It's no secret that the auto industry is under some stress from lack of new car inventory, and soaring used car inventory prices. Which may strain your budget when trying to purchase a vehicle. But understanding what features you are looking for specifically has a strong advantage when it comes time to find your new or used vehicle.
Make a list of all the features that are a must. Do you need a 3rd row? Do you need leather interior to prevent staining of cloth? Do you need an entertainment system for the rear seats to keep your kids entertained on longer trips? Having a list of needs that you don't want to go without will help narrow down your choice.
Now make a list of all the things it would be nice to have but isn't a deal breaker. The things ideally you could get if it fit into your budget.
Having these things set in front of you will give you a clear vision of what you are looking for when you start doing your research online. But keep in mind many, if not all of those things on your list, will be available aftermarket and many times better than factory options. And to add icing on the cake, these add ons are cheaper than buying them along with high end trim lines. AND can be added into the financing in most cases.
Adding leather, heated seats, remote start, and entertainment systems are inexpensive compared to purchasing the highest trim lines that probably come with a ton of other options that aren't important to you at all. We would love to chat with you before your car purchase and help you make the perfect decision based on exactly what you want and need on your new or used car purchase.
Picture below is of a factory match leather interior upgrade starting at $1699 plus tax in most 2 row vehicles.