How to Buy a Car for Someone Else: Everything to Know

How to Buy a Car for Someone Else: Everything to Know

Posted by on Jan 09, 2023 - Archived under Uncategorized

Looking to really wow someone this Christmas? You don’t get a bigger wow factor than buying them a new car. However, as you may expect buying someone a new car is much easier said than done, and there are many ways that it could go horribly wrong. That’s why in this article we’re going to walk you through the correct way to buy a car for someone else.


Don’t Keep it A Secret


Your first influence when buying someone a gift is to keep it a secret and surprise them with it on the day, and in most cases that’s the right thing to do, however for the one way that can go right with a car, there’s about a 1000 ways it could go very badly. Say for example the person didn’t actually want a new car, or they don’t like the car, or they do like the car but they don’t have enough space to keep it. Any of these problems are fine if you’re buying them a new mug, but a car is a significant investment that’s going to be very hard to just return to the dealer. 


Getting them a new car also most likely means they’re going to have to start selling their old car, which is a large amount of stress and work to dump on someone on christmas day, so no, under no circumstances should you try and keep it a secret. 


If you’re buying someone a car then you want them to be involved in the process, you need them to tell you what kind of car they’re looking for, and you need to let them test drive the car themselves, after all they are the person who’ll be using the car day to day. 


Handle All of the Boring Stuff


The gift you’re actually getting here (besides the car) is the ability to not have to worry about buying a new car. Buying a new car is stressful and involves a lot of paperwork and a lot of annoying negotiation. If you’re getting the car as a gift then it’s up to you to handle all of that for the person. Let them tell you what they want and then you handle the rest, that’s the sure sign of a good gift.


Get A Small Gift Too


You can’t leave a car under the christmas tree, so just because you’re buying them a car doesn’t mean you should get them nothing else, opening gifts is still the most fun part of christmas, so make sure you get them something nice besides the car. 

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