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Journeys : Dec Jan 2010
Buying a first car is tricky. Whether you're spending your own hard- earned cash, your parents' hard-ear ned cash or lottery winnings, it's tough to find the right car. Suitability, practicality and value are all words you probably won't want to pay attention to, but they're well worth looking at. Suitability comes first. You need to decide what you need from a car. Are you in a band? Do you surf? A wagon could be a good idea. Do you have poor car- awareness and a tendency to run into Michael Blake grew up in a car-mad family. He shares his thoughts on a tricky topic. Buying a box of bolts (and how to avoid it) things? Maybe your money would be better spent on lessons -- or failing that, a car with good all-round visibility and thick bumpers. So sort out what you need. Note: need. Not want. Giving in to want is a dangerous business. Most first-car buyers will need an uncomplicated, reliable and economical car. Practicality ties in here, too. Do you have access to off-street parking at home? Are you going to be parking in college or uni carparks, where a gouge or a ding is almost a foregone conclusion? If so, weigh up your options. Is the car you're looking at going to be worth comprehensive in surance? Or are you happy to weather some minor damage on a paint job that's already had a few knocks? Another key bit of practicality to consider is economy. You may be able to pick up a six-cylinder sedan for a song, but if it's going to drink juice like a sieve, it's worth wondering whether you're better off with something a little more expensive that will be cheaper in the long run. ding preventative health specialist "Hearing loss should ated early" Medical research has proven that early intervention assists the treatment of hearing loss and lets patients enjoy life to the full. FREE Hearing facts newsletter If you or your partner would like a copy of the latest edition of this informative newsletter please call now. We care aboutyourhearing 1800 057 220 Professional advice about your hearing health Garry McDonald tackles hearing loss head on Dr. Ross Walker says "Why suffer in silence" Vicky's Aussie mum has VICTORY! new lease on life 1800 057 220 Hobart - Launceston Devonport - Kingston Beach Visiting Service across Tasmania www.audioclinictas.com.au 5% OFF* across the store *Excludes advertised specials & benchmark trade specials as displayed in store. Call 6234 3021 95-97 Brisbane St, Hobart. Opposite K & D Warehouse Sparco AUTO PARTS - TYRES - BATTERIES PTYLTD Life on the move December 09 / January 10 30
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