What Car Should I Buy?

The first step when buying a car is figuring out what type of car you want. Narrow down your choices using Edmunds Car Finder to search based on body type and price range.

Determine What Type of Car You Can Afford

First use the Edmunds Affordability Calculator to see what car price will fit into your budget.

Then get free Price Reports (sample below) from TrueCar to see cost details for your favorite models. They tell you exactly what you can expect to pay based on average sales in your area. Here's my review of Truecar and tips on using TrueCar Price Reports.

Once you've narrowed down your search to a few specific makes and models, do a couple test drives, but do not be pressured to buy. Here's how to test drive without buying.

Once you decide what kind of car you want you can