This article was published on June 9th, 2018
If we’re talking about prejudice, one is that gay guys know absolutely nothing about cars. And to be honest, there are those who indeed know nothing about the matter. Even so, they will be able to give you numerous lectures on how to take the guy home in their own car – but perhaps you’re one of them and you’re realized that you want to be the daddy with the car now, and that’s totally fine. However, if you’re buying a car for the first time, there are different things that you need to take into account, not only the number of guys whose heads will turn when you pass them by. Luckily for you, we thought about the 10 most important tips that every gay guy should know before buying a car. Take a look.
1. Know your finances
Just know that buying a car is not the same as buying a jack strap, and you really have to think about your finances carefully without indulging in such an endeavor. Think carefully about the deposit you will be able to put down, and see what monthly payments you can afford.
2. Credit score
What many people don’t know is that credit score can be helpful as well, so make sure to have all the info you need. Knowing about your credit report and credit score can furthermore help you negotiate a good deal and save a lot of money. A lot of money means thousands of dollars, which you can later on spend on a designer piece of clothing to go with your new car. Just think about it!
3. Do you really need the car?
After thinking carefully about the price, perhaps it’s good to ask yourself again if you really need a car or you need it just for your gaycations. If you think you do, think about whether it’s better to buy a new or a used car, as the latter ones tend to be more affordable, and if you’re not going to be using it daily, perhaps this is a good choice. However, if you really have money to buy a new one, this is always the safest choice.
4. Service the car (for a change)
In the breaks of getting serviced or servicing him, you will need to check if everything’s OK with the car that you purchased. Since you will be doing that at least two times a year, having a good mobile mechanic in Sydney or other cities is the best option – having one guy who knows everything about your car is something you should aim for. It’s always better to put your trust into one person (at least as far as cars are concerned!)
5. Manual or automatic
If you’re a newbie, this might be another hard decision to make. Even though in certain parts of the world driving with a stick is the most popular way of driving, in Australia the sale of manual cars is rapidly dropping year after year. Perhaps Aussies like to play with different kinds of sticks?
6. Negotiate the price
Put your favorite sunglasses and attitude on, enter the dealership and demand to speak with the manager! Since their job is to sell the car at the highest possible price (you can’t blame them, it’s their job), try to lower it as much as possible. Use your flirting skills if needed, seem uninterested or don’t mention money at all. There are many ways in which you can negotiate.
7. Compare prices like you’re comparing boyfriends
You don’t actually compare one-night-stands that much, so we’re talking boyfriends. Your car is there to stay (and so is your guy), so you really don’t have to settle with the first car dealership and their price. Go around, try to find a different dealership and see if you can get a lower price for the same or a similar car.
8. Take it for a test drive
No matter how much you’re familiar with a certain model (but then again, if you were you wouldn’t be here reading this article), always take your potential new car for a test drive. This is crucial and it’s just asking for a dick pic on Grindr before asking him to come over.
9. Choose your color carefully
Even though a red car might seem interesting to you at first, just think about the future and whether you’ll get bored with that color. You know that we tend to change our color preferences very often, so perhaps it’s best to choose a simple color such as black, gray or white.
10. What kind of car do you need?
If you, as already mentioned, are going to use your car for gaycations only, then buying a big car that’s good for road trips is the best option. if you, on the other hand, want your car simply to be able to get you from point A to point B in the city, your choices are endless.
Buying a car is not a decision that you should be making in a day, as it takes days of careful thinking. So try to think about this matter the same way you’re thinking about your outfit combination for an upcoming gala – very thoroughly. Good luck!