Buying your first car is exciting, but there are several factors to consider before signing on the dotted line. For example, are you aware cars come in different trim packages? Do you understand the difference between leasing and financing? With this step-by-step guide you will get answers to the above questions and more to help get you closer to driving off of our lot in a brand new car, truck, or SUV. As always, if you need assistance at any stage of your shopping experience, don't hesitate to reach out to the team at Midway Dodge in Chicago by calling (888) 416-9124.

How to Buy Your First Car, Truck or SUV Review in Chicago, IL


1. Choose your model

First you should decide whether you need a car, truck, or SUV. From there you can consider which model suits your needs the best. How? Our product specialists have reviewed each model available at our Dodge dealership in Chicago, detailing important aspects such as performance and engine specs, convenience features, and safety technology. Once you've decided which model meets your needs, it's time to decide on a trim package.


2. Choose a trim level

Think of a trim level as a model with designated features, with the trop trim providing the most luxury and amenities. This is important to understand because trim levels provide different driving experiences, and your preferences and budget determine which trim level is right for you. To help you out, trim comparisons are available.


3. Decide on leasing or buying.

Consider your budget, lifestyle, and preference for ownership as you consider whether to lease or buy your first vehicle. There are pros and cons to each payment plan and different qualifications for each determines eligibility. For instance, if you exceed 12,000 miles a year, a finance plan is the more economical option for you.


4. View available incentives or lease specials

Incentives are factory direct deals for new cars, trucks, and SUVs. Incentives and lease specials include low APR rates, cash allowances, and $0 down payment. Be sure to peruse the incentives available and take advantage of them as soon as possible because they change month to month.


5. Fill out a financing application

Save yourself some time at our Dodge dealership in Chicago and complete our secure finance application before you give us a visit. Complete it from home or the office with your personal, employment, and contact information, and our auto finance experts will be in touch with you shortly.


6. Schedule a test drive

The only way to know if the vehicle you're considering is a perfect match is to get behind the wheel for yourself. A product specialist will ride along to help you understand the bells and whistles of the model and answer all of your questions to your complete satisfaction. To schedule a test drive, give us call at (888) 416-9124 or complete our test drive scheduler online.


7. Contact us for any additional questions

No question is too complicated or simple for the team at our Dodge dealership in Chicago. Whether you're curious about feature availability, which model you should consider, or which finance options you qualify for, let us know how we can serve you. Reach out to us online or by phone anytime during business hours.

 How to Buy Your First Car in Chicago, IL 

8. Visit the dealership

Conveniently located near the Stevenson expressway and the orange line Pulaski stop, Midway Dodge is easy to get to. If you need directions, we have a trip planner to help you find your way.

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