Car Buying Checklist

Buying A  New Car Near Tampa, FL

There are many factors that go into purchasing a new vehicle, but this somewhat complex system does not have to be hard! The team at Brandon Honda of Tampa, FL have created a Car Buying Checklist for you, to make the process painless. Follow the steps below to buy your new vehicle with confidence and ease.



Have any questions about purchasing a car? Click the button below to schedule an appointment with one of our Brandon Honda associates. A member of our team will be happy to assist you.

Evaluate Your Specific Wants And Needs



When it comes to buying a car, there is a multiplex  system that needs to take place before solid purchases are made. It is crucial you create a list of wants and needs you may have when it comes to driving an automobile. You should do research on characteristics you want your vehicle to have based on the lifestyle you live, and the circumstances you may have. 


For example: 

  • Do you drive long distances often? - Consider a new vehicle with low milage. 
  • Do you carpool your children and their teammates to soccer practice? - You may want to look at a car with a lot of room, such as a Honda Odyssey! 
  • Do you plan on moving in the next few years? - Maybe, contemplate leasing your Honda as opposed to buying one outright. More information on leasing a vehicle below.
  • How much money do you want to spend? - Look at financing options and specials on Honda vehicles you love! More information on financing below. 


Each person is different, and here at Brandon Honda we appreciate that! Our knowledgeable staff is determined to help you find the perfect Honda for your lifestyle and needs. Chat with one of our associates today, and they’ll assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Leasing Or Buying?




Are you considering purchasing a new vehicle, but don’t know whether you should buy or lease? Both are great options, depending on your specific lifestyle circumstances. 


Leasing a vehicle is the same as renting a car for a prolonged period of time. Thus, instead of paying for the WHOLE vehicle, you just pay the amount of vehicle depreciation that is estimated to take place during your chosen lease term. Typical lease terms are anywhere from 2 to 3 years. When your lease term is completed, you will return the vehicle to your dealership. To learn more about leasing a Honda from Brandon Honda in Tampa, FL click here.


If you buy a new or used vehicle downright, you possess the vehicle in its entirety. This means you are not bound to return your vehicle after an extended period of time, as you would when leasing. This gives you the freedom to make any additions or special touches to personalize your vehicle, as well as add as many miles as you please. It also gives you the ability to resell or trade-in your vehicle for profit. To learn more about buying a Honda from Brandon Honda in Tampa, FL click here. 

Asses Your Finance And Special Options



Once you’ve listed out your wants and needs for your new car, you should know how much money you are willing to spend and how much the car you desire costs. With this information you can start looking at any specials we may be able to offer, as well as finance options. At Brandon Honda, we have competitive auto loan and lease options available for drivers in the Tampa area who are looking to purchase or upgrade their Honda automobile. These options will help you economically so you don't have to break the bank.

Here Are Some Payment Options To Consider When Thinking Of Purchasing A New Vehicle




1. Auto Loan And Leasing Options



Purchasing a vehicle in full may not be financially smart for many customers. This is why auto loans and financing options are so great! Our Tampa based dealership team is here to make the financing process hassle-free, from our online application and pre-qualification process to our payment calculator available here on our website. Count on our staff of seasoned auto loan professionals to review your loan application promptly and contact you once we've located buyer-friendly options on your behalf. We've worked with new and used car buyers from around Tampa, FL, and beyond in their search for financing approval, and we can do the same for you!





2. Look At Your Current Vehicle’s Trade-In Value



Trading in an old vehicle is a great way to save money on a new vehicle. Once you find out your vehicle’s trade-in value, you can sell it to our dealership for a fair price. After our appraisers inspect your vehicle at the dealership we will issue you an offer. If you decide to take it we’ll cut you a check right away. Some dealers give lowball offers if you aren’t going to trade your vehicle. We’re proud to be different from the other guys, regardless of your intentions to trade or take the Express Cash Offer your vehicle is always worth the same.




3. Dealership Specials



Many dealerships, such as our own have specials and deals running all the time! It is a good idea to view specials and offers that may apply to you, in order to get you the best deal. Here at Brandon Honda of Tampa, FL we offer Honda Special Offers, New Vehicle Specials, Used Vehicle Specials, Military Specials, College Graduate Specials, and even a $5,000 Advantage Club!

Head Over To The Dealership



Once you’ve done your proper research on the type of vehicle you are interested in and viewed your financing options, it is time to visit the dealership! At Brandon, our Honda-Trained associates are ready to assist you with all your car buying needs. Here, you can test drive your desired vehicle. This is an opportunity to get behind the wheel in your own element. You can drive on different road surfaces and at different speeds. 



It is important to remember, when coming to the dealership you should be prepared with your driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Make A Deal



If you are happy with all the information and circumstances you are given, now is the fun part, making a deal! Our Honda-trained sales staff are experts in making this step as easy as possible. Our #1 goal is to match you with the best vehicle at the best price. Once the deal is done, you will need to view the paperwork and sign on the dotted line. Before you hit the road it is necessary you make sure you have the appropriate insurance and warranty. Please be sure to read the given contract including the fine print to fully understand. If you have any questions on the contract a Brandon Honda representative will be happy to assist you.

Enjoy The Ride!



Now that you’ve completed the hard work you can drive off into the sunset! You can enjoy your new vehicle with ease and plan your next road trip!


Brandon Honda is here to make your car shopping experience fun. Come visit our Tampa dealership, and get your best price, credit approval and terms, trade-in value, payment amount, and arrange for delivery in less than 20 minutes! We’re financing experts. If you’re looking for $0 down, 0.0% financing, you’re in the right place. We work hard getting you approved for a loan where others may have failed. Have any questions about purchasing a vehicle? Click the button below to schedule an appointment with one of our Brandon Honda associates. A member of our team will be happy to assist you.

Where are we located?

Brandon Honda


9209 E Adamo Dr

Tampa, FL 33619



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