If you are planning to purchase a new vehicle, you should first:
- determine the price you can afford to pay for a vehicle. Take into consideration the cost of insurance and the vehicle’s fuel consumption;
- decide which type of vehicle suits your needs;
- find out which makes of vehicles are considered good choices. You can do this by consulting magazines, guides or specialized organizations. For example, you can obtain information from Éditions Protégez-Vous (in French only) or from the Automobile Protection Association;
- consult classified ads to get an idea of the price of vehicles on the market.
The Office de la protection du consommateur does not test products. We cannot make recommendations on makes or models of vehicles to purchase.
Last update : October 16, 2020
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