Modern weddings are about so much more than just the bride and groom. A wedding is a multi-day event with family and close friends celebrating alongside other close family and friends. It’s a special occasion with opulent decorations, mouthwatering food, fashionable attire and accessories, pomp, circumstance, and laughter.
It’s never easy to select the ideal present for a close friend or relative.
Toasters and fondue pots dominated the wedding gift market in the past, but that is no longer the case. These days friends and family are coming up with new and inventive methods to give gifts that will help the bride and groom start their lives together.
Giving your loved ones a car on their big day is sure to be an unexpected gift. Surprisingly, cars can provide thoughtful gifts that are price-effective and memorable for a young couple. Car Credit can help you find a vehicle that is perfect for the lucky newlyweds, while being kind to your check book.
Can You Afford It? What Are the Future Obligations?
Giving a significant present to someone is exhilarating for both the giver and the recipient. We would all love to be able to do that. But, before going down this path, give yourself a little bit of private time to consider all the factors.
By looking at your budget, determine whether you can afford the down payment, the full price, and the monthly payments. As a co-signer or loan holder, you will be responsible for those obligations throughout the life of the loan. Make sure you can afford those payments.
Cars That Make a Perfect Gift
If you are considering buying a car as a wedding gift, here are some great options:
- Lincoln Nautilus
The Nautilus is a mid-size SUV to compete with a wide spectrum of luxury rivals – the Lexus RX, Acura MDX, Cadillac XT5, Mercedes-Benz GLC, and Infiniti QX60 are just a few. That’s because SUVs, which skillfully combine power, safety, cutting-edge features, and plenty of space for people and freight, are currently the trendiest real estate in luxury cars.
Driving the Nautilus’ optional turbocharged V-6 is a thrill. Its smooth and strong motor makes it fun to drive. The combined output of this twin-turbo 2.7-litre V-6 is 335 horsepower and 380 pounds-feet of torque.
- Hyundai Elantra
The competitive compact vehicle class’s top half is where the Hyundai Elantra places. The Elantra, offered as a sedan or hatchback, boasts simple-to-use features, a well-made interior, and good safety and expected dependability scores.
If you’re looking for a used compact car, the Elantra is a solid choice. The Elantra receives high marks for expected dependability and has been called a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Due to its user-friendly design, elegant materials, and roomy seating, it is especially impressive inside.
- Kia Sorento
Along with a few additional safety features, the Sorento is also available with a smartphone connection for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (adaptive headlights and automatic emergency braking). Standard shift paddles are also included with the EX 2.0T.
The Kia Sorento is a good reason to consider a Kia. Along with the peace of mind provided by a lengthy guarantee and high safety ratings, you get a lot for your money.
- Chevrolet Traverse
The Traverse is the tallest and largest wagon in the range, while it sports some common Chevy aesthetic characteristics. Since its 2009 debut, the design has undergone very little alteration. Although the face is appealing and recognizable, the Camaro-inspired taillights are even better since they stand out against a sea of identical crossover designs.
The Traverse’s interior is unremarkable but highly practical, with accents made of wood and silver, some contrast stitching, ambient lighting, and a good deal of soft-touch materials.
The Traverse’s primary purpose is as a family car, which functions admirably in that capacity. Although it rides more like a car than GM’s full-size truck-type SUVs, with a curb weight of 5,000 pounds, it is not described as agile or quick.
- Ford Escape
The Ford Escape is a very popular model. It’s easy to understand why the svelte, hatchback-like crossover sells hundreds of thousands of units annually.
Nothing about the Ford Escape’s exterior or interior even faintly hints it is an SUV. All of that is part of the strategy. Passengers tucked inside in the cozy cabin of the Escape enjoy very firm chairs which offer all-day comfort on lengthy trips. The Escape may be equipped with a hands-free tailgate, and the back seats can be folded down to increase cargo capacity to more than 68 cubic feet.
Although the Ford Escape has done well in recent crash tests, it still doesn’t come standard with important safety features in the last year of the current generation.
A Car From Car Credit: The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Purchasing a car from Car Credit as a gift gives you confidence that the couple will have reliable transportation starting their life together. With Car Credit’s new Limited Maintenance Agreement, Car Credit will take care of the basic needs of the car. For the first two years that you own your car, Car Credit Tampa will:
Change the oil and the filter every 6000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first
Inspect your brakes, including replacing brake pads and/or drums, resurfacing or replacing brake rotors and/or drums, rebuilding or replacing brake calipers, and rebuilding or replacing the brake master cylinder, every 6000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first
Inspect your belts every 6000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first
Give your car a tune up at any time within the 12-month period, and will replace spark plugs, ignition plug wires, coils, and fuel filters as needed
This agreement lasts for two years after you buy your car from Car Credit, and covers you even after accidents, up to 20% of the value of your vehicle.
So, if you are considering buying a car as a wedding present, be sure to shop at any of Car Credit’s convenient locations.