01-09-23

How to Choose a New or Used Vehicle

Choosing your next vehicle is an exciting but daunting experience. Whether you're looking for a car that's brand new or just new to you, there's a lot to think about before signing the papers to make a car, truck, or van yours. That's why we've created this handy guide with some quick tips to help you know what to look for when deciding how to choose a new or used vehicle.

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Finding the Right Car for You

If you've never bought a new vehicle, it's tough to know where to start. How are you supposed to know what you want? Which features are better than others? Instead of getting overwhelmed, you can ask yourself the following questions to narrow down your search. Then, follow the steps to pinpointing your next vehicle.

What are your needs?

This question can cover a broad range, but with so many options out there, it can really help you pinpoint the type of vehicle you're searching for. If you have a short daily commute, you might consider a hybrid or electric vehicle to save on fuel and get you where you need to go with low or zero emissions. Maybe you take frequent road trips; in that case, a roomy cargo area and convenience features are key. Write down details such as how many passengers you'll be hauling, which features are a must-have, and whether you're planning to use the vehicle for towing.

What's your budget?

Budget alone will help you answer several questions, such as new vs. used or lease vs. purchase. Determine how much you have for a down payment and the cost of your monthly payments, than narrow your search based on those factors. There's no use in finding your dream car that's way out of your budget, but with the right financing or budgeting, you can certainly come close. Remember, too, that trading in a current vehicle should factor into your budget and can greatly reduce the cost.

Should you lease or buy?

The answer to this question depends on your budget and preferences. Leasing is a great option if you like the latest technology and plan to switch out for a new vehicle again soon, while purchasing offers the benefit of ownership and fewer restrictions. If you aren't sure, you can take a look at our available financing and lease options for more detailed information.

Test Drive

Once you have an idea of what you're looking for, it's time for the most fun part: the test drive! Test driving can help you rule out an option you thought you wanted and will help you feel more confident in making your final decision. A helpful sales associate can make the difference and will be able to show off all the features and details that you might be seeking in your next vehicle.

Find Your Next Vehicle at Redwood City INFINITI

When you're ready to start your search, come visit us at Redwood City INFINITI! Along with all the newest INFINITI vehicles, you can also find a great selection of pre-owned vehicles that are sure to meet your needs. Contact us today to schedule a test drive and get started on your search.

 

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12-19-22

What colors are available for the 2023 INFINITI QX50?

Designed with style and backed by substance, the 2023 INFINITI QX50 is a popular choice among our customers at Redwood City INFINITI. One of the best things about the QX50, aside from its many standard features, is the luxurious design both inside and out. With so many color options, there's QX50 for everyone. Explore all the interior and exterior color options for this luxury offer and customize one for yourself here at Redwood City INFINITI!

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2023 INFINITI QX50 Color Options

The QX50 is available in five trims and two drivetrains: Pure/Pure AWD, Luxe/Luxe AWD, Sport/Sport AWD, Sensory/Sensory AWD, and Autograph AWD. Each offers unique and luxurious color and material combinations, like semi-aniline leather, quilted ultrasuede, and maple accents. While interior styling is limited to specific trims, you have your choice of all colors available at every trim level.

2023 INFINITI Interior Color Combinations:

  • Graphite Leatherette Seating/Dark Aluminum
  • Graphite Leather-Appointed Seating/Dark Aluminum
  • Pebble Gray Leather-Appointed Seating/Dark Aluminum
  • Graphite Semi-Aniline Leather-Appointed Seating/Black Aluminum
  • Monaco Red Semi-Aniline Leather-Appointed Seating/Black Aluminum
  • Graphite Ultrasuede Seating/Natural Maple Wood
  • Pebble Gray Ultrasuede Seating/Natural Maple Wood
  • White Quilted Ultrasuede Seating/Natural Maple Wood
  • Graphite Quilted Ultrasuede Seating/Natural Maple Wood
  • Pebble Gray Quilted Ultrasuede Seating/Natural Maple Wood

2023 INFINITI Exterior Colors:

  • Hermosa Blue
  • Graphite Shadow
  • Black Obsidian
  • Lunar White
  • Mineral Black
  • Slate Gray
  • Dynamic Sunstone Red
  • Radiant White

Find the 2023 INFINITI QX50 at Redwood City INFINITI

If you're interested in the new QX50, you can find select models available now at Redwood City INFINITI! Browse our online inventory, get pre-approved for financing, and come test drive your next new car today. Contact our sales team for information about specifications, features, and design details. We'll help you pick out the best options for your needs before sending you home in your new INFINITI.

 

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11-28-22

Where can I lease a new INFINITI in Redwood City CA?

If you're planning to lease a new INFINITI in Redwood City, CA, there's no better place than right here at Redwood City INFINITI. There are several benefits to leasing a new INFINITI with us, like our great rates and exclusive INFINITI perks. Learn more about how our leasing program works and how you can make it work for you.

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Leasing vs. Buying

To understand if leasing is the right option for you, it can help to know the differences between leasing and purchasing a vehicle. When you agree to a lease, you're essentially renting a new vehicle from a dealership for a certain term. You pay a lower monthly payment than if you were purchasing to use a brand new vehicle for a certain amount of time or specific mileage limits. Then, once your lease is up, you return you have the option to extend your lease, start a new lease, purchase the vehicle, or return it. On the other hand, purchasing a vehicle comes with a loan with its own terms and higher monthly payment, but you are the owner of the vehicle once it's paid off. There are pros and cons to each, and the choice is up to your personal preferences.

Benefits of Leasing an INFINITI

Choosing a lease comes with some very attractive perks.

  • Leasing allows you to drive a luxury vehicle with the latest technology and safety features.
  • With Redwood City INFINITI's Lease Loyalty incentives, you can save money on your lease.
  • When you lease, you often have a lower monthly payment than if you were to purchase.
  • Changing to a new vehicle requires less time and hassle than a trade-in.
  • Returning or exchanging your leased vehicle is easy and you have several options for both.

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Lease a New INFINITI Today

Do you want to find out more about how our lease options work? Contact Redwood City INFINITI today! We can go over all of your lease options, explain our terms, and help you find your new INFINITI to drive. Our goal is to make your experience positive and simple, so get in touch for more information today.

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10-27-22

Where can I test drive new INFINITI vehicles in Redwood City CA?

Part of the fun of car shopping is the test drive. You get to experience first-hand exactly how a car handles and imagine what it would be like for this to be your everyday vehicle. If you're looking for a place to test drive new INFINITI vehicles in the Bay Area, come to Redwood City INFINITI! We provide a personalized shopping experience to help you find just the car you've been looking for.

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Test Driving Checklist

Do you know exactly what you're looking for in a new INFINITI? Are you open to a new driving experience, or need some guidance? No matter your stage of car shopping, there are a few things you should keep in mind as you test drive each vehicle. If it helps, take notes after each test drive on the following categories.

Comfort

This is going to be your next vehicle, so you want to be sure that it suits you. Do you like the seat material? Does the vehicle have lumbar support or massage settings? Many new INFINITI vehicles have advanced comfort, from heated and ventilated seating to smooth suspension with fewer bumps along the way.

Features

The features you want in a vehicle are all up to personal preferences. Even different trims within one model can have vastly different features, so be sure to inform your sales team of any specific ones you want. You might want built-in navigation or towing capacity, or maybe you prefer all-wheel drive and driver assist features. If the car you're testing doesn't have what you need, another trim or model might.

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Handling

Take note of steering, braking, and acceleration. Different types of vehicles can handle completely differently, so it might turn out that you'd prefer a sedan over an SUV. Even hybrid or electric vehicles have different handling that may take some getting used to.

Purpose

During your test drive, think about what purpose the car will fill. If you have a long daily commute, comfort and handling might beat out a high-tech cabin. Maybe you take a lot of road trips with your friends or family. In that case, an infotainment system with connectivity and a robust sound system could be your deciding factor.

Above all, the car you test drive should make you feel good. Want to get a head start before scheduling a test drive? Browse our inventory of new INFINITI vehicles to see what catches your eye! We'd love to help you get behind the wheel of your next new vehicle, so come down to our Redwood City dealership for your test drive today.

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