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Getting a new vehicle is one of the most momentous occasions in life. A vehicle isn’t just a machine that runs on wheels. It’s an extension of the driver’s personality. The vehicle you buy now will be a part of your life for years to come, which makes its selection doubly important.


How satisfied you will be with your vehicle tomorrow hinges on the choice you make today.
You make the right choice, and you are pretty much set for a few years. But if you make the wrong one, it won’t be long before the dreaded buyer’s remorse starts to creep in.


And Patriot CDJR of Tulsa, the city’s favorite dealership, understands this. We know what getting a new vehicle means for our customers, which is why we’ve put together this nifty little guide to help you make the best purchasing decision.

2023 Models

2023 Dodge Challenger

See for youself the 2023 Dodge Challenger where combines raw power with refined design, epitomizing the essence of American muscle cars. 

 

2023 Dodge Charger

Check out the 2023 Dodge Charger's  iconic design, powerful performance, and modern technology for exhilarating driving.

2022 Models

2022 Jeep Wrangler

The 2022 Jeep Wrangler combines rugged durability with modern comforts, offering unparalleled off-road capability and iconic design heritage.

 

2022 Jeep Compass

The 2022 Jeep Compass blends stylish urban design with off-road prowess, delivering versatility and advanced technology for adventurous journeys.

How to Find the Right Vehicle

Finding the right vehicle is never easy. You will be surprised at the number of factors that need to snap into place to land on the right vehicle. Your final choice ultimately boils down to the answers to the following key questions:

What are your needs?

Vehicles are designed for different purposes, and finding out why you want to buy a vehicle is the best place to start.


Think about the intended primary usage of your vehicle. What type of roads will you be driving on, and for how long?


For example, if you plan to drive around town with your family, a sedan like the Chrysler 300 would be a great choice. But a sedan won’t cut it if you also plan to use your vehicle for occasional off-roading or on longer road trips with rough terrain. In this case, you want an SUV that can handle wear and tear like a champ—something like the Jeep Compass.


Similarly, if you plan to haul goods or any type of equipment during your workdays, a truck from the Ram 1500 line-up would be more appropriate.

What is your budget?

Many people buy their desired vehicle right away if it falls within their budget, without sparing a thought for the additional future expenses tied to it.


Big mistake.


You are getting a new vehicle to make your life easier. And stretching your monthly expenditure or exerting undue strain on your finances is the last thing your vehicle should do.


So, when you sit down and consider your budget, look beyond the MSRP of your shortlisted vehicles. Think about how it would affect your monthly budget. Factor into your consideration aspects like maintenance, insurance, gas expenses, and—in case you have opted for finance—your monthly repayments.


You should ideally aim at keeping your car expenses 20% below your monthly take-home income. This should point you toward the real cost of owning the vehicle and give you a better understanding of your real budget.

Which brand will be right for you?

Several drivers consider their cars an extension of their personalities.


Where Chrysler cars are a statement of sophistication and refinement, Dodge sedans and SUVs are geared more towards thrill seekers and adrenalin-rush chasers. Jeep does that same thing but with distinctively ‘elegant-rugged’ designs, whereas Ram makes powerful workhorses excellent for recreational activities and adventure.


If you are outdoorsy, a Chrysler and you may not be a good fit. If you are an office-dweller on the side of the spectrum, then shuttling yourself to and from your office in a Ram every day may make your truck seem out of place.

Which features do you want in your vehicle?

Different vehicles and models bundle different sets of features. Consider what features you deem crucial and the ones that you look at as optional.


For example, some trims prioritize luxury features like leather seats, heated steering wheels, temperature control zones, etc., while others bill you for extra safety features such as lane switch assistance, adaptive cruise control, and collision alerts.


We recommend making a list of all essential features and seeing what you can fit into your budget, then selecting the model and the trim that come close to your desired features.

Which size will be right for you?

In the context of driving a vehicle, size does matter. Getting a smaller vehicle that can make you feel cramped for space is just as bad as getting an oversized car that is challenging to maneuver and park in tight spaces.


To zero in on the right size, consider the number of members in your family or the size of the cargo you would need to haul, and the size of your parking space.


Also, see if you can bundle your entire family into your desired care. We always recommend our customers bring their entire family along with them to our Tulsa dealership showroom. This way, they can tinker with different seat configurations to understand if the size of their desired vehicle is right for them.

Which is more important: performance vs. fuel efficiency?

While some models and trims manage to straddle that thin line between performance and fuel efficiency, there are always a few trade-offs involved. So be very clear about what matters most to you: horsepower or good gas mileage.


If it's horsepower that you value the most, you will find the Dodge Challenger SRT and the Jeep Grand Cherokee to be very powerful beasts. But all that power comes at the cost of fuel efficiency.


Similarly, if you are a big city dweller, you may afford to sacrifice a little bit of horsepower to enjoy better gas mileage. However, if you live in a less densely populated area and your monthly budget allows it, you can prioritize performance over fuel efficiency.


Answering the above questions should leave you with a pretty good idea about your ideal vehicle.

Should You Get a New Vehicle or a Used Vehicle?

Benefits of Buying a New Car

  • New cars come in mint condition. 
  • You get a comprehensive warranty. 
  • Most new cars come with free roadside assistance. 
  • They conform to the latest standards. 

Benefits of Buying a CPO or a Used Vehicle

  • They provide more affordable options. 
  • Vehicle insurance can be cheaper
  • Optional extended warranties with CPO vehicles

What Makes Patriot CDJR of Tulsa the Best Place to Shop for Vehicles?

At Patriot CDJR of Tulsa OK, we stock all popular models, electric vehicles, and different trim levels from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. We pride ourselves on delivering unparalleled services year after year. When you buy your vehicle from us, you will have a pleasant buying experience.


Our Tulsa dealership also has a range of flexible financing plans on offer so that you don’t have to compromise on your desired vehicle for lack of a sufficient budget.


We also have a full-fledged service department with expert technicians to keep your vehicle performing at its peak for years to come.


Contact us right away if you have any questions.

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