It used to be that consumers on the market for a car had to visit dealerships, frequent used car lots, scan the classifieds section of the local paper, or pick up trade publications to find the vehicles that met their requirements. And even with all that research, buyers were often limited to the selection of cars available for sale in their immediate area, unless they felt like traveling to nearby towns in the hopes of finding the car of their dreams. These days, things have gotten a lot easier thanks to the instant connectivity offered by the worldwide web. Auto enthusiasts looking for rare or classic automobiles now have just as much opportunity to find the set of wheels they seek as the average Joe looking for something fresh off the assembly line or an affordable clunker for a teen. With an entire world of cars to pursue, everyone has a lot more opportunity to discover the vehicle that meets their needs, from size to amenities to cost. But if you want to do your searching on the go, the CarZen app can mobilize your quest for locomotion.
You might be surprised to learn just what you can actually access via this app. For starters, their listings include, on average, more than two million cars for sale through over 18,000 dealerships. And if those numbers aren’t enough to wow you, you’ll also be able to pursue nearly half a million reviews written by consumers and journalists, including first-hand opinions of dealerships and video reviews that showcase the cars listed (although these features are not available for every car and dealership). But you can do more than just scan listings and search for specific makes, models, and years; you can actually build the car of your dreams from the ground up, and if it happens to reside among the vehicles featured in this app, you can see your dream become a reality.
So how do you get started? There are a couple of options. You might start by locating a dealer in your area. Whether you’re looking for new or used cars, you may be of the old-school opinion that you need to get your hands on the vehicle and hop in for a test drive before you even consider buying it. Knowing if a particular dealership exists in your town, as well as where it is located, will help you to decide how serious you are about a particular brand or car. Plus, you can read reviews to find a vendor that consumers trust and respect. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for locally, you can expand your search to surrounding areas and beyond.
Or if you’re not at all sure what you want you could start by reading comprehensive reviews of new cars on the market, complete with scores for quick comparison and links for further information. And of course, you can build your own idea of a car by inputting everything from brands to body styles to the price you’re willing to pay to create a custom search across CarZen‘s database. No matter how firm you are on finding a particular car, this app can help you narrow down the search results in order to locate the perfect ride (so long as that doesn’t include limo rental prices, for example). Plus, you can share findings with family and friends. And you can’t beat the price: this app is 100% free.
Thanks to Evan Fischer for this guest post. He is a freelance writer and part-time student at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.