Seattle International Auto Show(http://www.seattleautoshow.comThe 2013 Seattle International Auto Show kicked off on Wednesday, October, 16. Not only the car lovers are spoiled by this once a year feast with exotic and luxury cars like the brand new 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe or the Mercedes Benz CLA 250, but also for the first-time buyers, it’s a one-stop shop for information and interactive experience opportunity across all the potentials automotive brand in the current market. If you are a first time car buyer this the show to definitely attend. That’s the beauty of this auto show– everyone is able to come across one vehicles that fits them amongst the hundreds.

Seattle International Auto ShowSeattle International Auto Show Logo(http://www.seattleautoshow.comThe 2013 Seattle International Auto Show kicked off on Wednesday, October, 16. Not only the car lovers are spoiled by this once a year feast with exotic and luxury cars like the brand new 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe or the Mercedes Benz CLA 250, but also for the first-time buyers, it’s a one-stop shop for information and interactive experience opportunity across all the potentials automotive brand in the current market. If you are a first time car buyer this the show to definitely attend. That’s the beauty of this auto show– everyone is able to come across one vehicles that fits them amongst the hundreds.

In general, the first-time buyers have three criteria in mind for narrowing the focuses which is safety, value and price. Besides these three shared criteria, personal preferences for different brands, looks and features also play a key role in the decision-making process.
Nowadays, all car makers should be given credits for making mechanically reliable vehicles with great warranty coverage by listening to customers’ feedback and working hard on improving the overall value and performance. This makes the whole market very competitive in a good way. When it comes to choosing a the car of your choice, the determining factor often comes down to the purpose of your vehicle, value added functions and amenities, and design and aesthetics.

The 2014 Toyota Corolla is prime example amongst the spotlight at the brand’s exhibit this year. The new model features the redesigned exterior and interior appearance, connectivity programs like Entune that integrates popular apps including iHeart Radio, Yelp and Pandora. Also its fuel economy can get up to 40MPG depending on the model. The Corolla has been long considered as an entry-level classic. The updated version could create a new push to its sales once it hits the market.

Mazda is also competitive by giving its product lines a whole new look. The 2014 Mazda 3 and 6 has a more sporty and masculine looking than their previous generations. With their SkyActiv Technology, this appeals both the average consumer and enthusiast by increasing both efficient and performance output.  Mazda has been constantly attracting young customer demographics by stylish design and eye-catching convertible models. They are more for those who want both the look and the performance equally.

Subaru a perfect fit for the down-to-earth crowds, especially the Pacific Northwest crowd. It’s very practical with is asymmetrical all wheel drive for the unpredictable weather. Moreover, Subaru has been selected by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as the top safety pick winner for all models for the fourth consecutive years. Subaru has also ventured into new grounds with their new XV Crosstrek Hyrbrid that gives 25MPG in City and 33MPG on Highways. The new XV Crosstrek Hybrid should appeal to consumers looking for all wheel drive vehicle with great fuel efficiency. With rugged and stylish designs and great functionality, the Subaru models should appeal to large segment of the market.

There are many other great brands to consider for first time buyers. Chevrolet, Scion, Mitsubishi, Honda, Jeep, Lexus, Acura, Volkswagen, Nissan and Fiat are all worth looking into. As an added bonus, buyers can go to the test driving area in the garage to drive the cars offered by several different brands.

For those car shopper newbie, stepping into the Centurylink field event center will be a great experience and education. Sitting into the real cars, understanding the technology and focus of all the major brands, talking to product specialist, and getting a feel of everything can helps make a wiser decision in the car buying process.

The Seattle Auto Show presented by State Farm and sponsored by AutoTrader.com, BECU, and the Seattle Times
Dates: Wednesday – Sunday, October 16 – 20, 2013

Location: CenturyLink Field Event Center

Times:
Wednesday – Thursday: 1 PM – 8:30 PM
Friday: 1 PM – 9 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Admission: Adults $14; Seniors 62 and over $12; Children 12 and under free


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