Used-Car Priority/Agreement Work Sheet

Why are there so many different vehicles, with so many different features? Mostly, it's about choice. What appeals to one person is totally insignificant to another. For each characteristic, fill in the quality you're seeking and how important it is to you using this scale. Discuss your priorities, reach agreement, and circle your agreed-upon priorities.

0 = Not important                        2 = Very important

1 = Fairly important                      3 = MUST have

 

Category

Parent's choice

Rate

Teen's choice

Rate

Overall

 

Type (car, pick-up, SUV, van)

 

 

 

 

Manufacturer or dealer warranty (1 yr, 2 yr, 3 yr)

 

 

 

 

Manufacturer

 

 

 

 

Style (2-dr, 4-dr, hatchback)

 

 

 

 

Maximum odometer reading

 

 

 

 

Model-year range

 

 

 

 

Color

 

 

 

 

Body free of dings or dents

 

 

 

 

Sunroof

 

 

 

 

Performance

 

Fuel economy (10mpg, 20mpg, 30+mpg)

 

 

 

 

Horsepower

 

 

 

 

Rated as reliable

 

 

 

 

Handles well on highway

 

 

 

 

4-wheel drive

 

 

 

 

Safety

 

Lap/shoulder seat belt

 

 

 

 

Driver air bag

 

 

 

 

Passenger/side air bag

 

 

 

 

Antilock brakes

 

 

 

 

Rated as safe in crash tests

 

 

 

 

Daytime running lights

 

 

 

 

Interior

 

Comfortable seats

 

 

 

 

Interior (vinyl, cloth, or leather)

 

 

 

 

A/C

 

 

 

 

Stereo/tape/CD

 

 

 

 

Comfortable/quiet ride

 

 

 

 

Pricing

 

Maximum sales price

 

 

 

 

Low insurance premiums

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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