Here’s a great infographic from roadloans.com showing the five keys to car shopping. Some of the important points include not overspending on a car but keeping your payments within budget as well as a comparison between leasing over buying. Here’s a few tips from Complete Auto Loans. While leasing a car might be a good option for the short term it is always the most expensive route to buying a car. Instead try buying a car that’s just a few years old. Even the same model with all the options used is going to be a better financial choice then a leased vehicle.