I usually do my research, sort of the ends and pieces and then just go for it. I once owned a yellow Ford Focus. My husband and I had taken it for a test drive and he liked it. I had been looking at vehicles online for days and weeks and test drove two others.
Since it was generally to be mine to drive, he asked what I thought of it and I looked at him and said well, I am thinking I like it. Then I said we should buy it. Hubbie and the salesman thought I meant one like it, with different options, but I looked at them oddly and said no, that one, right there, with those options. It had everything I wanted, had a really good stereo and was yellow. What more did I need?
The running gag for the rest of the time I owned that car, was that I bought it because it was yellow. The truth was I did. My niece, to whom I sold it? She bought it because of the stereo!
Anyway, the decision took under a half an hour.
When I bought my current bright red Honda Fit, the whole transaction took under a half an hour. I told the salesman I was about to make his day. He thought I was kidding till the deal was signed!
That Focus, and this Fit have both been pretty darn good cars. Maybe I am brave enough to do this. Maybe I can do it all on my own.
Wow. This is scary. Scarier than I have ever known, but I think I just make my decision.