Getting a Good Deal on a New Set of Wheels


It's time to buy a vehicle and many questions may come to mind:
  • Do I want a new or a used vehicle?
  • How can I determine what type of vehicle I can afford?
  • What about financing?
  • What type of insurance do I need?
  • How much sales tax will I have to pay?
  • Are service contracts a good idea?
  • How much will the vehicle cost me to operate in a year?

All of these questions will be answered within this project....so pay close attention to the directions....and let's begin.



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Timeline: This unit should take you class 7 days to complete. To the side of each assignment you will find a estimate of how many days the assignment should take you to complete.

Instructions: The PowerPoints are linked on this page. See the Car Project three ring binder to get other materials needed including scoring guides.


Assignment 1: (1/2 day) Need to schedule time with Mrs. Schluckebier at the beginning of this assignment
Pick Job/Salary
View Slides 1-9 only in PowerPoint

Assignment 2
: (1/2 day) How Much Can I Afford?: You will need to get the introduction and the vehicle organizers from the 3 ring binder

Assignment 3: (2 days) Find a Vehicle: You will need your vehicle organizer and get the money matters organizer out of the 3 ring binder.
View Slides 10 only in New Set of Wheels PowerPoint

Assignment 4: (1 day) Mock Haggle & Obtain Insurance: Need to schedule time with Mrs. Schluckebier at the beginning of this assignment
View Slides 14-18 only in New Set of Wheels PowerPoint

Assignment 5: (1 day) Find Financing & Determine Sales Tax
View Slides 11-13 only in New Set of Wheels PowerPoint

Assignment 6: (1 day) Operating Costs of Motor Vehicle: You will need to get the motor vehicle organizer out of the 3 ring binder.
View Slides 19-20 only in New Set of Wheels PowerPoint

Assignment 7: (1 day) Flow Chart See 3 ring binder for scoring guide