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# Money Management - Buying a Car.

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Introduction

## Jaimes Charles

Citizenship

Coursework

Money Management

Section A.

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or my first piece of coursework in ‘Money management’ I have been given the task of buying an expensive item.  To help me decide which item would be the best for me, I brainstormed with other pupils a list of suitable items and here are the results.

• Holiday
• House
• House extension/renovations
• Car
• Boat
• Caravan
• Landscape garden

I have chosen a car as my item because as I am I my final year of school, I would like to learn how to drive and eventually buy a car.  So this piece of coursework will act as good background information for when that time comes.

The list below shows some of the things I will consider when going to buy a car.

• Age of the car
• Car type (model)
• Price
• Tax
• Insurance
• How to pay
• Petrol or diesel
• Used or brand new
• Manual or automatic

Section B – Methods of enquiry.

Method 1

The most popular car on the road.

1. To find out what the most popular car is I will give out a questionnaire and make a tally sheet.  The most frequent car that appears in my survey will be the one I will tally from the most popular to the most unpopular.  The reason I will be doing this is to find out what the general public is thinking.

Prices of the most popular car brought in a car showroom.

Middle

I have decided to look at loans because when I have compared the interest rates they are really expensive.  I will look at a loan from a bank and a loan from the supermarket and compare the interest rates.

PREDICTION

I think that a loan from a supermarket would be cheaper than a loan from a bank because looking at the interest rates on the leaflets they are much lower than the rates of the bank.

From the list below I am going to look at THE MODEL OF A CAR and the PRICE of a car.  I am putting these two topics together because the price of a car will depend on what model it is.

MODEL

To find out what model of car I should buy I could send out a survey to the general public and find out the most popular car on the road at the moment.

PRICE

To find out the price of the car I could visit a showroom and ask thm for a price list.  This might differ from showroom to showroom and I want to get the best affordable price.  I made up another brainstorm of factors that might affect the price of a car.  Here they are.

• New or second hand
• Petrol or diesel
• Location showroom in the city or private dealer

I have decided to look at the price of a second hand car because I cannot afford a brand new one.

Conclusion

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1. What most appeals to you? -    manual       automatic
1. What is your current state of employment? -   full-time     part-time                  student

Thank you for completing this questionnaire.

COLLECTED DATA

I decided to write up a tally chart to show the most popular car in my area.  I did this over a three-hour period on three weekday evenings at 5.30 and these are the results that I got.

 TYPE OF CAR FREQUENCY TOTAL PEUGEOT I 1 PORSCHE IIII  IIII 10 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE (NEW MODEL) IIII  IIII  IIII  IIII  IIII IIII IIII  IIII 40 LEXUS IIII 5 BMW IIII 5 MERCEDES IIII  IIII  IIII 15 SMART CARS IIII 4 FERRARI IIII  IIII 9 JAGUAR IIII  II 7 FORD KA IIII 4

My tally shows that my most popular car is Volkswagen Beetle (the new model) and my least popular car is the Ford Ka.  I have shown this information on the previous page.

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