How to Build Your Own Car Online

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How to Build Your Own Car Online
Dream car (Viking/sxc.hu)

Whether you have time to kill or you're involved in serious car shopping, building a dream car online using online software can help you envision your car and learn just how much it's going to cost. Think about what type of car you'd like to own and the features it would ideally have. Check out all of your favourite car manufacturers to design cars on their sites or use an online software like CarIntelligent that compiles all of the makes and models and interfaces into a handy and easy-to-use online interface.

Skill level:
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Instructions

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    Think about your dream car and what make and model it would be. Consider something practical or a dream luxury car that you may not be able to afford, but would like to price out for curiosity's sake.

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    Jot down a few features that your dream car would have. Consider the area in which you live, the size you'd need for your family and other components. You may need four-wheel drive or you might think that power windows are a must-have. Add these to the car you build online and see whether they are standard features or extras that will cost more money.

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    Go to the car manufacturer's website if the make and model is available for personalisation online. Most of the top car manufacturers like GMC, Ford, Honda and Toyota offer software that allows you to build your own car and price it out.

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    Go to the CarIntelligent.com website (see "Resources") if the manufacturer that you've chosen does not have a car building software online. CarIntelligent.com offers software online you can use to help design your dream car.

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    Search through the different makes available at CarIntelligent.com to find a make you're interested in. When you find the brand that you're looking for, click on the logo, and you'll automatically see that particular car manufacturer's car building interface appear.

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    Look for a model that you'd like to build. You can see all of the different years available for each model. Because CarIntelligent.com uses the manufacturer's site directly, you'll mostly find new model cars available to make online. Click on the model that you're interested in.

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    Play with the available option to create a car that would be perfect for you. You'll be able to choose from options like interior colour, exterior colour, transmission, as well as add on options like power windows and doors, stereo systems and lift kits for SUVs.

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    Save your creation so that you can see approximately how much the car you built online would cost you. You can see the manufacturer's suggested price, but you may also be able to get a better price through a dealer.

  9. 9

    Click "Go Back to Make" to start again with a different type of car.

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