Under 30: Tips on getting your first car

MANILA - Car sales are rising, with demand fueled by a booming economy and a young workforce looking to buy their first set of wheels to escape the hellish commute.

Automotive sales in the first quarter grew 22 percent from the previous year with 76,479 units sold, according to industry data.

Loans offered by banks at low interest rates also help lure buyers into car showrooms.

Young professionals who are just starting to sort out their finances need to consider many things before buying their first car.

Here are some insights from people who made that big investment before they turned 30.

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