Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Family Cars- Choosing the Right One

Buying a car is one of the most important purchases you’ll make in your life. You’ll need it to get around, whether it’s to work, university, for the weekly shop or to go and visit a friend or relative. To make sure you buy the right car, it’s worth looking out for a number of things before you make your decision. By reading car reviews, buyers will get an idea of price, features and longevity of vehicles.

The first thing to look out for is price. You need to have a clear idea of what you can afford, and by looking for new car deals from Auto Trader wherever possible, it’s possible to get a discount which will get you more for your money.
The car’s efficiency is also a big factor. Fuel is very expensive these days, and you want a car with good fuel economy. Anything that has fuel economy of over 40mpg is something you should go for, while city cars like the Fiat Panda and Volkswagen Polo can do much more than that.

You’ll want your new car to have plenty of space. A good family car should have five seats, which is handy for a long trip to the seaside or to the shops. A spacious car should have enough room in the boot to store several bags of shopping or at least a couple of sets of golf clubs.

A new car should also be safe. It’s worth looking at the car’s safety rating, as that will indicate how it performed in NCAP safety tests. Anything with five stars means that it’s extremely safe. Make sure that the car you’re looking at is equipped with airbags for the driver and passengers, as well as seat belts.

This guest post is from Auto Trader.

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