The Car For You: Best Buys For Every Type Of Driver

    Posted by Ben Davidson about 11 months ago
    It’s that age-old question drivers ask every time they need to replace their car. Which car is right for me? There’s such a diverse range of makes and models out there, and this can make narrowing down the options difficult. One of the key considerations to bear in mind is the type of driver you are. This will impact the range of vehicles that cater for your needs and help you find the best buy. If you need some advice or inspiration, this guide will come in handy. 

    The first-time driver
    There’s nothing more exciting than passing your test and gaining the freedom to hit the open roads. If you’re looking for your first car, it’s best to go for something affordable, compact and economical. Popular choices include the Vauxhall Corsa, the VW Polo, the Skoda Fabia, the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Fit. It’s worth shopping around for the best deals on new cars, as many dealerships offer to contribute towards the deposit, and this can save a substantial amount of money. If you don’t want to buy a brand new car, take a look at adverts in auto magazines and browse some websites to look for used cars. Used cars often represent better value for money, as new cars start to lose value as soon as you leave the forecourt. If you’re a new driver, you probably want a car that looks the business, but it’s also advisable to check the safety records. Young drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents than more experienced motorists.


    The commuter
    If you drive to work every day or your job involves driving long distances, it’s important to prioritize comfort and fuel consumption. Opt for a car that you don’t have to fill up on a daily basis and make sure you feel comfortable when you’re driving. Always take the opportunity to book a test drive, as this will give you a feel for the car you can’t get from looking at it in a showroom. Take a look at the figures for fuel consumption. If you drive for hours every week, you don’t want to be spending your entire salary on gas. Top options for commuters include the Honda Civic, the Toyota Prius, the Chevrolet Impala and the Ford Expedition. If you’ve got a shortlist, do some reading, compare different models and take a drive. See how you feel during and after the test session and go for the car that ticks the most boxes. 


    The parent
    We all know that kids come with a lot of stuff. Even a tiny baby can fill a trunk with all its belongings, so it’s useful to have a lot of space, not just for people, but also for groceries, strollers, luggage and anything else you want to throw in the back before a trip. Space is an important consideration, but safety is also a priority for parents. The best family cars include the Buick Encore Preferred FWD, the Kia Optima, the Ford Fusion, the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry. If you’re on the lookout for a new car for your family, take a tour of some showrooms and dealerships, read reports and reviews and don’t turn down the opportunity to have a look inside the vehicle and take a test drive. 


    The speedster
    If you love driving, and you’re looking for a sporty model to take out on the tarmac, practicality and fuel economy go out of the window. If you’re searching for a car that looks incredible, travels rapidly and offers all the mod cons, you’re probably considering makes like Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and BMW. You may already know exactly what you want, or you might be open to ideas. If you do have a make and model in mind, contact dealerships and arrange to go and have a look and take the car out for a test drive. If you’re not sure what to buy, it’s worth visiting different garages, noting down the models that take your fancy and then comparing the pros and cons when you’ve got a list of contenders. It’s worth bearing in mind that brand new vehicles depreciate quickly, so it’s often a good idea to buy a nearly new car, rather than one straight off the back of a transporter. 


    If you’re on the hunt for a new motor, you may be wondering which car to buy. Often, there are many factors that influence the decisions we make. One of the most important is the lifestyle we lead. Hopefully, this guide will help you find a car that ticks all the boxes on your wishlist.
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