Buying a car is not as easy as it seems. The biggest question perhaps is the size of the car. Should it be a large one or a small one? Both options have their own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at each.
A small car is great when your commute or daily trip takes you through tight corners and crowded streets. It makes for easy parking too, even parallel parking on a busy road. The car handles better and has greater speed, especially for turns.
This isn’t too much of a surprise, but smaller cars use less material to be built and therefore cost less and work out less in terms of fuel, taxes and insurance. In the long run, this might prove to be a sound decision.
A small car is zippy and if you need a ride with minimum fuss and more fuel efficiency, this might be the one for you.
A small car is great for an individual or a couple, but throw in a few more family members, some kids and some pets, and it’s a tight squeeze. Less room makes a small car not a great choice for everyone.
A small car is more likely to be damaged in a car accident. This can make this a dodgy option from the safety point of view.
A small car has less horsepower, so if you need to go uphill or on rough, hilly roads, this may not be the one for you.
Nothing shouts road presence as much as a big car does. Take the used Kia sorento, for example. Whether it’s a dangerous black or a cool white, the SUV has been built to command respect and give you a smooth ride. Play your music on the premium brand audio system, and rest assured with its stability control and braking assist.
Take a large car or an SUV pretty much anywhere you choose to go. It’s built to handle rough rides and off-road experiences.
Designers have a field day with big cars- more space means more chances for details and style. This makes a big car a better-looking ride in most cases.
•Luxury of Space
If you like travelling, road trips, and/or have a large family, then a big car makes the most sense. Everyone is comfortable and nobody needs to sit on top of boxes and bags. It’s also a great bet if you do a lot of work related travel in your vehicle.
Expensive to buy and to maintain, a big car only makes sense if your car use is huge.
Larger engines mean more fuel usage and not such great mileage either. You might end up spending huge money on gas each month.
•Not always ideal for city use
Given how crowded our cities are these days, a big car may not be the best choice of ride. It takes up too much space and parking spots are hard to come by too.
Depending on the size of the family, the purpose and the budget, choose your car wisely.