Personally I don’t drive, Jonny does but even though I am in my early 20s and still haven’t learnt that doesn’t mean that I don’t have an interest in our choice of family car. Jonny has had his fair share of cars, probably not as many as some people but there has been a few.
We were searching for a new car prior to me finding out we were expecting Elsa. Obviously as soon as we found out we were going to be parents our priorities and needs in a car changed. Everyone has their favourite and dream cars. These might not be the most practical but we can all dream.
Jonny and I have only just brought a new family car. It took us a while to find our perfect family car but in the end we finally did and we are so pleased with our choice.
To help you out if you are looking for a new family car, here are my tips!
- Space – This one is quite obvious. Firstly seats – Do you need 5 or 7 or maybe more seats to fit your family? It’s very important that your car has ample seating space for everyone that you may need to carry. Space for a buggy is the next big thing to check (if you use a buggy) you will need to make sure that your buggy fits in the cars boot.
- Miles Per Gallon (MPG) – If you live away from work or travel to school or maybe go away or have days out as a family a lot, it is a good idea to check the Miles Per Gallon for the cars you are looking at. You don’t want to pick a car that is going to cost you a fortune to run.
- Type of car – Picking the best type of car that suits you. Hatchback – Easy to load up your boot but isn’t the biggest, still suitable for luggage or shopping or your buggy. Estate – Like a hatchback but with an extended body but with more boot space. MPV also known as a people carrier – They offer a lot of space and come in 5 or 7 or even more seats if you need this option. SUV or 4X4 – available in 5 or 7 seats and brilliant if you live out in the country side.
- Do your research and take your time – The internet will become your best friend. Do all your research in the types of car and use websites such as cars.com to find your perfect family car at a perfect price!
Searching for a new car doesn’t have to be stressful so use these tips and check out cars.com to find your perfect one!
*Disclaimer – This is a sponsored post with Cars.com *