Sponsored Post. Finding the perfect car can be tough! As a family of five we need space in the back, plus extra space in the boot for things like a pushchair and suitcases when we go away. For us, the perfect car is one we can have two extra seats up in the boot when we need them, but that can also be pushed flat when we need to boot space.
I’ll admit, we still haven’t found the perfect car. Our car is a Vauxhall Zafira, and it has lots of benefits, but some pitfalls too. On a normal day, we have the two rear seats folded down so that we have the full boot space. When we go on holiday though, we tend to take my Mum with us, which means we need an extra seat. The trouble with the Zafira is that when those rear two seats are up, there’s only a tiny amount of boot space. We get round this by putting a roof box on top. For general every day use though, the Zafira does fit our needs pretty well.
Finding the perfect family car.
Firstly, you need to figure out exactly what you need from a new car. Think not only about what you need now, but also what you might need in a couple of years time. Do you plan on having any more children in the near future? If so, you need to factor that into your decision-making and make sure that any car you buy will still work for your family in the future.
When you’re thinking about buying a new car, it’s important to do your research. Look into the different options available and search online for what other people are saying about their cars. Also, make use of websites such as Cars.com to compare different options.
Think about boot space, it is important! Do you need room for a pushchair or wheelchair? Make sure you can fit things in before you buy. Don’t be afraid to try this out when you take a car out for a test drive. Buying a car is a big purchase and you need to make sure you’re getting it right.
Also consider leg-room for your growing children. The back seats in our Zafira are great for our two year old at the moment, but our 11 year old is really uncomfortable back there. We’ll really have to consider changing our car in the next few years which is an expense we could do without!
Do you have any recommendations about finding the perfect family car? I’d love to hear your thoughts.