As you go through life, your situation can change, and you may find that you need something different from a vehicle you use for work or leisure. Sometimes, it may be a case of catering for a growing family. In other cases, you may need to make changes as a result of an expanding business venture. If you’re thinking of upsizing, here are some suggestions to help you find the right vehicle.
If you’re about to welcome your first child or you already have children, and there’s another on the way, you may find that the car you’re driving around in lacks space. Even tiny babies take up a lot of room thanks to robust car seats, and they don’t travel light. If you haven’t already got a spacious boot, it’s time to upscale. When you’re carrying pushchairs, changing bags and toys, you’ll need more room. There are lots of family-friendly options out there including small SUVs, estate cars, and MPVs. SUVs tend to be more sporty and stylish, but they may also come with a higher price tag. Best-sellers include the Land Rover Discovery, the Dacia Duster, the Volvo XC60 and the Kia Sorento. If you’re looking for an estate car, take a look at the Skoda Superb, the Mercedes E-Class, and the Volvo E90. Popular MPVs to consider include the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, the Seat Alhambra, and the Renault Grand Scenic. Book some test drives, have a good look around and see how each car feels. If you don’t want to buy a brand new car, it’s well worth comparing prices on nearly-new vehicles.
Have you set up a new business or are you planning to expand? If you need more space, there are lots of options to consider. If you’re transporting goods or you’re providing a service that requires a lot of equipment, it may be worth swapping your car for a van or truck. You may also need extra space if you plan to transport larger items. If you’ve set up anything from a window cleaning service or a handyman business to a dog walking company, it’s worth visiting some dealerships, having a good look at the options, and seeing what kind of vehicle will suit your business best. If you’re looking at a second hand or nearly new truck, it’s a good idea to get the opinion of diesel truck mechanics before you buy if you’re not up to speed on vehicle maintenance and you don’t know your calipers from your carburettor. Take any vehicles on your short list for a spin and get used to driving a larger, heavier wagon. Options worth noting are the Chevrolet Duramax truck, the Toyota Tundra, and the Ford F-150. There’s a wide range of vans available, including the Ford Transit, the Peugeot Partner and the Vauxhall Vivaro.
Are you on the lookout for a larger, more spacious vehicle? Whether you need more space for a growing family or you need a new work wagon, hopefully, this guide has given you some useful suggestions.