Determining the best car is a highly subjective endeavour, dependent on several variables. Before we look at those variables, it is important to note that no car can fulfil all the desires of an individual: however, some cars can come close to being the perfect specimen required by the buyer. The relationships of humans with their cars are sometimes reminiscent of romantic relationships, where your partner might check almost all the boxes, but you still need to make some compromises here and there.
With that said, let us examine some of the features that will inform an individual’s decision when buying a car.
- Are you married, or single? If single, you can get away with any car of your choice. If married, how many are you in your family unit? What are the ages of your children? If they are younger children, you require a car that can hold a car seat (two, if you have twins) and other such paraphernalia. If they are older and more than two, you might have to consider a three-row SUV or a minivan 7 models such as Toyota Sienna, etc. To be sure about your best bet, you should research extensively to access and assess firsthand information about people with similar circumstances as yourselves. Platforms such as co.uk and other independent customer review sitescan turn up a huge amount of information that will make the decision-making process easier for the prospective car buyer.
- Do you move a lot of materials and cargo in your car? If you do, we advise you to go with a pick-up truck, an SUV, a minivan or at the very least, a wagon.
- Will you have to drive off-road and in rough terrains? Then you should consider 4 X 4s, Trucks and SUVs like Subarus, RAM Power Wagon, Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X, Land Rover Range Rover and so on.
- What is your orientation about transmissions? Do you prefer to drive the stick, as it puts you more in control of the vehicle, or would you rather stick with the prevalent automatic transmission? The recent cars with manual transmissions include Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Ford Mustang GT Bullit, Volkswagen GTI, Subaru WRX STI, and others.
- Transmissions types also inform the fuel efficiency of any car. Some cars with automatic transmission arguably offer better fuel economy because of the six-, seven- and eight-speed automatics presently available today, which might be the same manuals of the same type and model. Smaller cars usually have better fuel efficiency, as most use four-cylinder engines. The bigger the engine, the more the power, but also fuel consumption. The buyer would have to choose between fuel economy and power in a lot of instances. Some cars that are touted to have excellent fuel-efficient are Toyota Corolla, Toyota Prius Prime, BMW i3 Giga, Honda Insight, Kia Niro and many others. The best cars for fuel efficiency are hybrids.
- Will you be spending a lot of time in your car, perhaps because you commute for long periods at a stretch? Then you might require a car that offers a lot of convenience and recent technologies such as cruise control and others. Researching different cars will surely help you determine the ones with the factory-built technologies that you require, or if the car of your choice can be accessorized to meet your needs.
There are a lot of little decisions that culminate into getting the model of car that best suits any individual, but we hope that the suggestions highlighted above can reduce the stress and make the decision-making processes less cumbersome.