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Planning on buying a new car? Are you confused with all the different choices you have? Your choice is not only among the different brands, but also with car models and car types. Which should you choose? It really depends on what you're looking for. Here's a simplified guide on car types to help you narrow down your choice for you next car.
2-Door Convertible or Coupe
If you have the budget for it, and you want to drive something with flash, this is the car for you. It does not seat more than 2, including the driver, which makes it impractical for most requirements. This is definitely not a family car. However, if you are more into style and speed, this is the choice for you.
This is probably the most common type of car you will see. If you will have passengers, then 4 doors is the way to go. It can comfortably seat 4 to 5 people, and has good cargo space. If you are starting a family, and considering 1 or 2 children, this will be the perfect size for you.
Due to the increase in fuel prices, and the added importance of fuel efficiency, the rise of the compact sedan has been seen. It still has all the advantages of the sedan, but at a slightly smaller frame. 5 people may be a bit cramp with this size, but it is probably the most practical car today.
Now if you want the extra cargo space, then add the 5th door. This will give you a hatchback. Hatchbacks allow you more cargo space comparable to the SUVs, but with a smaller body. This makes the overall size of the car roughly the same as a sedan, and practically the same fuel consumption.
The biggest difference between SUVs and other cars is the clearance space above the road. This makes the car much larger and taller than most cars. This clearance gives you a wider range of roads you can drive on. Actually, roads can become negligible for this type of car. If you're the outdoors type, or constantly need to tow items, this is your choice. On the other side, if you plan to use this car everyday, mind the added fuel. The added size and weight does mean more fuel consumption.
This would be perfect for big families. If you are looking into seating 7 to 8 people, and still have decent cargo space, a minivan is the way to go. Some SUVs may seat the same amount of people, but probably not as comfortably.
Whatever car you buy, the most important thing is protection. Make sure it has great safety features to protect you and your passengers. Equally important is the protection the right insurance can give you. At Evans Insurance Services Inc., we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (610) 889-9300 or Click Here to request a free quote.