When buying a new car, one of the most important considerations to make is size. Now, more often than not, it will be your lifestyle, and your family situation which will dictate the size of the car that you buy.
Car sales statistics suggest that the majority of us who aren’t able to afford a large and luxurious 4×4 such as a Range Rover, would prefer to opt for something smaller, but there are in fact many benefits to purchasing a larger car. If you are in the decision-making process, here are some pros and cons of buying a larger car.
The obvious reason why so many people would buy a larger vehicle, comes down to the space which it provides in the trunk for you to store away your goods. You could be a keen golfer, have some children who love to cart toys and equipment about or perhaps you have physical needs and want to fit a folding mobility scooter in your car. If you need lots of space, large cars are the answer.
Naturally if you have a large family or you are regularly taking large groups of people from A to B, a larger car comes in very handy. Many of the larger vehicles out there today offer up to 9 seats in total, with folding options so that you can occupy seating space with any other cargo you wish to carry.
Generally speaking, larger cars have more advanced crumple zones and sturdier impact barriers than small cars. From a family perspective in particular, the security which a large car gives you is a big plus.
There are, as always, some cons of purchasing a larger vehicle, let’s take a look.
Large vehicles are without question the biggest gas consumers on the market and this must be something which you bear in mind when making the decision on the size of your car. There are some more economical large cars on the market but given their weight and size, they do guzzle much more gas than smaller vehicles.
More size and space means more places to keep clean and in good condition. In terms of under the hood, a large car will not have many more parts than a small car, but inside the car is a different story. If you clean the car yourself, a larger car will certainly present a bigger challenge to you.
If you do a lot of driving about in towns and cities, keep in mind how much more difficult it is to park a larger vehicle over a smaller one. You may need to look for longer for a space, and potentially face the embarrassment of giving up and moving on from time to time. When it comes to parking, large cars have a bigger turning circle, and far less manoeuvrability, make sure that you remember this before deciding how big a car you will buy.
The choice is yours, but it is always important to be well informed.