If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll know that I’ve finally got around to having some driving lessons! Aged 31. And you’ll also know that I’m currently hating every second of it. Today’s blogtober subject is Car, so it’s got me thinking…
The only thing keeping me going is the thought of us having a nice family car that I can drive! So here’s my top 5 for our future (slightly wishful thinking) car shopping.
FIAT 500 L – from £16,195
I love the Fiat 500, but it’s really not practical as a family car (says me, we currently have a Mini Cooper S…) Our next car needs to have 5 doors and a lot more boot space, so this 500 L would be great. There’s no doubt I’d be able to get the buggy and shopping in here. Also, they look really cute for a slightly bigger car.
In built Sat-Nav, with around 45mpg, and a cool sunroof – this is a great car for the drive, the wallet and the passengers!
Vauxhall Mokka X from £17,590
Ideally, I’d like the Mokka as this X version is just that bit bigger and chunkier. The Mokka looks quite compact, whereas the Mokka X seems more like a 4×4! The chances of us buying a brand new car are pretty slim anyway, and there’s plenty for sale on car sites.
The sunroof isn’t quite as cool as the Fiat 500L, but it’s still nice that it has one! (Is it just me, or did they disappear from cars for a while?).
Ford B-Max from £16,145
My friend has one of these, and it’s great! I love the sliding back doors, which would definitely make parking a lot easier when the parent and child spaces are full! It’s not as high a ride as the ones above, but I do like the fact that it’s not a hybrid 4×4 style. Having ridden in one of these quite a few times now, it’s a smooth ride, and I think it would be a good one to get used to driving in.
Audi A3 Sportback from £20,710
I think Hubs would like this one. I prefer a slightly higher ride, but this has a great amount of boot space, which would be handy for Hubs’ hobbies as well as buggies and shopping. It does have a certain “company car” feel to it, which may put me off, but equally, it’s pretty smart!
And a slightly more realistic option:
Peugeot 208 5 Door from £14,465
A better option all round, I think. Granted, it’s not got the roomy boot like the others, but it’s a smaller car which I think I’d feel a bit more comfortable with as a new driver. It has 5 doors though, and that’s my biggest want and need! The shape’s changed a bit since I was younger, but a 208 still seems like a sensible first car.
As you can probably tell from this post, I know next to NOTHING about cars. I like the way they look, and I want them to be cheap to run and not break down. Having an engineer for a husband means he’ll always want to go for something with power over style (unless it’s a AC Cobra), so it might be a fight for me to get a car for me with a small engine that looks good!
Do you have any recommendations for a family car for a new, and hesitant driver?