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Top Tips for Buying your First Family Car

Your family has grown and you need to get practical. Eradicate any thoughts on buying a convertible or a sports car, what you need now is a good wholesome family car that sits at least four, plus room for baggage. So now you’re on the lookout for a family car, consider these handy tips before you put any money down.


Safety first

The chances are it already is, but safety should to be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to buying your family car. Look at cars which have a high safety rating, ask if it has anti-lock brakes, and the latch system for car seats.

Size it up

Space becomes a real commodity when you’re looking for your first family car. You have to take into account it will never be just you in the car, chances are you will have groceries, car seat or seats, toys, gadgets, pets, luggage, stroller, and so on. Make sure you take along your stroller with you when it comes to car viewing as the last thing you want to find out is that the boots not big enough!


We are all drawn to the sporty cars with the bucket seats and body kits. You need to consider the practicality of the car, consider what you will be using the vehicle for on a day to day basis, remember that the car seat needs to fit in the back, and the easier your access the easier your journey will be. Discount 3 doors, smart cars, convertibles.

Go green

The cost of living is continually on the rise, and so is the price of fuel. So when it comes to deciding which family car to have, find out the CO2 emission and the combined MPG. A low CO2 should hopefully meant you pay less road tax, and the higher the MPG the less time you’ll spend at the fuel pumps.

Be a style icon

It’s lower on the list, but no less important. Nobody wants to really drive a mummy wagon, and just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you can’t have a stylish car. There are plenty of practical and stylish cars on the market so do not simply settle for a car that ticks all of the above boxes. Set aside some time to do a little research and see if you can find yourself a stylish family car.

Get a great deal

Don’t think the only place available to buy your family car is directly through a dealership. If you research online you can find a few companies such as Autohouse, who offer new car deals, and you could end up buying a brand new car with a huge discount attached.





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