Published on August 25th, 2019 | by Sunit Nandi


From Space to Speed – What to Look For in a Family Car

Are you in the market for a brand new car? If you are – congratulations! It’s a really exciting time, although it can also be a bit stressful. After all, it’s not a small purchase – aside from the family home or other properties, a new car is generally one of the more costly purchases in life. If you’ve got a big family to cart around, then you’ll generally benefit from a large family-sized car. But there are quite a few options on the market, from SUVs through to people movers. So let’s spend some time exploring your options as you figure out what to look for in a family car.

How Many Seats Do You Need

If you’ve got a large family, you’ll probably want to explore the different types of 8 seater cars that are on the market. 8 seater cars can comfortably seat 8 adults or kids, all with cargo room left over to carry the shopping, sports equipment and other miscellaneous items. Keep an eye out for vehicles offering impressive factory warranties and depending on the dealership, you’ll likely get either included or capped-price servicing. Of course, there are a few other things that will influence your decision when choosing your next family car. Let’s check out some of them.

Reliability & Reputation

A new car, as we mentioned above, isn’t a small purchase. At the end of the day, you want to drive home in something that is going to be reliable, get you from A to B, and not become prone to breakdowns or mechanical failures. A reputable and reliable brand is always a good move. It’s worth doing some online research about the top car brands in terms of reliability and reputation finding out for yourself which is the best fit. You need to have peace of mind, especially if you’ve got to get one kid to soccer practice, another to swimming lessons, and the rest to their friends’ houses. With a schedule like that, who in the world has time for breakdowns or engine failure?

Safety First

A great family car will come packed with safety features. Preferably, you’ll want an ANCAP five star safety rating. This means the car has passed several stringent safety tests and has come out on top. Even if you’re a careful driver, not everyone on the road is, so a great safety rating is essential. Next, you want to look for features like child safety locks, automatic windows, automatic doors and engine immobilisers and alarm systems. A great people mover will be equipped with these reliable features to keep you and your family safe while driving and when you leave the car parked somewhere.

Fuel Economy

Finally, with a large family, you’re likely to be driving around a lot. You want a vehicle that has excellent fuel economy and will get you a decent amount of distance for each tank. When doing your research, compare different makes and models and choose the one that is the most fuel-efficient.

A Car Ready Conclusion

Well, there you have it. When choosing a family car, opt for an 8 seater people mover – preferably from a reliable brand. Choose brands based on their reliable reputation, and ensure the vehicle you pick is jam-packed with safety features. Finally, you want a minivan or large SUV that is fuel-efficient, saving you dollars at the bowser.

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