Becoming a parent is a serious change, and one that needs to be accommodated for. Getting around becomes much harder with a little one to look after, so take a look at these cars that will make your life a little bit easier.
1. Citroen C4 Cactus
This family car is super spacious and is cheap to tax. It sides are covered with air-filled panels for the days your kids decide to ride their scooters into it. The seats are bigger than normal car seats, meaning you won’t have to squish the whole family in a tight space (especially when you have a big baby chair). The interior matches the exterior, in the sense that it is soft instead of hard plastics. The radio is controlled on the steering wheel, so parents won’t have to divert attention while driving. The larger seats and higher roof makes it easy to manoeuvre children in and out of the car.
2. Ford B-MAX
With easy access sliding doors, and plenty of space inside, the b-max is a great option for mums with their hands full. It has plenty of legroom, plus an adjustable boot for extra baggage. There’s no separation pillar between the front and back door, which makes it very easy for parents and large families to get in and out of the car. Fitting child seats is so easy in the b-max and there is plenty of boot space for prams etc. There are even sockets to charge iPads and computers to keep the kids entertained.
3. SEAT Alhambra
This large 7-seater is best for larger families of 5 or more. With sliding rear doors it’s a practical choice for parents. It has fairly low running costs, alloy wheels and massaging front seats. It’s also competitively priced. The Alhambra is stable and safe on the road, so what more could you ask?
4. Audi Q5
A more luxury ride for the family, this smaller SUV is economical, sleek and easy to drive. This car has the virtual cockpit gadget to replace the usual dash. It grips well, steers well and has little to complain about.
5. Volvo XC90
Another 7-seater with so much space. The boot is huge even with all 7 seats up. The car comes with a rear-view camera connected to the dashboard so its super easy to see where you are reversing. Again, the Volvo has charging sockets throughout the car, and plenty of modern tech. This super modern car has distance sensors that alert the driver from each angle, for example if a car approaches behind a light appears on the wing mirror. The XC90 has pilot technology, it can drive itself. All this modern technology and vast amounts of space makes for an amazing large family car.
When buying a used car for a family, ensure that you get all the right paperwork, e.g. full-service history, so you know exactly where the car has come from. Use trusted dealerships, such as Angus MacKinnon, to make sure your used car is reliable and in great condition.