Looking For The Ideal Family Car?*



*This is a collaborative post*

Some Things To Consider

There are a whole lot of things about your life than end up having to change when you have kids. From rethinking your career, adjusting (practically ending) your social life to realizing that sleeping is now a luxury which may or not be afforded to you. However, there are also plenty of smaller things that a lot of people tend to forget about. One of the most common of these issues is your car. For many people especially those who opt for smaller cars for insurance purposes, when it comes to having children, suddenly a Tardis doesn't seem big enough for the tonnes of stuff which the little one will be travelling with. Babies do not travel light! :) With that in mind, here are some things that you might need to consider when trying to find the best possible family car you.


Is There Enough Space?

One of the most common mistakes that new parents make is that they assume that their kids aren't going to take up all that much space. After all, kids and babies are tiny! How much space could they really need? Well, when it comes to your car it turns out that the answer to that question is, a lot! Not only do kids need space for a car seat but you also need plenty of boot space to make sure that you can fit the buggy, the nappy bag, the toys, and all of the other stuff that kids and babies need with them every single time they leave the house. A good size boot is crucial!!


How Comfortable?

Whether you're taking a long road trip on holiday or you're just doing the school run, no one wants to be stuck in a car feeling tense and uncomfortable. That's why you need to be sure that you find a family car that is as comfortable as possible for everyone. Cars like the new Audi A6 Avant are perfect for this because they offer maximum comfort both in the front in and in the back. It's not going to matter if you're feeling comfortable if your kids are feeling angry and uncomfortable in the back, screaming their heads off.


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Safety

Safety may not have been your primary concern when it came to your car in the past but the truth is that your priorities really do change when you have kids. You wouldn't dream of putting your kids into your old rust-bucket and you're going to want to make sure that your kids are as safe as possible every single time they get into your car. Make sure to check not only the safety rating of the car but the records of it if you're buying used. There really is no precaution too great when you have such precious cargo.


Of course, just because you're focussing on the practical factors when buying a family car doesn't mean that there aren't also other things that are worth considering. Plenty of modern family cars are now surprisingly stylish, far from the angular monstrosities of the past, they're sleek, well designed, and aren't going to leave you feeling embarrassed to be seen cruising around in them. Don't be afraid to choose a family car that still lets you show a little bit of your personality as well!


*Contributed by Sam Jones


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