In the last decade, there’s been a big increase in the amount of drivers choosing small cars over bigger, more expensive models. So why are so many people choosing to buy small cars? Here’s the top 10 reasons why you should buy a smaller car this year.
Use less petrol
The price of petrol has increased massively over the last few years, making it harder to afford to keep a car going on the road. Save money on the cost of running your car by choosing a small, efficient car rather than a massive ‘gas guzzler’.
Better for the environment
Since they use less fuel, smaller cars emit less CO2 into our atmosphere. Large cars are one of the major contributors to pollution around the world, damaging our already depleting Ozone layer. They also pose a threat to the air we breathe, filling it with harmful nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide.
Cheap road tax
Smaller cars are now charged less for road tax because they emit less CO2 into the air. Some small cars now even produce less than 120g of CO2 per km, which means you won’t have to pay any road tax at all.
Easier to manoeuvre
Small cars are easier to manoeuvre around corners, down tight roads and past other vehicles. We all took driving lessons in small cars because they are so easy to manoeuvre, so it makes sense to buy a car similar to what we have the most experience with.
Easier to find a parking spot
There seems to be more and more cars on the road but fewer places to park your car. Take opportunity to easily fit your small car into those spaces that bigger road cars have to drive past.
Smaller cars are well known for being more reliable, simply because there are fewer things inside them to go wrong. Make sure you consider this when buying a car and not when you’re broken down on the roadside.
Cheaper to repair
Even when things do inevitably go wrong, replacement parts for small cars are often a lot cheaper than for larger models. The simplicity of how a small car is built means that they’re quicker to fix too, meaning less hours spent in the garage.
Insurers take many of the benefits of owning a small car listed above into consideration when calculating a quote. Engine size is a huge factor in the cost of your car insurance, and small cars also get better quotes for being more reliable, efficient and cheaper to repair.
Stylish and technical
In the past, small cars have been known to lack stylish interior detail and technology in the dashboard. But in this modern age small cars can now be installed with all the gadgets you want, and people often think they’re now more stylish than big, bulky cars.
By their description it’s obvious that small cars will have less space inside, but you may be surprised how much you can fit into them. Their boots have enough space for your weekly shop and the seats can fold flat for the times you need extra room.
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