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There are currently plenty of exciting innovative cars which cater to family life and Trusted Dealers has picked out a few of their favourite choices of best cars for dads below.
Land Rover Freelander: Dad’s countryside explorer
If you’re looking for a rugged family car well suited to outdoor life, the Land Rover Freelander is an excellent choice. It offers a smooth ride and a great driving position, but its best component is its off-road capability unrivaled by other car-makers. It’s the perfect choice of 4×4 car if you’ve got a family to cart about plus a dog to walk. Resale values on the Freelander remain high due to its desirable image so you’ll be able to cash in when it comes to selling the car on.
Volvo S60 T5: Dad’s car for the baby
This is the sensible car for those dads looking for plenty of protection for their little ones and space for luggage coupled with maximum comfort. Safety is Volvo’s number one priority in fact this car-maker was ahead of the game with the introduction of the world’s first rear-facing child seat, child-proof locks and a booster cushion. The Volvo S60 offers standard auto-braking and a class-leading crash score from Euro NCAP and it is confident and impeccably strong car. Choose the standard model and you should be able to pick one up for less than a BMW 3-series.
Okay, not all dads have to drive sensible cars! At the weekends, if you can afford it, why not have a fun sports car waiting in the garage for those hard-earned days off? After all, you work hard so why not play hard too? The Porsche 911 offers a thrilling ride and despite its performance, running costs and maintenance can be kept in check. In fact, it’s a fairly practical choice which can satisfy the inner racing driver whilst still carrying little ones on a trip thanks to its usable back seat and luggage capacity.
Ford Fiesta: Dad’s car for teenagers
If you’ve got kids who are approaching driving age, now is the time to think about investing in a supermini. The advantage is you can save money on running costs and fuel whilst the car will be cheaper to insure providing you stick to a relatively small engine. And if you have to drive a supermini, then why not drive the best? The Ford Fiesta, voted What Car? Supermini of the Year 2013 is simply great to drive with excellent handling too. It’s stylish both inside and out and if you look hard you’ll find some great bargains available on new models.
You love kids and you’ve got too many of them to fit inside a standard car – why not invest in a people carrying van? It’s the cheapest way to cart about a large family and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will promise that your family will travel comfortably and safely wherever you wish to go. With up to 12-passenger seating and stand-up headroom inside, a Sprinter is capable of housing the largest of families, and most importantly, its packed with safety equipment and drives surprisingly like a car.