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Time to downsize your car?Back

If you’re kids have flown the nest, and you’ve now got the freedom to downsize your car, there is plenty of excellent buys currently on the market which will soon fill the void.

It’s time to ditch the family estate or MPV and opt for something a little more exciting, but you might feel slightly daunted by the choice available, so it’s well worth doing some research first and preparing yourself to make the best buying decision to suit your lifestyle.

The Trusted Dealers have chosen three cars below which are designed to wet your taste buds and show you a slice of what’s available.

Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 is the perfect choice of car for anyone who fancies the thrill of the open road and can afford to invest in a two-seater which offers little in the way of storage space. It’s a car which is designed for fun and that’s exactly what you’ll get! The drop-top is perfectly designed to soak up those summer days and the MX-5 is renowned for being a dependable car too. It’s affordable to service and insure and it will lose value slower than many other rivals from new.

Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper has never lost its popularity even after being on the market for more than 10 years. It’s not the most practical of cars, with a small space in the back better suited to kids than adults and a tiny boot, but take it out on the open road and you’ll see just why it’s such an attractive buy. It’s great fun to drive both out in the country and on the motorway too, and it’s beautifully built with a large choice of equipment and paint colours offered, which means you can really customise your car if you choose to buy new.

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen cars are renowned for being excellent cars to drive and run and they offer a little bit of luxury for a fair price. The Volkswagen Golf is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a five seater car which still offers good boot space. The performance in the Golf is excellent and you’ll find it copes with just about any road surface with maximum ease and comfort. VW cars also offer good fuel economy if you stick with the smaller petrol or diesel engines, and they hold their residual value extremely well too, meaning you’ll save cash when you come to sell your car on.



Posted by Leana Kell on 07/11/2011