Are You Buying A Car For Your Family? Choosing the right car can be a challenge – especially if you’re expecting a baby on board! There are some extra considerations that you will have to take into account. Here are some points to consider when choosing a great family vehicle.

Safety -you’ll be looking to find the safest car possible. ANCAP safety ratings assess the top performing new car models while the USCR uses real world data to determine which used cars have the best track record and history. High rating vehicles, with 4 or 5 stars will be the best cars for your family.

Comfort – You want your family car to offer comfort and roominess so you can endure those long car trips. Entertainment -DVD, CD and other entertainment options could become very necessary especially as your kids grow older.

When looking for a family car on the used car market, make sure you investigate the history of the vehicle you intend to buy. There’s nothing more precious than your passengers, and you want to make sure that your car has a clean car history report so you know it’s safe. You will also want to ensure that your car is clear of any outstanding debt with a REVs check or in Victoria, a Vehicle Securities Register Check (VSR).

Consider these great Family Car models

Toyota Camry – still one of the most popular four door sedans in the market, it’ll soon be available in the much talked about hybrid version for those conscious of our environment.

Mazda CX-7 – Mazda has recently added a fuel-efficient diesel to this popular car for young families.

Honda Odyssey – a popular model for those families wanting 7 seats. The Honda Odyssey won ‘Drives “Best people-mover” award in 2006 and again in 2009.

By pauline