Considering New Cars

12:51 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

Ever since we became a car-free family we have become a little obsessed with new cars. We talk a lot about what we'd like from a new vehicle and what kind of car would work best for our little family. I'd quite like a seven seater as we transport family quite often and, with a toddler and a baby, travelling light is virtually impossible so a roomy car would be great. Red Rose Daddy, however, has his eye on a sporty saloon as this is the kind of car he has driven since passing his test,

There are so many things to consider when buying a car at the moment. The running costs of insurance, road tax and fuel have an impact upon every family budget and that's after buying your wheels in the first place.

I try to live in as environmentally friendly way as I can and I've been looking at a range of different hybrid cars recently. There is a range of cars which are powered by a diesel engine and an electric motor, for example. These cars are in the lowest bands for road tax so are exempt for the first year and low cost going forward from there. It's important to make savings wherever possible in the current financial climate and reducing esssential costs is a great way of doing so.

I'm still not sure what kind of car we will purchase later in the year but I know we will try to be as smart as we can about it and will be checking vehicle tax rates and insurance costs before we commit to a purchase. We don't want any nasty surprises from the automatic costs incurred by car ownership.