Shopping for a new car is always fun. When you get to buy something new, you’ve got a whole lot of different features to consider. From the overall look and the color to the way it drives and how energy efficient it is. But, when it comes to buying a city-perfect car, you have to think in a slightly different way. When you’re moving to a new city, you sometimes want something smaller, cheap to run and easy to store. If you’re looking for an auto that’s great for city life, here are a few options to consider.
First things first, when you live in a city, you have to consider getting a bike instead of a car. For one, it’s a lot smaller than a car, meaning you can nip in and out of the roads (safely of course). But you can also store it indoors if you need to. If you’ve never ridden a motorcycle before, you may be a little scared, but with something like a modern electric scooter, it’s quieter and smoother ride. Cost wise, you’re not going to need fuel to run something like this, so you could be getting a sweet deal.
For a compact car that also looks incredible, it’s worth considering the Kia Soul. This car is tiny but mighty. It feels like a smaller car and drives smoothly, but is as comfortable for passengers as a larger car and has the interior space too. Looks wise, the Soul has an impressive exterior and can come in a few different creative colors. It’s great value for money too starting at $16,000.
For years, one of the best city-smart cars has been the Fiat 500. These cars, whether you opt for the modern version or the classic, are small and drive well. With featured city steering, you can also nip in and out of tight parking spaces too. Stylish in a range of pretty colors, they’re also a fun car to own. To get your hands on one of the newer models, you’re looking at $15,000 – making them great value for money.
A Smart Car
And then there’s always the classic option of going for a smart car. These babies were born for quick and simple journeys and dashing from place to place. They’re also energy efficient and are soon coming in pure electric format. Smart cars are obviously small in size, with room for two people and a little cargo in the trunk. The exterior is also quite jazzy, depending on what design you’re looking at, and the colors are also customizable. Cost wise, gas ranges from $14,000-$19,000, and if you choose electric, you’re looking at pre-ordering at the moment.
If you’re looking for a car that’s super fuel efficient, the Honda Fit might be the one for you. It is slightly bigger than some of the other options listed here, but it’s still great for city driving and getting into spaces. With room for five passengers and cargo, you can still fit the entire family in if you like. And in terms of cost, you’re looking at a starting price of $16,000.