Choosing which car to drive is one of the most important consumer decisions that any of us will ever make. It’s crucial to get it right, especially when using the vehicle business.
There is a long list of factors to consider before purchasing any car but when buying a vehicle that will be used on a daily basis for business needs, it’s more important than ever to avoid getting it wrong.
Here are four things to consider before making your final choice:
Hatchback or Saloon?
One of the most obvious ways to distinguish a car is body type. In essence, it comes down to a choice of two: hatchback or saloon.
For many years, the saloon was the easy choice for businessmen due to the aesthetic style and interior luxury. In recent times, though, hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Polo have become a genuine option to consider.
Many of the top car manufacturers now produce a range or hatchbacks that can tick all the boxes needed by businessmen and women. The increased style of newer models, along with the comfort and cheaper price, are factors that should not be overlooked.
Once was a time when saloon was the only choice but not anymore. This is great news as it opens up a whole new range of options. Hooray.
Manual Or Automatic?
Obviously this isn’t a choice that every driver has to worry about. But for those who have the choice , it can be a crucial decision to make.
There are many factors to consider when choosing whether to go for manual or automatic.
From our perspective, financial aspects make the former a better option. Ultimately, it’s probably just a matter of personal preference.
New Or Nearly-New?
In the immortal words of David Brent, “Does a struggling salesman start turning up on a bicycle? No, he turns up in a newer car”. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be brand new.
You want to give off a positive perception and a new car will certainly create an allure of success. Still, forking out for a brand new vehicle might not be the best solution. There are plenty of benefits gained from the alternative of buying a nearly new car, and it’s definitely something worth considering.
In an ideal world, we’d all love to drive the newest, greatest, most expensive car. In reality, it might be best to settle for something a little more appropriate. Anyway, with a little love and attention, that nearly new car will look brand spanking.
On the face of it, the colour of your car might seem unimportant. Think again, it can make a huge difference to creating a positive first appearance. And as we know, first appearances count go a long way in business.
It’s easy to see why a fresh white is the most popular choice on the market. However, it will show up dirt worse than any other option. If you’re quite relaxed on the cleaning front then a darker choice, perhaps a sleek black, is probably best for you.
Once again, this is a choice that comes down to personal preference and the appearance you want to give off. Our only advice is think before you buy.