Why You Should Consider Buying A Hatchback?
Buying a car can be a struggle, especially if you’re unsure what you’re looking for. Do you go big 4x4 or do you opt for a saloon model? If you’re on the hunt for a practical yet still stylish set of wheels, why not take a look at a hatchback instead? They offer so many useful features and more space than you’d ever imagine! Here’s a few reasons we think they should be top of your list:
What is a Hatchback?
There really is a hatchback to suit everyone. The defining part of a hatchback is the boot – that nifty space behind the back seats where you can store and carry all manner of things. In contrast to a saloon car - which’s boot space is a completely separate compartment that sticks out of the back – when you open up the hatchback’s boot lid, you’re creating a huge space in the back of the vehicle which offers you ample storage.
It’s incredibly easy to expand this area even further by folding down the back seats. Because of the shape of a hatchback, it’s often a lot easier to park than your typical saloon!
What to Look for when Buying a Hatchback
One of the first things you’ll need to decide on is whether you’d prefer a three-door or five-door car. A three-door model has two front doors either side and a hatchback boot, while the five-door has two front doors, two back doors and a hatchback boot. It all depends on how big or small you’d like you new set of wheels to be.
Then you’ll need to decide whether you’ll be buying the car outright, on PCP or HP finance. If you’re looking to take out finance on your run around, don’t jump straight in with the car dealers options, shop around and see what other deals are out there. Go Car Credit for example, offer a number of different car credit finance options for you to choose from.
Our Top Makes and Models
The Ford Fiesta is a firm favourite for lovers of the hatchback. It’s practical, sensibly priced and also handles great. They’re perfect for British roads and is surprisingly quiet on the motorway – so no matter if you’re commuting to the office or running errands in town, it’s the perfect allrounder.
If you’re looking for a model that’s incredibly good value for money, the Suzuki Baleno is the one for you. Boasting plenty of cabin space for taking your loved ones from A to B, the Baleno also has low running costs which is great for thrifty shoppers.
The third of our top three hatchbacks is the Volkswagen Polo. Effortless to drive with a boot that can fit in pretty much everything (within reason), it’s also pretty cost effective to run and also to buy.