How to choose the best family car
Buying a family car is a significant expense. When bought new many MPVs and SUVs exceed £20,000, so if this is out-of-reach for your family, consider buying a used family car. Choosing the right one depends on your lifestyle. Consider the number of regular passengers (children and adults) and boot and storage space you require. Most family cars have become more desirable in recent years as manufacturers have taken into account their customers desire for style as well as practicality. Interchangeable seats, modular spaces, integrated storage solutions, sliding doors ... many family cars adapt for your family’s needs.
The need for space and comfort is always a priority for families, over leather seats and luxury equipment, but when you buy second-hand, it’s still possible to afford a MPV or SUV that is very well equipped without exceeding your budget.
Different types of used family cars
There are lots of solutions for those who need a family car. Peugeot Approved offers a vast selection of used family cars.
- SW: A longer version of a hatchback, SW’s or Station Wagons have the same road qualities but with extra space and more. If you have up to two children, a used SW is a good solution.
- MPV: With their modular interiors and practical spaces, MPVs are perfect for growing families of five or more. MPVs are usually well-equipped and can be compact – for up to five people or long, with up to seven seats on board.
- SUV: Sports utility vehicles are having a moment right now, and are perfect for small families, boasting style and comfort and lots of technology.
What are the things to check before buying a used family?
Family cars are always in high demand, but you must ensure you make all the necessary checks before buying second hand. Firstly, check the usual points like the engine, bodywork, tyres and equipment. Secondly, check the additional elements like the folding seats to see if they still are in working order, the state of the back seat (stains, holes etc), and the integrated multimedia system (is it in good working order?).
When buying a used MPV, SUV or station wagon, trusting a dealer network like Peugeot Approved gives you the assurance that all equipment has been tested and is in good working order. If a problem arises, the guarantee will protect you. We’ll help you find the model, price, mileage, engine you’re looking for with all the family extras you need so you can buy with confidence.