To help new drivers choose car models that will move them from one side to the other during the first months of their trip at the wheel, we will look at some important guidelines that must be considered to gain experience in driving with your own vehicle productive, fast and as good as possible.
Because, in most cases, new drivers are still young and, therefore, with economic limitations, the money factor will be very present when choosing a vehicle. What we mean by this report is that this situation does not change driver safety and there is a balance between budget and car safety.
We will answer common questions that novice drivers will ask when buying a car:
Utility or concise?
In this case, size matters. We will not place among other options for body types or segments, such as saloons, families or minivans. The reason is simple: the function and use that will be given to the car do not match the purpose of this other vehicle. When maneuvering parking, especially in modern parking lots equipped with automatic car park barriers, novice drivers will appreciate that the length of the car is not too much.
Diesel, Gasoline, Hybrid or Electric?
Choosing the fuel that will move your vehicle is as important as relative. Important because it is a factor that will make you spend or save more money. Relative, because, depending on the person and the daily use he gives to the car, one fuel or the other will suit him. If there are enough kilometers to go through and the car will be used a lot, the best choice is diesel. We throw away the electricity, for limited autonomy; gasoline, because of greater consumption for long distances; and hybrids, because on the road during a long journey they will have high consumption. In the diesel option, we must consider that, if there is damage, repairs, parts, and labor will add more invoices. Diesel damage is usually the most expensive. Conversely, hybrid and electric models will be a good choice, because of their low consumption, for city use, even though the price on the market will, with the same characteristics, be greater than the price of diesel.
Manual or automatic?
Manual changes are more difficult to learn by driving, so, in urban centers, it’s better to choose automatic. This is a great dilemma that will be resolved according to each preference. On the one hand, starting with a manual transmission car allows the driver to handle the most difficult changes in learning. If the first step must be taken in an environment without too much difficulty in traffic and its density, it’s best to start with a manual gear.
Motor with a lot or a little power?
The need for more or less power will depend on whether we travel more or less in need of an engine. If we are going to frequent the harbor or mountain road, the route on the highway or the fast lane, it takes more power than if we will only move around the city. However, it is recommended that the engine does not exceed 120 hp. This is more than enough for all types of transfers and terrain and consumption will not be crazy. If most of the driving would be done in an urban environment, it would be enough for a car to have around 80 or 90 hp.
Hopefully by reading this article you can be wise in buying your first car.