Which type of car to buy?.......

There are some fantastic choices of cars on the market and manufacturers are building safer and more fuel-efficient cars.

So how do you choose one car above all others? Below are the different categories of cars and some examples to help you make your choice…….


The Family car

Hatchbacks are roomy and safe, they are also very affordable. Examples of cars in this category include: Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Ford Focus, and VW Golf.

Saloon cars have the space and are practical to cope with family life. They are also popular company cars. Here are some examples of great family cars: Ford Mondeo, Mazda 6, Vauxhall Insignia and VW Passat, Audi A4


These are a step up in size from the family car and are great for transporting your family. The best ones have a flexible seating layout, too, such as the Citroen C3 Picasso, Peugeot 5008 and Seat Alhambra

The Supermini

These are small cars with low buying and running costs, they are also easy to park. Cars included in this group include Audi A1, Ford Fiesta, and VW Polo.

The Executive car

These are the must-haves of the company car park. Cars included here are the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class, as well as the bigger Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Jaguar XF.

The Estate car

A big boot comes as standard, but the best estate cars have sensible running costs, too. The best include: Skoda Octavia Estate, Ford Mondeo Estate, BMW 5 Series Touring review.

The 4x4

Great for all terrain and with rugged looks, the best 4x4s don't have excessive running costs either. Some great examples of 4x4s include the BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Evoque.

The Luxury car

Whether you driving or being driven, these are quality cars to waft along in, they include the Jaguar XJ, Mercedes S-Class, Rolls-Royce Phantom

The Coupe

The best coupes are great looking sports cars that combine fantastic performance with decent practicality and include the Audi TT, Toyota GT86 and VW Scirocco.

The Cabriolet

Cabriolets are excellent sunny days in the summer and winter. The best soft tops include the Mazda MX-5, Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet and Porsche Boxster

The High Performance car

Cars that you can depend on to give you a thrill, the best of the bunch being the Audi R8, McLaren MP4-12C and Porsche 911.

Used Car Search

Used car options based on budget

Have a look at some relevant used cars for your budget...

First time driver used cars or used cars for those on a tight budget Under £2000

Used cars available for buyers with a budget from £2000 to £6000

Used cars available at our Bournemouth showroom priced from £6000 to £12000

Newer used cars and prestige used cars at our Bournemouth showroom from £12000 & Above

Ideal First Car

VOLKSWAGEN POLO Hatchback 1.4 16V 5DR

Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V 5dr

Price: Year/Reg: Mileage: Engine size: Fuel type: Gearbox: Body style: Colour:
£1,490 1997 (R) 101,000 1.4L Petrol Manual Hatchback Metallic Green

Other features - Very good condition throughout, Power steering, Height adjustable drivers seat, Electric windows, Central locking, Airbags, Alarm, CD Player, Folding rear seats. Hpi Clear, Comprehensive Warranties, All Cards Accepted.

Please call Darren on 07971 289371 or Anthony on 07831 816672

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