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Top cars to buy right now

Top cars to buy right now

Are you looking to buy your next car and not sure where to start?

There are so many options out there it can be daunting to know where to begin - especially if you don't have a huge amount of car knowledge.

To help get you on the right track and work out what you need, we've put together 5 top cars to buy right now. Whether you are after something fuel efficient, big enough for the whole family or a great open-road drive, we've got some great options below which will meet your needs.

Fuel Efficient - 2004 Honda Fit (Jazz)
The Honda Fit (Jazz) is a great option if you are after a low petrol bill and a fun-to-drive car. It features nippy acceleration for easy inner city driving and although the car looks small, its interior is surprisingly spacious and well-designed to make the most of the space available. Flexible space options (with seats able to be folded flat or flipped) allow larger cargo to fit in comfortably. The Honda Fit is great on fuel and doesn't cost a lot to maintain.

Open Road Cruiser - 2013 Toyota Camry Atara
A powerful yet thrifty car. This one is a brilliant drive on the open road with sharp responses and a six speed transmission which aids acceleration. Fast, spacious and economical with nice extras such as a premium steering wheel, reversing camera and improved driver comfort through a new seat design. A smooth ride is ensured with good body control and improved suspension, absorbing those big bumps and potholes easily. This is a quiet car with well-controlled noise, even at higher speeds on the open road.

Town and Around - 2009 Mazda Axela
Superb to drive! Nifty and easy to get around town in. This car offers the full package in terms of performance, styling, handling and interior and is one of those vehicles which feels more expensive than it actually is!

Power and Performance - 2004 Subaru Legacy
The Subaru Legacy is in its element on the open road, providing good power, handling and stability. Passenger comfort is well considered with numerous storage receptacles, good absorption with bumps and potholes hardly felt and plenty of space inside including for rear seat passengers.

Family Lifestyle - 2005 Mazda Premacy
Do you need a larger vehicle to hold all the family? The 7-seater Mazda Premacy will fit everyone in the comfortable cabin space where all passengers can easily communicate and move freely throughout. This is another fun-to-drive car with great manoeverability and a sophisticated design. Better than the traditional minivan! A quiet and comfortable drive and ride.


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