Choosing A New Car To Buy
When choosing a new car to buy, what factors mean to you the most? What do you prioritize, its price tag? Popularity? Size? Safety features? Riding comfort? Speed? Resale value? While all those are important, there’s still that one thing you probably forgot to consider: How much will it cost you to keep, use, and maintain that car? If you are indeed a smart car buyer, you will also think about future costs after buying that vehicle.
That’s where the talk about fuel economy comes in. Most vehicles run on petrol or diesel. So if you are thinking of buying a car, you must already be prepared to allot a portion of your disposable income for fuel expenses. If you add up all the money you spend on topping up your car’s fuel in its whole lifetime, you might be taken aback because it’s A LOT. We are not trying to discourage you from buying one, it’s just that you really have to be prepared for it – mentally AND financially.
Now to help make things easier for you, as one of the best car wreckers and leading company in the car removal Melbourne market, Rapid Car Removal ought to introduce to you some of the most fuel efficient cars we have in today’s market (in no particular order):
MITSUBISHI Mirage 1.2L – even without a hybrid drivetrain, this baby is considered to be one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the world to date. It prides itself in running up to 16.6 kilometers per litre in combined driving and can even go all the way to 18.2 km/L in highway driving. If you are looking for a fuel-saving everyday car, then this might be the one (if you’re not in need of a spacious car by the way)
HONDA Civic 1.5L – should you need a sedan that doesn’t skimp on looks, popularity, resale value, comfort, safety, and fuel-efficiency, this one is certainly a great choice. It only needs 12.8 gallons of fuel to drive 100 miles. That’s 14.9km/L in city driving and 17.8km/L in highway driving.
MAZDA 2 Hatch – looking for a car that’s great for city driving? The Mazda 2 hatchback is a good choice. The EPA has announced its impressive 14.9kpL fuel efficiency in combined driving. Its 1.5-liter engine boasts of its six-speed automated gearbox and a high-tech transmission.
HYUNDAI Elantra 1.4 – with its turbocharged 1.4 liter-engine, this sedan boasts of an EPA rating of 13.6 kilometres per liter in city and 17 kilometers per liter in combined driving. With Hyundai’s recent efforts to improve their car models’ exterior, safety, technology, and fuel efficiency, no doubt that the Elantra is one of today’s cars that is truly on the most sought-after lists.
FORD Fiesta SFE 1.0 – another in the compact car category, Ford takes great pride in the Fiesta’s Super Fuel Economy package. But don’t belittle its 1.0 liter 3-cylinder engine, as it boasts of its 15.7 kilometres per liter EPA rating in highway, and 18.3 km/L in combined driving. Despite its size, owners of this car love its fun personality and precise handling.
Despite these cars’ respective fuel economy ratings by the EPA, know that these will not guarantee that you will save a whole lot of money in the future. Those will still be affected of course by the ever-changing oil prices in the market as well as your usage and driving behaviours. In conclusion, because buying a car is a rather large purchase, it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Still choose the one that best suits your budget, personality, needs, and lifestyle.
Is your old car causing you to spend more on fuel every month or every year? Maybe it has reached its age and usage limit. Maybe it’s time to let go of it now. Rapid Car Removal is here to help you with that. We are not part of Melbourne’s leading car buyers if we are not known for providing top cash for cars and superior service to our clients. Call us not at 0438 942 754 or simply visit our website to enquire.