Choosing a family car

Whether your family is expanding, or it is just time for a different model, choosing your next family car can be a minefield if you aren’t sure where to start. There are so many great cars on the market that it can be overwhelming, so we have put together our top tips for choosing a family car.


First things first, it is important to set a budget and stick to it. Whether you’re paying outright or opting for finance, you should set a budget from the offset, before you visit a dealership. Think about what you can afford and if you opt for finance, what you can set aside each month for a car. Don’t forget to consider maintenance and insurance costs, as these can often be forgotten during the buying process.


With a family in tow, safety is key. Do your research on the models you are interested in and check out additional safety features that the car may have. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about safety at the dealership too, it is important to make sure you choose a car that will keep you and your family as safe as possible.


Do you need a seven-seater, a minibus or maybe a five-seater will suit you fine? Think about the space you need and the size of the vehicle that is practical for you and your family. If boot space is a priority, factor this in and map out the ideal space for your next vehicle.

Added extras

If there are any other added extras you’d like in your dream car, jot these down. Whether it’s a sat nav or in car entertainment, make a note of them and while you may not find everything on your list, getting clear on what you’d like makes the search a lot easier.

There you have our tips for choosing a family car. So, whether you opt for little or large, if you are looking for a used car in Abingdon, get in touch with the team at Oodle Cars where we will be happy to help you in your search.