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As a motorist, you will doubtless have seen the millions of different cars on the road throughout your life. Some cars are big, whereas others are small. Of course, there are cars that fit somewhere between them.

By their nature, cars come in many different flavours. They are available to suit specific purposes. For example, if you have a large family in tow, you would not buy a Mazda MX-5 to transport them around!


If you are planning to buy a car soon, how do you know which type is the most-suitable for your lifestyle? For those of you unsure about what to buy, today’s handy blog post will help you out!

Supermini cars

Not to get confused with Mini (the car marque), superminis offer the best blend of style, comfort and space. They are useful for people that live in crowded, inner-city areas where parking spaces are at a premium.

To be honest, people from all walks of life buy supermini cars, not just those that live in central London, for example. Learners and new drivers buy them for the cheap insurance.

Those that only drive alone for the most part buy them. And even senior citizens buy them if they only drive in local areas.

Examples of supermini cars include the Renault Clio, Skoda Fabia and the Citroen DS3.

Family cars

As the name suggests, these cars are for people with families. Anyone that has children will tell you that you need a big car to transport the family in. You might also need the cargo space in the boot for luggage when going on road trips.

Family cars are often available in five-door saloon or estate formats. They are quite practical, and usually have powerful and eco-friendly engines. Car dealers such as the Pentagon-Group make most of their income from the family car segment of the market.

Examples of family cars include the Skoda Superb, Vauxhall Insignia and the Ford Mondeo.


Sport utility vehicles, to give them their full name, are akin to family cars. The only exception is that they have higher roof lines and incorporate four-wheel drive systems.

There are many variations of SUVs, such as compact crossovers, mid-size, full-size, and luxury. Many SUV owners prefer their cars over saloons or estate cars due to the extra space and better headroom.

Examples of SUVs include the Ford Kuga, Lexus RX and the BMW X5.

Sports cars

If you want a practical car, you shouldn’t buy a sports car! But if you want to own a car that offers excellent performance, svelte styling and go-kart handling, a sports car is for you.

Some sports cars are cheap and fun to drive, whereas others can cost as much as your house! One of my favourite sports cars is the Jaguar F-Type, and if I ever win the lottery, I will go out and buy one!

Examples of sports cars include the Mazda MX-5, Porsche 911 and Ford Mustang. I hope you have enjoyed today’s blog post. Thanks for reading it!

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About the author: Ahmad Wali


Ahmad Wali is associated with automotive industry from past 4 years. Also the member of the Cars Edition Magazine and critique for latest car reviews. Apart from Automotive industry he is an Entrepreneur running blog network including UK eBest Cars. Say Hello on twitter


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