Today I have a guest post regarding on the subject of cars (ooh er, bit different for me!) and the best one for your personality and needs.
You cycle to work, take the stairs instead of the lift, drink plenty of water, hit the gym five times a week, and always get your five-a-day – or at least you try to. If this sounds like you, you’re a bona fide fitness fanatic and a new car is never likely to be top of your list of priorities.
The trouble is, when it comes to cars, your needs are very specific – not only do you need something big enough to fit all of your weekend sports equipment into, it could do with being good on the gas for those trips to the coast and probably have four-wheel drive for when you venture out into the wilderness.
So here are the five best cars for all you fitness enthusiasts out there…
This is the model that has arguably come to define the crossover and SUV class and is an outstanding all-rounder with an excellent driving position, great handling, and surprisingly low running costs.
Inside, it has enough room for a full five-a-side team (including subs if you opt for the +2 version) a versatile boot with a fully adjustable shelf and a reversible floor with a wipe clean surface that’s perfect for muddy boots or sandy wetsuits.
The Skoda Yeti is a firm favourite among families and outdoor types alike as it is as adept at the school run as it is a cross-country run, particularly if you plump for the four-wheel-drive model.
And despite being one of the few crossovers that looks more like a good, old-fashioned estate car than a scaled down traditional 4X4, it handles the great outdoors better than most and is equally at home in a muddy field as on a motorway.
It has a versatile interior in which the rear seats create extra load space by moving independently or coming out completely.
Citroen C4 Cactus
If the Qashqai and the Yeti look a little too run-of-the-mill, then look no further than the Citroen C4 Cactus – although it has no 4X4 option, it is chunky, has a relatively high wheel clearance and ‘Airbump’ panels on the sides that protect the body work from all sorts of scrapes.
It’s economical – some models promise up to 90mpg – and has a spacious interior and a good-sized boot. Not one for the off-roaders, but certainly a great option for those who like to stay on the beaten track.
Range Rover Evoque SUV
If you’re looking at the higher end of the SUV market then you need look no further than the Range Rover Evoque – it has all the handling and power you’d expect from a Range Rover, but with some seriously good looks and luxury interior.
In short, you can take this car absolutely anywhere – it’s just as at home tearing across an open field as it is pulling up outside an expensive restaurant.
And although they don’t come cheap, they do hold their value remarkably well.
Audi Q3 SUV
If you want a crossover with a little more refinement than a Nissan, a Citroen or a Skoda can offer, but can’t stretch as far as an Evoque – then the Q3 SUV is the car you’re looking for.
It re-houses the best of the A3 hatchback in a study SUV shell with an elevated driving position and a plush interior. And although it’s not as fuel-efficient as the others on the list, it’s great to drive and has bucket loads of space.
There’s even an RS model if you prefer your ride to have a bit more power and excitement.
Whether you prefer the down to earth ruggedness of the Yeti, or the refined thrills of the Evoque, the crossover you drive says a lot about your personality – find out exactly what your car says about you in the We Buy Any Car Personality Quiz.
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