So, you’re planning on buying a new car? This is a big purchase, and one that you will need to think about. You need to take your time and find the right car based on what’s important to you. That’s why we’ve created this handy guide, giving you the best tips and advice when buying a new car, so you can drive off into the sunset with the perfect choice.
A family car needs to be two things: safe and spacious. When going on family road trips, the car needs to be big enough to carry all your belongings, and still sit comfortably in the car. Safety goes without saying; it should be the number one priority when driving your family around.
For the perfect family car that gives you plenty of space to spread out and stay safe, Citroën Grand C4 Picasso is the one for you. With next generation safety features such as the lane departure warning system and the Active Safety Brake your safety comes first in this award winning MPV.
There is no need to worry about a lack of space with the 632 litre boot capacity in Grand C4 Picasso. This can increase to 793 litres when the rear seats are folded down, a great asset to have when going on family road trips. The boot also features a hands-free opening tailgate, just another way of making your life easier.
Those who love adventuring, and discovering new and exciting places, will need a car that can get them up to a mountain and be able to drive through the winding roads of a national park. In order to open up your world properly, you need the sort of car that can handle any terrain, climb to the top of any hill and take on any type of road.
The important things to factor into your choice is the type of tyres, suspension and horsepower to get the most out of your drive. But it’s also about those added extras that will turn your car from a good car to get around in, to your dream car.
Take for example, Citroën C3 Aircross SUV. It comes with Grip Control with Hill Descent Assist, so you won’t have any restrictions when driving. Grip Control lets you modify the traction to the road, so even if you’re driving down a steep hill, you will be in complete control of the car.
When you need to park your car and want to explore on foot, Park Assist technology will help you get in and out of any tight space with ease. So even the least confident parkers can be at ease knowing that they'll be guided into every parking manoeuvre.
Living in the city doesn’t mean that you can’t have a car. You may not need it every day, but a small car that can fit into even the smallest parking space would be a great addition to your life.
Driving around a city is much easier if you have a small car that can negotiate the narrow streets, busy junctions and fit into the smallest parking spaces. Citroën C1 has amazing additions to make it the perfect city car. Such as Active City Brake, that automatically brakes if you get too close to the car in front. The safety features don’t stop there; it also has Lane Departure Warning System, so if you accidentally start straying over road lines without an indication, it will alert you.
It’s not all about the safety features, it’s about the style too. Citroën C1 comes with a range of bright colours that makes the car stand out, inside and out. Also the Airscrape soft-top version of the C1 has a retractable roof (800mm x 760mm) with easy to use opening and closing controls. This means that you can feel the wind in your hair as you drive through the city.
We understand that we all need to be more environmentally conscious, and the best way to start a path to a greener life is by changing your everyday habits. If you are on the road a fair amount, switching your car for an electric one is a great way to help our planet.
There are many other benefits to having an electric car, as well as doing your part for the environment. With government subsidies for cars with a low emission status, you can save £4,500 on the Citroën C-Zero, and be exempt from the London congestion charge.
But what about the car itself? The C-Zero has a top speed of 80mph, and its battery life will last for around 93 miles, making it the perfect city car. Charging the car is easy too, you can charge your C-Zero at home, or at charging points on the road. And don’t worry about hanging around for ages waiting for it to charge. If you need to rush off somewhere, you can get an 80% charge in 30 minutes.
One of the less exciting parts of buying a new car is weighing up the financial options. Instead of spending days surrounded by papers and calculators, just use our car finance calculator, and see what finance quote we can offer you.
We know that car finance can be confusing. With so many options, it can understandably feel like you’re not sure which way to turn. Head to our car finance explained page, that helps you understand what it is we offer, and which deal is right for you.
You can also look into Citroën SimplyDrive, our Personal Contract Purchase finance that allows you to drive a new Citroën every three years with inclusive car insurance, and roadside assistance, all with a one-off payment. Subject to terms & conditions