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Weekend Trips To Discover Your Car

Weekend Trips To Discover Your Car

Posted On 20 Apr, 2015

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There is virtually no better way to work out the nuances, advantages, character and feel for a car than to go for a weekend trip.

Art of manliness.com reckons that, ‘Fall ushers in the perfect time for taking a shorter weekend trek with friends (or a special someone). With the leaves beginning to change colors in many places in the country, the scenery along the way can’t be beat. It almost makes the destination superfluous.’

Apart from this useful advice to actually get up and get on with taking a car out for the weekend, there are some really practical reasons for doing so.

It can be very hard to judge a car’s fuel economy while stop start driving around town. If you are planning to make the best of your used car for some serious mileage, to visit relations and friends, then you really need to know it’s not going to cost you a fortune as soon as you hit the open road.

Equally importantly, is it comfortable? Sitting in the car for the quick journey to work is not going to let you know whether after an hour on the motorway your back is going to be agony, and you are likely to be heading back home again.

Are the kids ok in the back? Are they happy with the legroom, the stereo, can they see out of the windows? If these elements are wrong then a happy journey away for Christmas could turn into a nightmare of complaints. A good way to find out is to trial both the children and the car and check whether they fit together.

More obviously, you can take a look at steering, acceleration, the power, feel and control of the vehicle and how it handles, all of which are really important concerns.

And vitally, you can judge how much it’s possible to fit into it. That should enable you to make a choice on what kind of car is really suited to your lifestyle and the kind of things you like to do at the weekend.

To be honest it doesn’t really matter if you just take the car out all day on Saturday. Hertz Rent2Buy will let you offset rental time against final purchase price, so do consider whether that’s another reason to trial a car over the weekend.

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