One day, you wake up and realize that mortgage payments for the house and buying weekly groceries have taken over your previous leisurely bachelor’s life of Friday nights out and road tripping. So, aside from other sundry domestic matters, you now carefully contemplate what car is best suited for you and your family. A car is good, but an SUV may even be better. Some would say it is the other way around. Covering all the pros and cons will take more than one article to tackle, so let’s narrow it down to a few very basic and practical points.
First off, you now have a family. So scratch off the Ford Mustang or Corvette from the list unless your better half is as car crazy as you are. You obviously cannot shove a whole week’s supply of canned goods, vegetables, frozen chicken, tissue paper and laundry detergent in the trunk of a sports coupe, but you can do that in car or station wagon with a really adequate trunk or space at the back. With an SUV’s high hatchback, loading and unloading stuff will certainly be a lot easier. You and your wife won’t have to bend over and worry about straining your backs lifting bags, groceries, small furniture, LCD flat screen TV sets and other things you will need in your house.
Then, much sooner than you think, you will have kids. When your wife is on the family way, she would most likely prefer an SUV over a car. Ask any pregnant woman and she would tell you that it is a lot harder to get up from a relatively low car than to get up on or off a much higher seated SUV. For nine or ten moths, she would visit her obstetrician so consider an SUV your best friend during these times. Yes, pregnant women have done well with cars in the past but when you have a better alternative to make your and wife’s life a lot easier, then why settle for less?
Now, let’s talk about car insurance and car safety. SUV’s have a higher insurance premium than most cars or sedans. Why? Simply stated, SUV’s are more accident prone than cars and therefore require a higher premium. SUV’s have a tendency to tip over when driven quickly in sharp corners. Now, if you can live with the higher insurance premium and drive really carefully as any good father of the family should then buying an SUV will hands down be a better deal than a car. But that being said, if you cannot help but be obsessed with safety on the road and find that suddenly swerving to avoid kids on bikes and skateboards or other lunatics on the road is inevitable, then you would be much better off with a car.
In the end, after considering all the other possible positive and negative points, it all boils down to what vehicle you NEED as a married man and not what vehicle you WANT. You may want a car, but what you really need is an SUV. Or, perhaps a car might just be the perfect vehicle for you and your wife. The choice is yours to make.
On a final note, you may want try out a car or SUV but step up to another one later on. Newlyweds need to be tightfisted on the budget, to try to shop for a used car at first. If you do decide to buy a used car, http://carsforused.com/buy-used-cars/ is a good place to start.