Advantages Price and Cost to run
Disadvantages Not a lot of pick up and go
There are a lot of changes one has to make when they have a baby. The sleepless nights, the stinky nappies, the look of love and adoration from a life form so small and the CAR!!Yep, that is right, the car! Well, my car at least because I had a little sporty two door that I soon realised would not fit the car seat or the pram!!! What was I to do?!! I HAD to get a new car. I needed a "Mummy" car! No IF, ANDS or BUTS about it! Have baby….. WILL travel!!
I decided I needed to make a list of priorities on what I wanted in a new car. So I began…..1- Low cost as having a baby is not the cheapest endeavour in the world.
So, off I went in search of this new "mummy" car! After much research, I ended up with the Agila Expression.You can find the boring nuts and bolts of this car at the end of the review.
1- CHECK! The standard price for the cheapest Agila, the EXPRESSION, is £6,255. However, I was able to use my GM points from my credit card which amounted to £1,135. I received a further discount from the dealer and in the end it cost my only £4,875!!!!
2- CHECK! I have a Maxi-Cosi Cabrio car seat fits nicely and easily. Our Quinny Buzz Pram fits easily standing on it's side. The split seat system also allows me to put car seat in AND push down half the seat to put pram or any other shopping I may have. I easily brought my sister home from the airport with her two large suitcases, the pram, the car seat and the two adults!
3- CHECK! It has the standard four doors and a hatchback that allows ease of loading boot.
4- CHECK! Many of the smaller cars don't have power steering and this one is very smooth.
5- CHECK! Car taxis £100 a year.
6- CHECK! It is insurance group 2. You can't get much better than that!
7- CHECK! It gets nearly 50 miles per gallon!! With the petrol prices now and the need for me to commute to work, this is exceptional!!
Well, the outside is very deceiving. It is a very compact car. However, open it's doors and you swear you are in a HUGE vehicle!! The high ceiling keeps you from feeling claustrophobic. My husband is a bit over 6 ft. tall and he loves the head space and also the leg room. He doesn't look like he has to fold himself in half to get in and ride. Even the boot surprises you when you open the hatchback. You are expecting to see a 6 inch piece of boot. However, they really thought about this and the boot goes back under the back seat as it slants, giving lots of room. If you need any more room, the split back seats allow you to pull down half or all the seats to significantly increase the boot area. Because of the high ceiling, you can really get in BIG items for hauling!The Expression is the basic version. Thus, it comes with the basic seats that I find comfortable and tall.
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