Is it advantageous to have a second car at home or is it a burden in the long run? Should I buy a new car or used car as a second car at home? What should be an ideal second car?
These days many households have a second or even third car. We solve your dilemma whether to have a second car or not. First answer these seven questions.
- Are your family members put at inconvenience when you are away with the car quite frequently?
- Is your car so big that you find navigating thru the city difficult?
- Do you regularly do long distance drives?
- Can your wife or children drive?
- Can you easily get a driver when you need?
- Do you have space to accommodate one more car at home?
- Can you afford one more car?
If you have most of the first six questions with a YES and you can afford one, you should consider a second car at home.
Benefits of a Second Car
- Added flexibility at home.
- A cheaper second car can be put to duty for all city errands which in turn helps to prevent your primary car from city battle scars.
- Your spouse can get more work done in your absence, freeing up time for you.
- If you do very frequent long trips, it is a good idea to have one car for the city and one for the long highway jaunts.
A sparingly used petrol hatchback or premium hatchback would be an ideal choice as a second car as the initial investment as well as subsequent depreciation will be less. Also a hatchback will be easy on maintenance front and also will be easy to drive in the city.
IBB Picks for a Second Car
- Tata Nano
- Maruti Suzuki Alto
- Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
- Nissan Micra/ Renualt Pulse
- Maruti Suzuki Swift
- Hyundai Santro
- Hyundai Eon
- Renault Kwid
- Chevrolet Spark
- Honda Jazz (Used only)