Congratulations! You’re going to be parents. You’re about to start on the most magical, memorable (and often frankly terrifying) path that two people who love one another can walk together. And while your little bundle of joy will show you a kind of love and happiness that you would never previously have thought possible, it’s safe to say that some changes are in order. In every possible sense. Parenthood doesn’t just change your lifestyle. It changes your brain chemistry. All the things that seemed important and scary will seem to melt away almost overnight, and only the little crying bundle in your arms will truly matter. As such, you may well decide that your ostentatious two-seater car is no longer fit for purpose. You may want to look into something more practical that still has a healthy sense of fun. Something that is economical enough to ensure that you feel good about the future, yet still offers a pleasurable driving experience.
Here we’ll look at some of the best cars for couples with a baby on the way…
This little number has a number of reasons why you might think “Hmmm, where is there a KIA Dealership near me?”. The sharp lines and imposingly sporty aesthetic of the Kia Stonic may not scream “reliable family car”. Still, this model has a fantastic safety rating, especially if the entry-level safety kit is selected. The handsome stonic has some great safety features, as well as an elevated ride height. This means you get to see more of the road, while also finding it a little easier to get your little one into the child seat without banging your head or enduring back pain. A great combination of practicality and cool factor.
The Volkswagen Polo is a little more diminutive and less powerful than the ever-popular Golf. But if there’s a better definition of a “good all rounder” anywhere, I’ve yet to meet it! It has a 5 star NCAP safety rating, and at under £16,000 offers excellent value for money, too. Especially when you factor in the Polo’s famously low running costs. It’s also a really fun, responsive and pleasurable car to drive!
This stylish and impressive entry may look small on the outside, but it does a fantastic job of making the most of its interior space. One look at this car and you’ll wonder how on earth it manages to have 400 litres of boot space or a staggering 823 litres when the back seats are folded down. And because it has a 5 star safety rating you’ll know your baby couldn’t be safer!
Thinking about the future? You may want to look for something a little larger and more spacious. Especially if you plan to have another child soon or to get a place somewhere a little more rural than your current location.
If that’s the case you’ll find that the Peugeot 2008 has the look and feel of an SUV yet is a pleasurable and highly responsive drive that feels as comfortable and familiar as a hatchback. Best of all it boasts a 5 star safety rating.