Going on a road trip to Europe this summer? Thinking of changing your car too? Here are a few of the best for the journey.
Summer is finally upon us and many will be planning a trip away in the car. In fact, for many, now is the best time to go on a road trip throughout Europe; it's a great way to experience a bit of culture and the weather is more likely to be favourable on the continent than in our island country.
If you are looking to change your car around the same time then it could be worth looking into a car that would be best for your road trip. At Car Shop we have a range of vehicles that will suit the type of travelling that you will want to; whether that is taking to the steep roads of the Alps, visiting busy cities or hurtling down the autobahns.
Here are a few cars that would be great for your European road trip, read carefully to decide which is best for where you are going.
Are you planning on seeing some of the most iconic cities in Europe? Perhaps you want to see Paris or you are heading down to the Mediterranean to experience the likes of Rome or Venice. If this is the case then you should be prepared for a lot of hustle and bustle and a need to fit into tight spaces.
For those who want to drive through these kinds of cities in Europe then the smaller the car the better and the Fiat 500 is ideal for this kind of trip.
With its 1.2 litre petrol engine, you will have enough power for weaving through busy streets or the 1.3 litre diesel engine will work well for the amount of miles you will cover.
Of course, its small size means there will be less space for suitcases although, if you are travelling alone or as a couple, then what it has will be adequate. It also makes up for this when it comes to parking in tight spaces or travelling down narrow back roads.
Land Rover Freelander
Perhaps you are planning an adventure holiday and with the terrain in some parts of Europe, why not? You could be heading down to the Alps, over the Pyrenees, or you could head up to Scandinavia to drive around the mountains, forests and fjords.
If you are planning this sort of trip then you will need to be behind the wheel of an adventure mobile. As the king of off-road, Land Rover is one of the best brands to look out for and a Freelander could make a great choice.
The car feels gentle when you are on the motorway as it is great at smoothing over bumps. Additionally, its high ride means it is great for travelling back country routes in the wilder parts of Europe or up mountains.
Maybe you don't want to choose a specific destination for your trip to Europe and are planning to travel as much as the continent as possible. You may have a few locations in mind that you want to visit and anticipate a lot of time spent on motorways or, if you are planning on getting to Germany, on the autobahns where there is no speed limit.
If this is you then you will want to get a car that is comfortable to drive long distances in, that can comfortably get up to high speeds and is best for fuel economy when you are on the motorway. For this sort of thing the Vauxhall Insignia is ideal.
There are a range of engines that ensure the car can get the best fuel efficiency, with the Ecoflex diesel providing the right amount of power. Unlike the Fiat 500 and the Land Rover Freelander, this car is designed to reach high speeds when it is on the motorway so you can cover a lot of distance in less time.
Its ride is very comfortable, which is exactly what you need when travelling long distances and also if you find you have to get onto country roads.
The car comes with cruise control too, so you can set the right speed for you and relax your feet a little when travelling far and fast.
- On: 13 June 2014
- By: CarShop
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