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How to Find the Best Small Car

How to Find the Best Small Car

So you are in the market for a small car? Awesome we will help you choose the best car for you.

First you need to think about what you want in a small car, how are you going to use it? Do you want to go long distance or just short trips? Is it just you driving or are you the family taxi service?

Regardless of what you using your car is going to be used for below is a list of things you should be looking for while you are out car shopping.

Shopping for the Best Small Car

1. How dependable is it? – Aside from safety this needs to be one of your main concerns. The last thing you want is have your car break down, it isn’t just costly but it’s annoying too. You will never go wrong if you purchase a Japanese car. European cars are okay as well. If dependability is crucial to you be sure you keep away from anything Chinese and Chrysler.

2. Safety – It’s important to know how safe a car is. In Australia an ANCAP rating is used to measure safety. The top ANCAP rating is 5 stars.. A lot of European and Japanese cars meet the top quality safety criteria. Chinese cars do not. In Chinese car manufacturers have never provided a car for testing. There is a reason for that; they do not to meet the safety criteria.

3. Is there capped price servicing? This one is very important if you’re purchasing a brand new car under warranty. It is great to know that there is a maximum amount you are going to have to pay for getting your car serviced in the next 3-5 years.

4. How long does the warranty period last for – This is essential for brand-new car consumers. Three, five, or ten year warranties (free) will be supplied by plenty of car makers. You don’t want to pay for a brand new car only to have it permanently at the repairers. When a car maker provides you with a free 5 or 10 year warranty, you know they strongly believe their cars are reliable.

5. How comfortable is it to drive? Cars vary a whole lot when it comes to how comfortable they are and how good they drive. If you are not knowledgeable about the every brand then take some time to drive various cars from different auto makers until you discover one that you genuinely like.

What should I pay for a small car?

That’s a question everyone wants to know the answer to. No matter if you are paying for a new car or a second-hand car you need to do your homework, because a dealer and a private seller are going to want to get the best possible price for their car. So do your homework.

A lot of dealers will try and upsell you on extra items that are not necessary including rust proofing (if a car these days is in danger of rusting then don’t get), lengthy warranties (ask the dealer why they believe the added warranty is essential, is the car hard to rely on?) One up sell that is useful if you’ve got young children is fabric protection.

To find the best small car for you shop around, and do your research.

Chevrolet Captiva News

The refreshed Captiva is among the most desired Chevy models in Europe and the refreshed Chevrolet Captiva 2016 will definitely be no exemption. The previous update was in 2014 when the Captiva was unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show.

The Americans have given the new-comer a number of refreshments and updates that will hypnotize the minds of potential clients. The refreshments in the Captiva will not only address the flaws in the previous version but will also include new updates that will retain current clients and attract new ones.

This vehicle has been speculated to be based on the new GM D2XX concept platform which has previously been successfully used in other production models, sickness such as the Opel Antara and Chevy Cruz. This medium sized crossover will sure enough make a comfortable seating capacity of up to 7 adults.

Exterior design

Chevrolet Captiva Exterior

No legitimate info has been made public pertaining the new-looking Chevrolet Captiva 2016 in spite of this, there have been several spied prototypes that have been spotted doing road tests. This is an obvious explanation that the newly updated Chevy will undergo some major modifications.

This vehicle is rumoured to debut with some new features that will resemble those of the Opel Mokka. Reckoning from the heavily concealed prototypes, potential users should anticipate a refreshed front grille and enhanced LED technology in both the headlights and taillights as well.

The front bumper is speculated to incorporate a splitter which will aid in diminishing the noise during top speeds. Moreover, the refreshed Chevrolet Captiva 2016 will include refreshed additions to its trims versions so as to make it the best choice for buyers looking for additional performance and class.


Chevrolet Captiva Interior


No official details have been released as yet pertaining the Captiva’s interior, not even teaser photos. We only have these images which are from Despite this, the refreshed 2016 Chevrolet Captiva is definitely going to keep its enthusiasts and would-be buyers happy through fitting the car with all the top quality materials and accessories.

Would-be users should expect top notch materials that will upholster the door, seats trims and the centre console. There will be increased head and leg space owing to the fact that the refreshed Captiva will come based on a refreshed platform. Some of the expected standard features that might tag along in the new Captiva include a premium audio system, climate control, an infotainment screen, electric front seats, navigation system, leather interior, among others.

Chevrolet  Interior

Engine specs

The engine of the Chevrolet Captiva 2016 is going to be somehow interesting with anticipations that will include a refreshed set of engines that will be tasked in powering the engine. The most likely base engine will be a 2.2L capacity diesel powertrain that will be able to generate 163 horsepower and 184 Nm of torque. With the above mentioned engine, we should expect the new vehicle to have EPA estimated ratings of 20/28 in the city/highway. The fuel economy ratings are impressive considering this is a mid-size SUV and not a sedan.

The other one will be a 2.4L 4-cylinder gasoline powerplant that will be able to generate 167 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque. The ultimate powertrain according to our elite analysts will be a 3L capacity V6 engine with a production output of 258 horsepower and 288 Nm of torque. Buyers should expect the drive system to be offered to be either the all-wheel drive with the 6-speed auto transmission or an optional front wheel drive with a manual transmission system.

Despite the new Captiva coming with similar engines as its predecessor, we expect it to come with improved engines that will give better fuel economy ratings.

Price and released date

The refreshed Chevy Captiva 2016 will most probably be launched to the public somewhere towards the end of autumn next year. Its msrp remains shrouded in mystery and might be a hard nut to crack for now, although, potential clients should anticipate the current price of 24,300 USD to marginally adjust upwards. We expect certain prices during the upcoming Geneva Car Show in case you are planning on buying this car.

The new 2016 Chevrolet Captiva will not be significantly expensive than the current model due to the minor changes the automobile company has used. However, we expect the new Captiva to ‘captivate’ the minds of would-be buyers.