Ok, so we are barely into summer. You undoubtedly hate me for daring to mention the ‘w’ word in July. However, at the risk of sounding like Ned Stark, winter is coming. With that in mind, you need to be prepared. Having a car that is reliable during the long winter months is pretty important. You need to make sure that you have a car that is fit for purpose. If your car is barely making it through the summer, it is certainly time to start looking at investing in a new one ready for winter. While the UK is hardly a perilous place during the winter months, it can be more than a little icy. You need to make sure that you have a car that can withstand the cold conditions of the UK during these months. Unless, of course, you want to rally on the motorways and country lanes.
Range Rover Vogue
On rare snow days in the UK, we often find ourselves jealous of those that have a Range Rover in their fleet. The Range Rover is synonymous with style and class. What is more, it can get you from A to B very easily during inclement winter weather. The Range Rover Vogue is something of a luxury item. If you want a ballsy car that can get you from A to B and back again, then you need to go for the Vogue. The four-wheel drive features make it the perfect winter car and is the solution to many of life’s winter problems. This luxury vehicle will ensure that you stay warm, safe and dry during the winter months. The luxury adds on’s and features are perfect. In short, this is most people’s dream car. Of course, they do not come cheap. However, you can pick up a used Range Rover Vogue for a snip of the price.
Dacia Duster Compact SUV
If you like the idea of having a four-wheel drive (4×4 car) but you hate the size of them then the Dacia Duster Compact SUV may be the solution to all of your car problems. The great thing about this car is that it only has a 1.5-litre engine, so it is perfect for those who are on a budget. In comparison to the Vogue, this little number will be very fuel efficient too. Brand new, this car will cost you roughly the same as the average hatchback. It is the perfect solution for those that are savvy with their money. The cabin is very spacious, and it is great handling capabilities. Of course, if you want luxury and style, then this car may not be for you. It does not have the exquisite features of the Range Rover.
Mazda CX-5 SUV
Despite the engine size of the Mazda, it does have something of a fuel efficient engine. The car is perfect for those who want a mid-range SUV. The Mazda has some great features, including split rear seats and a large glove box. The central compartment is pretty spacious too. The car can be a little lacking in storage when it is compared with others on the market. However, it is a great car that is fun to drive and handles like a dream.