Picture the scene. Your son or daughter has just passed their test for the first time and wants a car. You want them to have a car because you value their independence, plus you don’t want the hassle anymore! So, you start checking out the market for a safe car. Do you see anything wrong with this scenario? You won’t, but your child will. You see, your son or daughter doesn’t want to drive any old car – they want a stylish one. Okay, stylish cars aren’t always the safest, but you should never judge a book by its cover. Here are the models that look good and have a great safety rating.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Is there a car more stylish or sexy than an Alfa Romeo? Made in Italy, it oozes class from every angle with its sleek body and shiny paint job. Plus, it has a little something under the hood, too. Cars made in Italy can’t fail to look good because Italians want their motors to look as good as their women (their prerogative, not ours). It has a little something for the parents as well. In 2010, the European New Car Assessment Programme voted the Alfa it’s safest car. And, if you don’t like the idea of them driving a glorified F1 car, you can get it in a hatchback. Much safer.
The Aveo is in the more affordable bracket as it isn’t foreign and Chevy isn’t a designer brand. However, don’t let your kids hold it against the Aveo because it does have looks. Regarding the aesthetics, it resembles the Volkswagen Golf or Polo with its squat body and shapely rear. Plus, it comes in a range of colours and a variety of mod cons. But, that is for the kids. What you want to know is the Aveo has a small engine size and doesn’t have much power at low speeds. As a result, it’s hard to get this Chevy to accelerate quickly and do any damage. Perfect for any young driver who wants to chicken wing it around town!
Hondas have come a long way in the past five to ten years. Whereas they were ugly in the past, they look slim and powerful in 2017. Just take a look at the Ioniq. Built like a BMW or an Audi, this car purrs along at low and high speeds. It also comes with top of the range safety equipment as the Japanese value safety. That means you get more bang for your buck. Hopefully, you don’t get much bang at all, but if you do, you’ll be perfectly safe.
What, a roadster?! Yes, a roadster is on the list for one of the safest cars on the road. If you don’t believe it is safe, just take a look at the NCAP website. The MX-5 might look like a convertible, but it isn’t like your average convertible. It has excellent handling, is as comfortable at low speeds as well as high speeds, and only has a small engine because of its size. Sure, it doesn’t come with all the safety mod cons, but they are available at Wiltshire Tyres or any good supplier. If you feel like treating your kid, the MX-5 is the way to go.
Spread the word – cars can be stylish as well as safe.