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10 Reasons to Buy Used Hatchback this 2020

February 19, 2020 / 1 Comments / 115 / Blog, Car Sales

There are all kinds of secondhand cars that you can buy these days. By far, one of the most popular here in Inverness is the hatchback. Some folks might dismiss those vehicles as being too small for their needs. Others may think they aren’t practical in any way.

But it might shock you to learn that today’s hatchback vehicles offer a plethora of benefits. Are you thinking of buying a car soon at secondhand car dealers in Inverness? Were you going to buy a large saloon or SUV?

Well, here are ten reasons to reconsider and buy a hatchback instead:

1. Used hatchbacks offer more space than you think

Many motorists believe hatchbacks seldom have enough room. When was the last time you sat inside one of the latest models?

Hatchbacks from 2013 to the present year offer plenty of space. Plus, they are comfortable enough to transport three adult passengers and a driver. Just look at the used Vauxhall cars in our yard at IT Car Sales. And let’s not forget the large cargo space in the boot as well!

2. The boot offers better cargo access

It doesn’t matter what saloon car you buy. There is one thing that will always annoy you. And we are talking about cargo access in the boot. You can seldom fit anything large in the area.

Sure, you might only put some shopping bags in there. But what if you wanted to transport something more substantial? Hatchback cars rule over saloons in that aspect.

3. They are cool and trendy

There was once a time where most hatchback cars looked dull and felt boring to drive. You’d usually associate them with older motorists, for example. To many people, vehicle styling is as important as the clothes they wear.

They want cars that make a positive fashion statement. Today’s hatchbacks have fresh, modern styling.

Even the basic trim levels look appealing to today’s motorists.

4. They are affordable

Let’s face it, some of us just can’t afford to lease a brand-new car. Instead, we are likely to purchase secondhand cars. If that sounds like you, here’s an advantage of buying a hatchback: they are cheap to buy – whether it is new or used.

A lot of buyers prefer hatchbacks because they keep a vehicle’s running costs down. And that’s a story repeated by thousands of dealerships across the country.

5. A thing for “hot” hatches

In case you didn’t know, a hot hatch is a vehicle like the Volkswagen Golf GTi or the Ford Fiesta ST. They are high-performance versions of standard hatchback models.

Today’s hot hatches have powerful engines under the bonnet. But they are also eco-friendly and deliver excellent fuel economy. More people buy hot hatches because they tick so many “boxes”!

6. They are good to drive in the city

Don’t you just hate driving a big saloon car on a large city? Especially in European cities where road space is at a premium! City dwellers love hatchback cars because they are easy to maneuver in tight spaces.

7. Hatchbacks are easier to park

Hatchbacks are simpler to park because they are smaller vehicles – smaller than some sedans. Plus, you’re more likely to find a space if you drive around in a hatch. You can forget about it if you’re behind the wheel of a behemoth.

8. They are cheaper to insure

Did you know that the bigger the car, the more expensive your insurance will cost? You might not know that fact, but it’s true. Even if the larger vehicle in question is cheaper to buy than a newer yet smaller car.

Parts are, in general, cheaper to replace on a hatchback. That means insurance repair bills will be lower.

And so too are your premiums.

9. They are perfect for the singles and the starting families

One myth we often hear people talking about is how hatchbacks aren’t big enough for couples with one or two kids. Well, that isn’t the case! Most hatchbacks offer plenty of rear seating space.

Plus, the boot space is big enough to store things like prams and baby changing bags.

10. Amazing technology in today’s hatchbacks

Last, but not least, one other advantage is technology. You can enjoy the latest gadgets and tech that drivers of bigger vehicles also have, given that the hatchback is much cheaper. Examples include Bluetooth connectivity, autonomous parking and more.

Vauxhall Zafira – Our Choice of Hatchback

A used Vauxhall can be the perfect starter hatchback for you to try. Sure, there have been reports of minor non-engine electric problems related to starting the car and a malfunctioning sat-nav system. But as newer models come, the issues have been addressed.

In fact, many European drivers score the Vauxhall Zafira as a reliable hatchback that can be lined with other more popular hatchbacks for sale like the Ford Fiesta or the Seat Ibiza.

Looking for a used Vauxhall? Try our listing at IT Car Sales.

Renault Clio D-Que-M-Nav Used Car Sales Guide

February 12, 2020 / 1 Comments / 98 / Blog

Affordability, depreciation, practicality – these are the deciding factors for most people for choosing secondhand car sales in Inverness rather than brand new cars.

More people are buying used cars from trusted secondhand car sales in Inverness these days than ever. Gauging the best used car to purchase can be very tricky, since the way cars are driven (or in some cases abused) and maintained can drastically affect both performance and reliability. Beyond that, some models hold value better than others and that can make a significant difference to your bank account if you’re planning to finance a used car for more than a couple of years.

As such, the used car market can be a minefield. We’ve already featured some interesting units found in our car sales garage here in Inverness and this 2020, we are listing some more units you can choose for.

From SUVs to sedans, we list quality cars that can last for years more serving its new owner. And today, we are going to look into another top recommended unit from our list – the Renault Clio DynamiQue M Nav.

Will this sedan be powerful enough for your city driving and weekend out-of-town trips? Will it really be

a cost-effective option? Let’s find out.

Meet the Renault Clio D-Que-M-Nav

As a mid-range model, the Renault Clio Dynamique Nav comes with a decent level of standard equipment. The most obvious additions are outside where the Clio gets kit such as a rear spoiler, front fog lights, and glossy black wing mirrors that mark it out from more basic models, although they don’t make it as eye-catching as the super-quick Renault sport hot hatchback.

This hatchback also gets useful equipment such as keyless entry and start, air conditioning and a height adjustable driver’s seat, as well as Renault’s sat-nav system, with seven-inch touchscreen, and a leather steering wheel.

Fitted with the 900cc turbocharged petrol engine, the Renault Clio is cheaper to buy than a diesel version but offers a reasonable turn of speed and decent fuel economy.

Safety equipment includes things like electronic stability control, ABS and emergency brakes assist.

Good points

The Renault Clio may be a small car on the outside, but it feels like a big car on the inside. There is plenty of room for four adults, and it gets suspension that makes it extremely comfortable on the motorway.

All Clios come with five doors, for added practicality, but look like three-door cars thanks to the hidden rear handles.

The Renault Clio Dynamique Nav has sharper looks than more basic models thanks to a rear spoiler and glossy black wing mirrors, while inside there’s useful standard equipment such as sat-nav with a seven-inch touch screen. The Clio does suffer from body lean in the corners, but it is extremely comfortable at motorway speeds.

Bad points

While the Renault Clio is a decent small hatchback, there’s no hiding the fact that it’s not as fun to drive as the Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta’s EcoBoost engine means it is also faster and more economical than the Clio – and while the Renault is cheaper to buy, the Clio’s basic engines can get quite noisy on the motorway.

The new Clio may be bigger than the car it replaces, but the rear seats can feel quite cramped for headroom – the additional doors do mean that access is excellent, however. Renault also has a flaky reputation for build quality, with electrical problems being a particular bugbear.

The Renault Clio Dynamique Nav is best paired with the small 900cc TCe turbocharged petrol engine, which offers excellent economy, reasonable pace, and is cheaper to buy than the 1.5-litre diesel.

All Features of the Renault Clio D-Que-M-Nav

  • Alloy wheels
  • Folding rear seats
  • Tyre pressure sensors
  • Passenger & Driver airbag
  • Front side airbags
  • Curtain airbags
  • Front fog lights
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Bluetooth
  • AUX stereo input
  • Cruise control
  • Sat nav
  • Recommended optional extras
  • DAB radio

Why Buy Renault Clio D-Que-M-Nav from IT Car Sales

The IT Car Sales is a specialized car sales Inverness that sells manufacturer approved used cars from different brands like Ford, Renault, SEAT, and other top-selling cars in the UK.

IT Car Sales has one of the largest selections of quality used cars and secondhand vehicles in the area and due to the number of brands we represent at each of our multi-franchised locations we believe we have much more for you than the majority of our competitors but don’t take our word for it, come and find out for yourself by visiting the IT Car Sales in Inverness today.


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