You are a brand new entrepreneur with a busy life, zipping across town for your new business, and living the hectic life that comes with a new business. You are probably doing a lot of travelling and meeting quite a few people. You obviously need a car to zip you across town. A car can be a statement of personality and reflect the things your business stands for. Equally important is the fact that you are a new entrepreneur and cannot afford to splurge on car costs. Check out our selection of five cars that are suited for a new entrepreneur. They have been chosen based on their cost, function and service, and fuel efficiency to be the best suited match for a new entrepreneur.
Peugeot 308 Hatchback
Peugeot 308 Blue HDi hatchback puts up quite a show when it comes to fuel efficiency. This city car comes with a combined rating of 91.1 mpg that makes it one of the most economical cars around. The car shows a mix of cruise comfort and sharp handling that goes with its practical approach to wider doors, and an impressive boot space that goes to 470 litres with the rear seat in place. Pricing starts at £14,895.
Nissan Leaf at first glance may not appear that easily affordable, but this car does offer qualities that make it excellent. This all-electric car is likely to save you a good deal on fuel costs. Connecting the car’s six-metre cord to a dedicated home charging unit will get your car fully charged in just four hours, while the conventional plug will complete the task in eight. The full priced leaf starts at £21,490, though you can get into the Flex plan and get the car for just £16,490 combined with a £70 monthly lease for the battery.
Renault Clio 1.5 litre diesel strikes a balance between style and economy. Get it fitted with a £250 Eco Pack, and the car will offer an impressive 88.3 mpg that will keep it road tax free, a low insurance group can help keep costs down further. There are a lot of color options for the exterior, and the interior gets a tech look with a seven-inch touchscreen display. A model that covers all usual necessities will have a price tag around £16,500.
Smart For Two Microcar
The Smart ForTwo is quite the definition of a small, economical vehicle, at least in its shape. The youthful looking car offers 86mpg for fuel efficiency that should keep the costs on road economical. Its compact dimensions make it ideally suited for city driving, and its excellent visibility means you could actually exploit the manoeuvrability of the car to your advantage. Costs for the ForTwo start at £10,330.
Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion
VW Golf BlueMotion is one of the cheapest cars to run on the road. With a rating of 88.3mpg, the car will save your road tax, and the money you would spend on diesel. The car shows some affordable elegance in the interiors and exteriors, along with a desire to keep up with modern technology. A five-inch touchscreen display is standard, but you could get other options like eight-inch display and autobrake for comparatively lower costs. On-road price for the BlueMotion starts from £20,815.
As a new entrepreneur, be smart with your choices and your decisions. Your car might also help spread the message of your new business to your potential clients. The choice of your car should also reflect the business identity you project. Having an economical car would fit the bill very well.