When buying a used car opinions differ for men and women. Trends show that men are ahead in car buying but more recently women seem to be catching up. Polling by NBC/Universal offered interesting results as to how women
now have certain expectations when considering buying a used car – functionality, practicality, fun drive and comfort are all key factors when it comes to buying a good quality used car . Most modern used cars all have these basic personalities and this is where it gets interesting. Men tend to look for aggressive and powerful cars, whereas women are more inclined to buy a car that looks good, is practical, is economical and offers a great drive and comfort as well as style. Below is a list of best recommended cars for women drivers compiled by About.com – cars. The Hertz Rent2Buy used cars for sale inventory has a huge range of high quality used cars, including the ones noted below, many of which are priced below the Kelley Blue Book suggested retail value. Below are the five cars that best meet the women driver’s needs.
The Ford Focus is a popular used car with women. The Focus character is different from other US Ford vehicles as this was developed in Europe and the design reflects this – tall cabin, upright driving position, roomy interior
and large trunk as well as a comfortable drive. command over the road and many women like this feeling. The adjustable driver seat moves up and down as well as in and out offering the most comfortable position for any driver. Visibility is excellent thanks to the large windows which gives a clear view of the road ahead. The Focus has more than enough power to keep up with other cars in its class thanks to its 2.0–liter 4–cylinder engine giving 140 horse power and 24 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. The Focus is equipped with all the latest safety features of other cars in its class – an important point for many women drivers. All–in–all, the spacious interior, comfortable drive and numerous safety features makes the Focus an excellent choice of car for women drivers.
The Honda Civic is a popular car for women drivers – they look good, are economical on fuel, easy to drive and are extremely reliable. Built to the highest of standards, Civics are good, solid and reliable cars that will not let you
down. Women look for comfort in a car and the Civic offers just that, the main feature being a flat passenger floor making it comfortable and practical. Another important factor is running costs and the Civics’ gas powered and Hybrid models are perfect choices for cost and environmentally conscious buyers. The Civic is available in various trims all providing quality and comfort. Powered by a 4–cylinder engine and producing 140 horse power, the Civic gives more than enough power for a car in its class. As fuel economy is an important factor for women drivers the Civic does not disappoint giving 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway. Safety is paramount with Honda and the Civic is equipped with all the latest safety features you would expect – dual front air bags, head protecting air bags and anti–lock brakes.
The Mazda 3 offers everything women drivers look for – style, space, comfort and an enjoyable and fun drive something you don’ always find in other cars of its class.The 5–door Mazda 3 is perfect as it offers practicality
and space which are essential when you have a family. Powered by a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine, Mazda 3 gives 148 horsepower which is more than ample power for any car. Giving 22 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway, the Mazda 3 is perfect for women drivers. Inside the controls are easy to use and the interior is comfortable, roomy and of a high standard. Seating and visibility are good for the driver making it a pleasant and comfortable drive. Fitted with standard safety features the Mazda 3 impresses all the way. Overall it is a practical and well-built car that is affordable and fun to drive.
Practical, reliable and efficient, all in one package, the Jetta is a perfect car for women. In addition to providing a fun and enjoyable ride it is comfortable and spacious. The Jetta is practical for any age driver ranging from
younger drivers to the more experienced driver and is extremely practical for those with a growing family. It provides ample power from its 2.0-liter engine getting20 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. The Jetta features anti–lock brakes, hydraulic brake assist and electronic brake force distribution. The inside is spacious, roomy and passengers can be seated comfortably without having the need to fight for space. It has a spacious trunk and offers such safety features as air bags, traction control and head restraint technology.
Women drivers look for cars that provide good visibility, are easy to drive, provide excellent storage space, are reasonably priced and fuel efficient. One such car that offers all of these features is the Honda Fit. It is spacious
in the front and back and has a trunk space that can accommodate numerous lifestyles. It is perfect for urban driving as it is nippy and can easily breeze in and out of traffic and get into the tightest of car parking spaces. With a fuel efficient 1.5-liter engine it has plenty of power to compete with other cars in its class giving 117 horsepower and 27 miles per gallon in the city and 35miles per gallon on the highway. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, fold flat front passenger seat, power windows, mirrors and locks. Standard safety features include dual stage, dual threshold air bags to the front, torso protecting front side air bags and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution.