What you need from a commuter car?

What you need from a commuter car?

As lockdown restrictions lift and normal-ish life returns, many of us are re-evaluating our car usage. After months of working from home and minimal trips out the house, a fifth of motorists have claimed they’ll use their cars less. But, with calls to now go back to the office, could it be time you traded in your old motor for a new one? We’ve got some of the cars you should consider for your return to work.

Things to consider before making your purchase

Lockdown gave us all a new perspective and put into focus what really matters. If you’re thinking of commuting again, there are a few things you should think about before heading down to your nearest dealership.

  • How often will you be using your car? Will you be going back to the old ways of commuting five days a week? Or will working from home still be an option?
  • Will you buy a car outright, or will hire purchase be more suitable for you? Make sure to check your financial situation when making the decision.
  • Do you just need the car for commuting, or will the boot be needed for golf clubs, and the back for car-seats?

Cars for long commutes

Whether your commute means sitting in traffic, traveling along motorways, or traversing winding country roads, the average commute now takes 59 minutes, so having a comfortable and safe ride is of paramount importance.

The best cars for long commutes are ones that handle well on all roads and in all conditions. Cross-over cars have become a popular choice for long commutes, as they offer the comfort, room, and above all look professional.

Eco cars

2020 has taught us many things, most notably that it’s time we started taking care of the planet, and you can do your bit with a green car. As more and more car manufacturers turn to investing in Eco tech, there are several mainstream automakers making a name for themselves.

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly car that won’t break the bank, many big name manufacturers are now investing a lot of time, money, and technology into their eco-offerings. The only downside, however, is the battery range on most eco cars is only around 100 – 200miles – although this is more than adequate for the average commute.

All-round cars

A commuter car should be able to fit in with your weekend plans too, and a classic estate car does the job. A hatchback that looks smart and professional, but with enough room for all the paraphernalia that comes with family life.

Most new estate cars now feature cutting-edge onboard technology, making it perfect for navigating to meetings, as well as taking the family away for the weekend.


Bryce Newell is an automotive enthusiast who loves to write about the latest news, products, and DIY projects. While Bryce is an amateur in the field, he is passionate about cars and has been since he spent weekends in the garage helping his dad rebuild a 68 Dodge Charger as a kid.

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