The Right Car: Defining The Driving Experience

by Michael Cory

Choosing a new car is never easy. More than just getting past the various adverts and dealership offers that are promoted and pushed at any potential buyer, a driver still has to make various choices about what he or she wants from a car. This all adds up to defining the driving experience. After all, any car you buy is going to be driven. Since you’re the one driving it, what are you looking to get out of it? Knowing what you want can help you break down your choices much more easily.

For example, the mercedes e class of cars has a wide range. Whilst you’re guaranteed high quality and performance across all the models in the series, understanding your actual needs and preferences can help determine between the AMG Saloon and the AMG Estate; two similar cars that have different purposes in mind.


Speed and acceleration are something that get many drivers excited but it helps to know which is more important. In most cases, a faster acceleration is more important than a top speed. When dealing with traffic and typical driving you want a car that can change gears quickly and reach the speed you need in as short a time frame as possible.

As for top speed, this is mostly arbitrary if you only drive on public roads. The national limit is as high as you’ll ever drive. That said a top speed is always a good indicator of a powerful engine, so it might be the sign of quality you’re looking for.


If you like driving, then you might already know how disruptive stopping for fuel can be. If you drive long distances, then you may also want to look for fuel efficiency. This is something commonly found in estates and other cars with larger engine sizes. Performance is also an issue. A sporty car will generally use more fuel and whilst you’re rewarded with quicker speed and performance, it may involve you refilling the tank more as a consequence.

Size and Space

Finally, there are the simplest of practical requirements to consider. Space is always an issue. A single driver might make do with a smaller car but a family orientated driver is going to want a larger boot space; it all depends on what you use your car for. This is the same with seating options; estates and saloons often incorporate more space in the back if you’re planning to drive other people around on a regular basis.

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Jyotsna Ramani is a passionate writer and an avid globetrotter. She had a knack for writing since her early years, though that was mostly letters to her penpals and jotting her thoughts down in her "Dear Diary". Over the years, she realized how her hobby could turn into a full time career and she started writing web content, books and pieces for local magazines. There has been no looking back ever since. Follow Jyotsna Ramani at Google+

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