budget and never buy a second-hand restraint as you don’t know its history," RACQ spokesman Steve Spalding says.
Fuel economy is also important, but don’t go for diesel unless you do a lot of long-distance driving or cover more than 30,000 kilometres a year.
No shortcuts: Whenthe cargo is this preciousnew considerations come into play when buying a car Compact SUVS rate highly for young mums because they have good safety ratings, good access and a commanding driving position. But they can be hard to park.
A lot of small cars now come with five-star safety ratings and have three child anchor points across the back, but may not necessarily fit three capsules.
Neale says ease of driving and parking are essential.
They’re important in any car, but this is an aspect many people wouldn’t consider when buying a car. Narrow down your choice to two or three and drive them all with the kids in the back,’’ she says.