Yes. It’s all about comfortable seating, least of jerks while braking, and utmost driving pleasure while on the go. Go for a car that provides a lot of leg room between the car seats. A seat that causes discomfort or even a bumpy ride can make the drive very unpleasant. Consumers are bombarded with a lot of ‘technicalities’ about the ‘salient features’ of the inside of a car, but what it must all boil down to is comfort and safety for the ultimate users.
Is there a trade-off between safety and affordability, is a question that you must ask of yourself. How much does it mean to you to have a car with life-saving features such as airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS)? A baffling aspect that has in recent times entered the public consciousness is that most of the companies operating in India are global players and pack their export models with topnotch safety features — even offering six air bags on a compact car — whereas the models meant for India lack many of these.
Do we simply assume that a new modern car is safe, or is it that we just don’t think about it? In any case, it will be handy to note that safety equipment on a car is usually mentioned in a separate category under its specifications and feature list.
Buyers should dwell on the technical specifications with regard to engine capacity, ground clearance, torque, aero-dynamism, etc.