Here are practical insights into the top reason both positive and negative why compact cars are a dodgy option for buyers. Compact car is one of the most bought vehicles in the Philippines because of what they have to offer. Read through our post on Philkotse.com to gain better understanding about this type of vehicle.
Driving in the Philippines wherein traffic is a big headache for most motorists, and there are more cars on the road than ever! Buying a compact car for driving can be daunting, without the proper information.
By definition, a compact car is a smaller-sized auto than sedans or larger vehicles. The compact car's interior is 100-109 cubic feet, smaller than a mid-sized auto with 110-119 cubic feet inside the cabin. Popular examples of compact cars are the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and other similar cars made by many manufacturers. Among recently and currently available makes are the popular Honda Fit and the Toyota Yaris, both are updated too! Compared to larger and fancier cars, most compact cars are the butt of jokes whenever on the road. Many buyers are choosing a compact car for daily driving.
The compact car is the bread and butter of most Filipino motorists, even with more options to choose from. This does not make it any easier when weighing the pros and cons of choosing a compact car in the Philippines.
A compact car is a smaller-sized auto than sedans or larger vehicles
Compact cars - Top Choices
Okay, now compact cars are an option but for some, a “sub-compact” is sweet enough to seal the deal. What is a sub-compact and how different is it from a compact car? First of all, subcompacts used to be those tiny cars that can drive around that can fit only a few adults at best! Competition to develop the sub-compact line is hot and is almost like compact cars. For example, the Honda Fit has the same interior as the Honda Civic Hatch (the model year 1993) and newer models get better with more features added.
Now compact cars are an option but for some, a “sub-compact” is sweet enough to seal the deal
What are the changes in relation to their design? Look at the pros and cons of choosing a compact car, they are the following;
Is it a compact or sub-compact? How similar are they and does it even count, when they share many general features and specifications. Let's move on; to why compact cars are of interest to buyers, looking for new car.
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Why are compact cars the best option? What makes attractive and an alternative option, and better solution for everyday driving. These advantages will point anyone in the right direction, weighing all the good points as definite reasons to get it.
These advantages will make someone think twice, whether a compact car is a worthy investment
These advantages will make someone think twice, whether a compact car is a worthy investment.
Now, what are the major deal-breakers why a compact car is a “NO-BUY” option for some? There are several reasons and some are valid, while some are not!
Compact cars' small size and weight are not safe on the road
Now, consider these disadvantages and whether a compact car is an opt-out option!
Buying depends on the pros and cons of choosing a compact car is not easy, but considering key needs focus is important. Here is a table that may help narrow down everything.
|Fuel efficient||Yes||Better than a guzzler|
|Affordable (Price)||Yes||Won’t be hard to pay|
|Motorcycles cannot nick it in traffic (does not occupy the lane)||N/A||Accidents happen all the time|
|First car option||Depends||Optional for individual|
|More features for less price||Depends||Individual preference|
|Improved cabin space||Yes||Better comfort|
|Less maintenance||Yes||Not always|
|Environment Friendly||Yes||Less emissions|
|Easy reach inside cabin||N/A||N/A|
|Cheaper Insurance||N/A||Good but not always|
|Slow acceleration||No||Not good on highways|
|Small cabin||No||A bit cramped|
|Low ground clearance||No||Bad on bumps|
|Average suspension system||Depends||Depends|
|Less luggage space||Depends||Not good|
|Budget lunch "cheap car"||Depends||Deal breaker for some|
|Small and light||No||Not good|
One of the best alternatives is the compact car for Filipino motorists, because it costs less and is fuel efficient which is important. Rising gas prices and traffic makes it a good stop gap for the moment, for everyone. It may not grade well as higher-end models, but will provide mobility with some premium features which is value for money!