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A car fit for a professional

An Accord, a 9-5 or a Mondeo maybe?

09/06/2014 11:20 |  Comments: 
Our reader is looking for a car that has ‘professional’ written all over it, but doesn’t give the wrong impression.

Totalcarmagazine's own Buyer's guide

Dear Friendly Car Dealer,

I need to buy car and have a budget of €4,900, registration costs not included. It’s important that my future car projects a professional image to make a good impression on prospective clients of mine.

A modern, but timeless design with special features is welcome. I definitely don’t want anything too showy making the wrong impression (Mercedes, BMW) or something youngsters would typically choose (Honda Civic, Swift, etc.) A spacious interior is a must, as I’m 6’2” (190 cm) tall and have to fit in there comfortably, but the size of the boot is no issue, as I mostly travel on my own. Of course, I’d prefer a low consumption
and reasonable running costs. I don’t think I need a diesel, as I don’t drive that much. I do shorter distances on weekdays and do the odd weekend journey.

I’m thinking of something along the lines of the Honda Accord, a Saab 9-5 (love the shape!), and the Ford Mondeo. What do you think?

Thanks, Peter

Dear Peter,

Saab-9-5
I like the Honda Accord, too. It looks good, it’s reliable, and has an acceptable consumption. The 9-5, much like an Alfa, needs looking after, but with a lot of TLC and regular check-ups it will do fine. Fans of the car obviously think it’s worth spending on. The Mondeo is a good choice, too, offering lots of interior space. I’d definitely go for the petrol version. Here’s my ranking: Honda, Ford, Saab.

Yours,

Friendly Car Dealer

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