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Estate cars ideal for outdoors enthusiasts

Posted by | charlottec | February 9, 2012 | No Comments

If you enjoy travel and you love outdoor pursuits do yourself a favour and make your next car an estate car.

Estate cars are ideal for the obvious reason that you can store a load of stuff in them – but it goes a lot further than that.

They’re great for going on extended travel either on your own or with a group of friends.

If you’re on your own, you can even sleep in the right kind of estate car quite comfortably should the need arise. I know this because I’ve done it many times – even keeping some material and Velcro in the back for a little privacy when I’ve needed it when “car camping” for a night. And if you get the right kind of storage solutions to take around with you – you can take everything you need without advertising the contents to thieves.

But perhaps estates really come into their own if there are a bunch of you travelling around. They’re so easy to sling four big rucksacks, tents and sleeping bags in the back of whenever the mood takes you – without messing around with roof racks or trailers. And the performance is more or less the same as the estate version, so if you really want to get where you’re going over big distances around mainland Europe, for example, there’s really no problem.

The estates may not be as trendy as an old-fashioned camper van of some sort, but they’re much faster, far more practical, a lot cheaper to buy in the first place – and easier to repair should the need arise.

They really are great options for travellers – and you can pick good quality second hand models as cheap as chips; something to think about perhaps?

There aren’t many used estates around which are low emission cars, but if you’re transporting four or more people at once – they can still qualify as being environmentally friendly.




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