No matter what your business, traveling to see clients, or ferrying around your products via public transport can seriously hinder both your credibility and your time management. Although a car can take a serious chunk out of your business budget, having a reliable source of transport can create more opportunities in the long run by allowing you to reach appointments quickly and by allowing you to transport your products safely.
Here are four of the best cars for your business, complete with pros and cons for each vehicle.
2018 Toyota Avalon
Although the initial outlay for this car may seem pricey, the long-term savings more than make up for it. This is a larger car, and its standard V6 engine is considered economical when compared with other cars in its class. Offering comfort, space and a smooth ride, alongside many technological features and leather seats, this is the perfect choice for business owners that need to travel long distances, and want to do so in style. The only downside according to U.S News & World Report Best Cars, is that it can be a firmer ride which may not be to everybody’s liking.
If the Toyota Avalon is the number 1 large car for the price, then the Audi A3 is a contender for first place when it comes to small cars. Again, it isn’t the cheapest car on the market, but if you want something that says luxury, then it is certainly available at a lower price than most other luxury motors. Audi holds a certain amount of prestige, and if impressing clients is important in your business, then the luxury interiors and stylish exterior of this model will do just that. Besides being aesthetically appealing, the Audi A3 is proven to be a reliable vehicle with low ownership costs.
If your business depends on delivering at hours of the day and night, you may be concerned about the noise your vehicle makes when pulling up outside your customers’ homes. The Buick Lacrosse is a fairly priced model that is intentionally quiet, with even consideration given to the sedan’s window wipers which are stowed beneath the edge of the hood to reduce wind noise. Other noise-reducing features include the use of light-weight noise reducing materials and noise cancellation technology. If, however, you like the roar of an engine to announce your arrival, like fans of cars such as the Ford Mustang, this is not the car for you. However, if it is true that even the Mustang is having a noise reduction makeover – view story here – then you may have little choice but to embrace cars like the Buick Lacrosse.
2018 Toyota Camry
This vehicle is a dependable mid-sized car with plenty of standard safety features. Although you may pay a little more than for the average car of this size up front, the running costs are low and as it is so dependable, maintenance should be cheap also. The car is ideal for a business owner with a family and cuts out the need for two separate vehicles for the household and the business. Edmunds.com rates this car highly and declares it to have “an enviable blend of space and efficiency.”
Choose wisely, and your car could serve your business for several years to come.