Vauxhall Grandland X Elite – Review

Grandland X

Back in September last year, we took the Vauxhall Crossland X on our holiday to the Lake District and put it through its paces on all the country roads. Although we enjoyed driving the car and all its features, it simply was not big enough for us, so when we were invited to put the Vauxhall Grandland X Elite to the test we jumped at the chance. The Grandland X is the largest SUV in the Vauxhall range, which also… Continue Reading “Vauxhall Grandland X Elite – Review”

Quick Checklist for Buying a Family Car

Volvo XC90

In the market for a family car? You’ve got more things to consider now that you have children compared to when you were single. Aside from needing more room, you need to think about the well-being and comfort of your growing brood, among other things. So, if you’re about to be overwhelmed with vehicle choices and features, no worries. We’ve got you covered. Alpha Car Finance has put together this handy checklist to help you out with your car buying… Continue Reading “Quick Checklist for Buying a Family Car”

Vauxhall Crossland X Review

Crossland X

We have all seen the new Vauxhall Crossland X advert, haven’t we? With a tagline of “Raising a family and some eyebrows” the new Crossland X is family car and SUV crossover which combines space and style with a family friendly price-tag. If you haven’t, take a look: We were given the opportunity to put the Crossland X through its paces whilst on holiday in the Lake District. I am used to driving a big 7-seater car, but with Kian learning… Continue Reading “Vauxhall Crossland X Review”

Is the Volvo XC90 the perfect family car?

Volvo XC90

As a teenager my dream car was a VW Beetle and I was lucky enough to have one as my first car. Fast forward a few years, my dream car has morphed and changed into something infinitely more practical for family travel and for the last ten years or so I have been dreaming of owning a Volvo XC90, even more so after getting inside one at Carfest last summer. Why an XC90? There are lots of reasons but one of… Continue Reading “Is the Volvo XC90 the perfect family car?”

Choosing a Family Car

Strike a Pose

I used to enjoy shopping around for cars, seeing what different manufacturers could offer and seeing how well the cars drove, but since having issues with our Citroen Grand C4 Picasso I have been a lot more wary and have researched our car choices more thoroughly than I normally would. Being a family of 6 our only option is to buy a 7 seater car, but there are a couple of issues: 7 seater cars are stupidly expensive and although we looked… Continue Reading “Choosing a Family Car”