When it comes to cars, it's a good idea to match them to your needs so you can get the most mileage out of your investment. But, which type of car matches your specific needs? There are various categories of cars which are distinguished by body configuration, size, utility and aesthetics. They include sedans, convertibles, hatchbacks, station wagons, coupes and hybrids. It's a good idea to get a working knowledge of these types of cars before making a major purchase. Below is a brief description of what some of these categories of cars have to offer drivers and passengers.
Sedans, or saloon cars, as they are often called, are a relatively popular family vehicles due to their luxury, additional space for rear seat passengers and comfort. Sedans have an enclosed compartment that accommodates four seats, two in the front and two in the rear. A notable feature of sedans is that there is no partition between the rows. It also has four doors which is convenient for rear seat passengers. Some popular sedans are Honda Civic, Ford Focus and Toyota Camry.
Hatchbacks are extremely practical for shifting cargo from one place to another. The cargo space in hatchbacks is not only ample, it's also accessible from the rear through a flip-up window. Popular hatchback models include Audi S3 and Dodge Caliber.
A coupe car is an alternative version of the sedan. It has two doors instead of four and two front seats.There can also be two additional small seats at the rear, the arrangement being called two plus two.
Coupes have a hard roof inclined towards the rear and there can be cramping problems in getting into the rear seat. These types of cars are typically suitable for single adults or childless couples. A famous model of this category of car is the Bentley Continental GT coupe.
Convertibles have soft detachable roofs which can be converted from close to open positions or vice versa, as desired. Convertibles usually have two seats, but sometimes two extra seats are provided in the rear. Most convertibles are sports cars with high performance engines and superior handling features. Some popular convertibles include Ford Mustang and Chrysler Conquest.