first car: should it be a small car or you can go for a bigger one?

car - I would like to go for a bigger car but my father feels that I should go for a smaller one to start with.
India
July 21, 2008 10:09am CST
I have recently passed all the driving tests that my father wanted me to go through before he allows me to have a car to my own disposal. After I did that He asked me whether I would like to have a small car to start with or a big one. He said he personally would like it to be a small car even though I have passed all the tests. I don't feel like having a small car, I want a really big one. It's just that my father have said so I was just a touch confused. Should the first car a small car or we can go for a bigger one?
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
21 Jul 08
My SO had the same option given Her by Her Mother,who wanted Her to have a Larger car,believing She would have a better chance of survival in a Crash situation with a large car.That's why they invented the Hummer.. The choice is Yours..You can pay more to tax,insure,service and run a large car,or have a smaller car with reduced costs..Small cars have to pass Road Safety legislation too! A larger car will be more comfortable on long journeys,a smaller one easier to park and drive around town.Choose one that will suit your needs best..good luck with your Driving,and always remember getting your license is where your road learning STARTS!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
25 Jul 08
Thanks for Best Response!
• India
21 Aug 08
i think that depends on you................. if u like to drive a large car then u must purchase a large car........... accroding to me you must purchase a small car becoz of flexibility and its size.....
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@tarachand (3895)
• India
21 Jul 08
I suggest that if a car is not a must, then invest the money and use the returns to travel by a cab or public transport. If you can't do without a car, then I suggest that you buy a small car, maybe a dual fuel car so that your fuel bills are limited and you are doing a lot of good for the planet. Big cars are generally gas guzzlers and cost more than a small car - to buy, to run, to maintain. Small cars are easily maneuverable and require a smaller place to park, hence finding parking is easier, also, they are a lot more cozier. No offense intended
• United States
21 Jul 08
It would not be smart to get a big one with the price of gas... You will cost yourself a lot of money in the long run. A smaller car will be more affordable for you. I had no choice and had to take a big one because it was a gift, I really wish that it was smaller, the gas prices are absolutely horrible. Just go with the smaller ones and save yourself a hell of a lot more money, seriously.
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@Rewards7 (30)
• United States
23 Jul 08
A small car is always a good start, but if you get something big right away, learn to pay for gas and other expenses it can be a good learning experience. I started with a truck which I still have and know how a 90$ fill up empties out my pocket. A small car is great for the first one because #1 better gas mileage, #2 easier to park and learn parking techniques, #3 you can maneuver better in traffic. However, a downside can be less space if you need that truck for carrying things or just helping someone move.