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Buying a two-seater car: the definitive pros and cons list

Is a two-seater is right for you? This article will help clear things up and help you make an informed choice on your next car!

July 31, 2021·5 min read

You might’ve recently become empty nesters. Maybe you’ve just decided it’s time to expand your personal fleet of cars and add a fun-sized set of wheels to your collection. Or perhaps it’s your very first vehicle.

However you’ve found yourself at this crossroads, you’re thinking seriously about buying yourself a two-seater. Before you do, though, it’s important to understand not just the benefits of driving around in your little pocket rocket, but also all of the negatives that come with it.

Armed with not just the pros but both the pros and cons, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision and won’t experience any of that horrible buyer’s remorse a few months down the track.

So without any further ado, let’s get into the pluses and minuses of owning a two-seater car.

The advantages of a two-seater car

Better handling: More often than not, a two-seater vehicle will deliver better handling than its four-seater counterpart. This is due to their shorter wheelbase and decreased bodyweight.

Easier to park: Due to their smaller size, a two-seater car will be a heck of a lot easier to maneuver into parking spaces and other tight spots.

Better fuel economy: Another benefit of having a lighter, smaller vehicle can be cheaper to run in terms of fuel economy (although a more high-performance two-seater will negate this point).

Say bye-bye to DD: Unless it’s just you and one mate heading out for a few frothies, because you only have the one other seat you’re not going to get picked as designated driver.

Sensational summer drives: If your two-seater is a convertible, putting the top down and going for a drive in summer is a feeling that’s tough to beat behind the wheel.

And now for the disadvantages

Minimal boot space: This one’s pretty obvious. Going with a two-seater car means you have to sacrifice a huge amount of space in the boot. Which means those trips to Ikea can be a bit of a challenge. Depending on the car, you might even struggle doing a big supermarket shop and fitting it all in.

Only room for one passenger: While this can work to your advantage at times, it can also swing the other way and become a hindrance to your plans, too. Heading off on a weekend trip with your friend/partner and pup, for example, can mean a rather tight squeeze with the three of you all sharing the cabin space.

Fuel economy: Yes, we know, we had this in the ‘advantages’ list. But if you have a high-performance car it’s going to be pretty thirsty, especially when you open it up (and let’s face it, you didn’t buy it to putter along 10km/h under the speed limit*).

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*Please remember to drive responsibly at all times and obey speed limits

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