Four Reasons to Love Compact Cars

compact carWhether it is with a house or with a car, there has been a recent movement in the US to downsize. But why are we so drawn to these tiny homes and vehicles? Well, good things do come in small packages!

Here at PermaPlate, we love the benefits that compact vehicles can provide their drivers; here are just a few reasons why.

Fuel Economy

If you are looking for great fuel economy for your hour long (plus) drive into the office and home each day, a compact car is the way to go. According to the Ford Fiesta, Dodge Dart, Nissan Versa, Toyota Corolla and Fiat 500 can get 40 mpg on the highway.


Just because you are going small, does not mean that the manufacturers are skimping on luxury. Have you taken a look at the new Chevy Cruze lately? It has a great sporty appearance with projector beam headlamps, as well as an awesome entertainment center.


Do you love zipping down the highway? In a compact car, you will be able to maneuver down busy streets – and fit into parking spots – much better than those big, bulky trucks and SUVs. Especially in rush hour traffic.


If you are tired of paying a premium each time you go to the mechanic, you will see a significant decrease in repair and maintenance costs when driving a compact car. There is a big different between buying new tires for an SUV compared to tires for a compact car.

In our opinion, now is the perfect time to look into purchasing a compact car. With prices at the pump in constant fluctuation, why not trade in your old car for a nice compact one? Just don’t forget about your warranty and protection when choosing a new set of wheels!


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