Having more than one vehicle in a family is nothing out of the ordinary. You might have 'his and hers' work vehicles. You might have a daily driver and a vehicle reserved for weekend use. In addition, as your family grows, you'll find that you begin to collect more and more cars. If you have two children, you might end up with four or five vehicles in the driveway eventually. How do you go about choosing a second vehicle, though? What makes a good option? How do you satisfy your needs without breaking the bank?
Whether you need a second car for family vacations, for work use or for your up and coming driver, it's important that you make the right decision in this area. You might also find that you need to ensure the vehicle you choose satisfies the needs of more people than just you, particularly in instances where that vehicle will be driven by several people.
We compiled as list of ten vehicles that met stringent requirements to be great 'second cars.' To make it onto our list, a car had to have some very specific qualities. What did we base our decision on? We looked at things like the total cost of ownership, the MSRP of the vehicle, as well as performance, drivability, comfort, safety and more. Most of the cars on our list are smaller and lighter, ideal for an affordable, economical second car in your household.