What exactly is a city car and why are they useful?

What exactly is a city car and why are they useful?

Our city car hire service is one of our most popular offerings here at Intack Self Drive. It’s particularly useful for customers travelling to built up urban areas and major cities like Manchester, Birmingham or London, whether that be for business or leisure. If you’re considering hiring one yourself, you may find it exceptionally well suited to your circumstances. Plus, they can offer you some benefits that you might not have originally thought of!

Here at Intack Self Drive, as well as our reliable van hire and minibus hire services, we also offer an extensive range of options in our car hire offerings, including city cars. So, what exactly are city cars, and how can hiring one through us benefit you?

What is a city car?

Essentially, city cars are really practical options for those who live in (or are looking to travel within) a city. Due to their small size, you will take a bit of a hit when it comes to storage space, with the majority of city cars sporting fairly small boots, however they’re perfect for those with a busy schedule who need to nip from A to B without a fuss.

They’re ideal if you’re looking to hire transport for a city break, as public transport can sometimes be overcrowded and unreliable. Plus, even if you already own a vehicle, it might not be ideally suited to the hustle and bustle associated with narrow city roads. For example, a large saloon probably isn’t the best choice for this kind of environment due to their lengthy bodies, whereas a small city car will easily traverse the urban terrain without a problem!

Benefits of a hiring a city car

As we’ve touched on above, city cars are great for weaving through complicated city roads that are often very busy, however they can also provide you with a range of other benefits as well:

  • Cheap to run - most city cars only feature small engines and offer great millage, making them a lot cheaper to run than larger vehicles. This can be particularly handy in larger cities where congestion charges and Clean Air Zones (CAZ) like the one in Manchester are becoming increasingly common.
  • Easy to drive - as we’ve mentioned above, when it comes to navigating through crowded city centres, a city car can get you from A B with minimal stress. What’s more, you’ll find it much easier to find a parking space in a city if you’re travelling in a small car!
  • Stylish - city cars have built a reputation for being extremely stylish, making them a popular choice in European cities like Milan, and this is a trend that’s carried through to the UK. There’s one city car that sits above all the rest when it comes to style though, and you can find it right here at Intack Self Drive.

The fantastic Fiat 500

Quite simply the best of the best, the Fiat 500 is our city car of choice here at Intack Self Drive. It’s long held the title of best city car thanks to its funky and unique design and its easy drivability. When compared to the Fiat 500’s predecessors, the driving position has been immensely improved. Fiat has increased the internal width of the cabin by approximately 42mm, and increased the headroom by a further 10mm, giving the driver's space a slightly less cramped feel than that of older models.

If we’re being honest, the Fiat 500 is nothing short of a great looking city car that delivers plenty of fun with an upmarket feel, and best of all, you can rent one for as little as £14.14 per day with us!

Here at Intack Self Drive, all of our rental vehicles come with the option to rent through daily hire, or our outstanding Flexi hire service, so wherever your intended destination, we’ll have a vehicle that suits your requirements. Ready to get started? You can browse the best hire deals right here on our site, or give us a call on 01254 57811!

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