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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Owning an SUV

Pros and Cons of Owning an SUV
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In this article we have summarized the SUV pros and cons, Sport Utility Vehicles are one of the most common types of vehicles, should you buy an SUV?

This article will help you in weighing the advantages and disadvantages of owning an SUV



Multi-purpose– SUVs are usually designed with powerful engines, making them possible to use in ways a sedan cannot be used.

High cost of usage: They usually consume more fuel when compared to other vehicles, due to the heavy nature of their engines.

Good clearance: The spacious nature of SUVs,s makes them family-friendly vehicles. It can accommodate more pieces of stuff in the booth compared to sedans.

High cost of initial investment: 

Prices of SUV has continued to skyrocket especially nowadays. 

Handling: SUVs behave a little bit like off-road vehicles, they are daring and can go past slippery or wet roads.

Environmental issues: because of their high fuel consumption, SUVs usually emit more carbon (iv) oxide into the atmosphere.

A wider range of view: compared to the sedan an SUV driver can also have a good range of view from the windshield, making it possible to spot potholes and anything they ought to avoid.

Meandering Issues: Due to the bulky nature of SUVs it’s usually difficult to park them in small spaces, or meander them through small passages.

Good Second-hand value: SUVs have good resell values, and have helped many used car dealerships to boost their revenue.

Cost of maintenance: There is generally a high cost of maintaining any vehicle, due to the embargo on-chip exportation, but the bulky weight of the SUV makes its parts even more expensive than the sedans.

How can I check the history of my SUV

If you are buying a used SUV, make no mistake you need to check the history of the SUV as failure to do so can lead to serious buyer remorse and will cost you more in the long run?

You can check the history of your SUV by running a VIN check with Detailed Vehicle History, as they are providers of top-notch vehicle history report that is quite detailed against what is obtainable elsewhere in the industry.

Can I obtain a window sticker for my SUV?

Yes, you can obtain the OEM windows sticker for all manufacturers and models of your SUV car.

Detailed Vehicle History, offers you a reproduction of the Monroney stickers of your vehicle.

How can I check the Mileage of my SUV?

You can check the mileage of your SUV by simply looking at the dashboard, the mileage value is usually displayed just below the speedometer.

The mileage can help you estimate how frequently a car has been used, in past, we have shown that the odometer readings can be altered, and have also educated our audience on how to spot a car with a reversed mileage.

If you have a family, the versatility and rugged nature of SUVs will be of great benefit to you, on the other hand, if you are a commuter a sedan will be more applicable to serve your needs.

Hence, the circumstances and the cost may be a determining factors that will influence your decision on whether to buy or not to buy an SUV.


This is not a piece of investment advice, the opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not represent that of Detailed Vehicle History.

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