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The best cars for retirement
Retirement is likely to change your lifestyle substantially, so it’s important to have the right car. Whether you want to drive a luxury vehicle to your holiday home, or just want a reliable car to ferry your grandkids, retirement might be the perfect time to upgrade your vehicle.
Reliable cars for retirees
The Toyota Camry has long been a reliable and affordable choice for retirees. Known for its low fuel consumption and dependability, the Camry is a great option for budget-conscious retirees.
Newer, hybrid models are also packed with safety features that may help you feel more at ease on the road. From pedestrian detection to excellent visibility levels, a Camry might be a reassuring choice for your retirement years.
Compact cars for retirees
Looking for a compact vehicle to help you navigate daunting city traffic? The Suzuki Swift could be what you’re searching for.
The Swift is packed full of safety features like parking sensors and a brake assistant system, to help you feel more confident. The nifty car also has knee airbags, which is appreciated by many retirees looking for additional safety.
Off-road cars for retirees
If you’ve got road trips and adventure-packed weekends with the grandkids planned, you may want to consider upsizing.
The Kia Sorento Sport is competent off-road, but also perfect for suburban life. Further comfort and peace of mind is offered by the car’s driver fatigue detection and two-way lumbar support.
Luxury cars for retirees
Retirement can be the perfect time to live out the dream of owning a luxury car, and the BMW X5 is a timeless choice.
The car’s innovative features help you drive with ease. The Emergency Stop Assistant detects if a driver loses consciousness, which can be worthwhile if you have particular medical concerns. The birds’ eye view offered by the car’s TopView functionality also takes the stress out of manoeuvring if you don’t drive as often as you used to.
Convenient cars for retirees
You might find that retirement calls for downsizing in different areas of your life. The Mazda 2 is a compact option that offers plenty of boot space for your golf clubs, fishing rods and more.
Its impressive fuel economy also helps you keep costs down, while the whiplash-minimising front seats can protect you in the event of an accident.
Get on top of your car insurance
Your car usage and needs may change in retirement, so it’s important to make sure you have the most suitable car insurance for you.
If you still have Compulsory Third Party (CTP) cover, also called Green Slip in NSW and MAI in the ACT, you might want to consider our Comprehensive Car Insurance. Comprehensive Car Insurance provides cover for accidental loss or damage to your car caused by incidents such as hail, fire, theft and collision. Optional roadside assist is also available, and an Apia Drive Less Pay Less® discount may apply to your premium if you travel under 20,000km a year^.
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^Drive Less Pay Less discount does not apply to optional covers Apia Roadside Assist and Windscreen and window glass cover.
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