As you’ll know if you’ve taken even a passing glance at our online car auctions here at RAW2K, they’re a great place to find a bargain. We cater to several types of customer, including professional mechanics and dealers, first-time buyers, and experienced drivers alike. And as far as experienced drivers are concerned, commuter vehicles are often their top priority (along with finding a decent family car). If that’s the reason you’re browsing our online car auctions at RAW2K, we’re happy to say you won’t be spoiled for choice!
We refresh our online car auctions on a daily and weekly basis, so it’s worth checking back often if you’re looking for something specific. In the meantime, here are some of particularly versatile models many of our customers prefer for long-haul commutes.
We’ll start with a familiar name - the ever-recognisable Volkswagen Golf. A favourite of first-time drivers everywhere, it’s a famously economical car that excels as a city runaround, but it certainly proves its mettle as a commuter vehicle too. Easily capable of 70mpg, its economical engines means that the petrol costs don’t stack up too much over long distances, which is welcome news if you’re trying to save your fuel money. You don’t have to buy brand new, either. There are plenty of used models that feature Bluetooth and cruise control technology, for that extra touch of convenience while you’re out on the road.
Another popular model from a world-class manufacturer, the Ford Mondeo has endeared itself to UK drivers with its effortlessly smooth ride, courtesy of its finely-honed suspension system. The interior matches up to expectations, too, being both spacious and comfortable, and often packed with a healthy range of in-car technology and entertainment. As well as providing a pleasant ride for the driver and passengers, it’s got a decent amount of storage space as well - 541 litres, in fact. Depending on the model in question, this can sometimes be increased to about 1605 litres.
Plus, if you’re in the market for a used Ford Mondeo, you can sometimes take advantage of a small extra bonus - certain models have some pretty low tax rates associated, sometimes as little as £30. And once you’ve had all the major repairs done (if it requires any at all), it very much looks the part - equally serviceable as a family vehicle or a car for a long-term solo commute.
The Vauxhall Insignia is another well-balanced vehicle that won’t break the bank, which is an extra bonus if you’re already saving hundreds by buying one from our very own online car auctions right here at RAW2K. If you find yourself making regular trips with a fair amount of luggage, it’ll be welcome news to learn that the Insignia hosts 530 litres of luggage capacity. What’s more, if you lower the back seats you can almost triple this figure to 1,470 litres, making it a brilliant long-haul vehicle for ferrying moderate loads for long distances.
Driver comfort isn’t a secondary concern either. Cruise control and automatic lights are common features, so much so that they’re even often seen in the salvage cars and used vehicles that we stock right here at RAW2K. What’s more, the low suspension serves it well on the motorway, taking the brunt of any potholes or bumps in the road.
Mercedes E Class
Over the many decades since its inception, Mercedes has built its brand on an image of prestigiousness and cutting-edge technology. The Mercedes E Class is a perfect encapsulation of that, comfortably living up to the brand’s storied reputation. Even better, it’s such a popular model that it’s not particularly difficult to find on the used car market, with its crafted good looks distinguishing it immediately from other salvage cars.
One of the reasons it’s so popular amongst drivers is the careful balance of driver comfort and in-car technology, and trust us when we say it can (literally) go the distance, too. Like the Mondeo, its suspension system has been finely engineered to a sophisticated degree, preserving driver comfort on all but the harshest of road surfaces. Cruise control and heated seats are more driver favourites, and can help keep families comfortable on long-distance drives, too. Eagle-eyed, climate-conscious buyers can even sometimes spot hybrid models amongst online car auctions, too.
Whether your attention has been captured by any of the models above, or you’re in the mood for something a little different, you’re sure to find it right here at RAW2K. We stock a huge range of models from a wide variety of manufacturers - in addition to the ones listed above, we also have cars from Renault, Audi and Citroen. Why not take a look through our stock, and see what you can find?