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Paws For Thought

Paws For Thought

8th June 2016

Let’s be honest… our pets rule the roost! While the dog has always been man’s best friend recently we have developed a culture of pampered pooches, mollycoddled moggies & fussed after fish.

With the rise of doggie hotels & cat strollers (yes, really) we are more concerned about the welfare of our furry friend’s than ever. In fact, in a recent study by Media found that 90% of owners took their pets out in their cars twice a week or more & that their pet was the paramount deciding factor when selecting a new car. To make things easier we at Peter Vardy have compiled the following list to help ensure wagging tails. Complete with comprehensive 1- 5   pet approval doggy rating:

#5 - The executive choice for the business class pet, Vaxuhall Insignia 

  • Large family estate ensures that family, friends & felines fit comfortably. 
  • Low ride height & three quarters opening boot allow for easy entry regardless of the pet.
  • Gigantic 540 Litres boot means you can pack in the weekly shop, your pet and all there accessories with ease.
  • Cruise Control, parking sensors & electric parking brake mean that you get to enjoy the drive just as much as your pets.


Browse available Insignia’s here

#4 - Lovers of the outdoors and prone to a bit of dirt Nissan Qashqai is tough and rugged to take you wherever the adventure leads 

  • 430 litre boot with Luggage board system allows you to raise or lower the boot to meet any pet requirement.
  • Increased ride height makes countryside walkies easier, taking away the worry of damage to your vehicle.
  • Hard wearing easy wipe interior ensures your boot stays pristine for longer.


Find available Qashqai’s on our site here.

#3 - For those always on the go Vauxhall Mokka in 3rd place is our top pick for you 

  • Compact crossover that is only marginally larger than a Corsa but benefits from raised ride height ensuring you experience the best of both SUV & hatchback vehicles.
  • Featuring cruise control, climate control, automatic headlights, rain sensing windscreen wipers & parking sensors making it a relaxing drive for all passengers.
  • Great low priced pet accessories available to spoil your best friend including pet guard and hammock.


Find available Mokka’s on our site here

#2 - Vauxhall ADAM hits the spot for the fashion conscious furry friend 

  • Perfect city car for the dog about town.
  • Fully customisable interior, designed to please even the most demanding pet.
  • Great fuel economy, low insurance group & low road tax means you have more money left over to pamper your pooch.
  • Touch-screen intellilink infotainment system lets you upload various music and sat-nav apps, with the sort of swipe functionality you’d find on a smartphone.


Find available ADAM on our site here.

#1 - In the top spot Vauxhall Zafira 

  • With 7 Seats, 29 possible seating combinations and more space than most minivans the Zafira if the hands down favourite among pet owners.
  • All the stress is taken out of travelling with its electric parking brake, parking sensors & cruise control making light of any situation.
  • Low running costs & great value for money lets you look after the bank balance, giving you more money to pamper your pets with
  • Thanks to its flex7 and the ability to fold flat its back two rows you get an impressive 1,820 litres boot space (who needs a horse box eh?)

Find available Zafira’s on our site here:

So there you have it. Our guide to the best cars to ensure you and you beloved fur baby travel in comfort and style. 

Browse all our vehicles on-line to find the perfect car to suit your pet.

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