Five cars that every independent woman should consider
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Hatchbacks and SUVs are not the only types of cars that appeal to females. Here are the five best cars that every independent woman should consider!

Category: Car Buying Advice

If you are a female looking to purchase an impressionable car with a high feminine appeal, read on!

From hatchbacks to a convertible, the cars listed in this article are guaranteed to be a delight and should be a fun drive too!

*The list of cars below only includes new and used PARF cars
Tesla Model 3 (2021 - 2022)
New car price: $114,455 (w/o COE)
Estimated depreciation: $18,720 - $23,250 per year

The Tesla Model 3 will certainly appeal to drivers who want a futuristic and high-tech car
Tesla is known to be the 'Apple of cars'. Tesla vehicles are filled with a ton of technology, so much that you may never fully utilise it on typical day-to-day driving.

Furthermore, with all the tech behind Tesla vehicles, it is no wonder the entry-level car - the Model 3 - is the dream or ideal car for many millennials.

The Tesla Model 3 is powered by a single electric motor with a lithium-ion battery. It has a power output of 321bhp and 420Nm, which can complete the century sprint in 6.1 seconds, thanks to its instantaneous torque. That's exceptionally fast for a non-sports/performance vehicle! Furthermore, the Model 3 has a single-charge range of 547km, which is more than ample juice for a good week.

Besides its performance capability, both the interior and exterior of the Model 3 can be summed up in three words: Sleek yet minimalistic.

The Model 3 has tons of storage capacity at both its front and rear, with a whopping 649-litres of combined boot/cargo capacity!
Suzuki Swift Sport (2012 - 2017)
Estimated depreciation: $7,970 - $14,110 per year

The latest generation model comes with a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, and can be had as either a manual or an automatic
Don't be fooled by its cute appearance. The Suzuki Swift Sport is one of the most iconic 'warm hatchbacks' in the market - it may be smaller and less powerful than hot hatchbacks (lilke the Mercedes-AMG A45 or the Toyota GR Yaris) but it's still incredibly fun to drive.

The Swift Sport is undeniably one of the more affordable 'performance' cars available, providing you with a no-frills approach to driving

The second generation Suzuki Swift Sport, known as the ZC32S, packs 134bhp and 160Nm of torque with its punchy 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine, offered in both a CVT automatic transmission and a six-speed manual transmission.

If you're into modifying your ride, the Swift Sport is also an ideal car to 'zhng' or modify due to the extensive aftermarket parts available, making it a perfect car for enthusiasts.
Mercedes-Benz GLA180 (2014 - 2020)
Estimated depreciation: $15,270 - $21,390 per year

The GLA180 balances practicality, stylishness and functionality
Undecided between a hatchback and an SUV? Well, the Mercedes-Benz GLA180 might be the perfect choice for you! This entry-level compact crossover provides a great balance between driveability, practicality, functionality, and affordability.

The GLA180 is equipped with a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, producing 129bhp and 200Nm of torque.

Although the GLA180 is far from a performance car, its dual-clutch transmission adds a tinge of sportiness to its driveability. Furthermore, along with its compact stature, the GLA180 proves to be a practical vehicle to boot, making it an ideal car for navigating around the city and for slotting into tight parking spots.

Despite its small stature, the GLA180's rear seats can accommodate three passengers - more than ample space to fetch your family and friends if required. Its boot capacity of 435 litres may seem unimpressive, but the rear seats can be knocked down to expand to a sizable 1,430 litres of space!
Mini Cooper S 3-Door (2018 - 2021)
Estimated depreciation: (Currently none listed on Sgcarmart's used car listings)

The Cooper S 3-Door is beloved for its iconic styling, go-kart handling and youthful disposition
Suppose you are looking for a sporty car with a feminine factor. In that case, you should always consider the Mini Cooper S. It has the appearance and aesthetics of the iconic Mini Cooper, with a sporty twist.

The difference comes with its enhanced performance capabilities and a sporty twin-tip exhaust instead of the regular single exhaust tip.

The third generation facelifted Mini Cooper S has a powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces 176bhp and 280Nm of torque, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to achieve quick and precise gear shifts.

Pairing its sporty performance capabilities and pint-sized frame gives the Mini Cooper S its notable 'go-kart handling' reputation. That said, the great balance between power and mobility of the Mini Cooper S makes it effortless to parallel park or overtake road-hoggers on the expressway. The only possible downsides of the compact hatchback are the lack of accessibility to the rear seats, and a small boot space of 211 litres.
Mazda MX-5 (2008 - 2015)
Estimated depreciation: $18,900 - $20,280

An alternative to the soft-top is the Mazda MX-5 RF, which has a retractable hard top and more power as well
For those seeking a fun head-turner, the Mazda MX-5, otherwise known as the 'Miata', is the car for you.

Dubbed the 'ND' generation, this MX-5 has earned numerous accolades internationally and in its home country, Japan.

The MX-5 is a perfect choice if you want a car that strikes a fine balance between style and cute. By itself, it may seem like a cute and compact convertible. However, compared to the Suzuki Swift Sport and the Mini Cooper S, the Mazda MX-5 holds its own with its aggressive demeanour.

The ever-popular Japanese roadster features a 2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G engine and a rear-wheel drive drivetrain to push out 158bhp and 200Nm of torque, guaranteeing endless fun. Furthermore, this roadster is available in both manual and automatic transmissions, offering you the liberty to choose the transmission you desire.
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