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Roadtrippen | Cool used cars for the ultimate adventure

Europe is incredibly diverse with so many unique countries and open roads. There are many great places to get oneroadtrip to make! If you're planning an epic trip, you might be wondering what's the best car for one roadtrip. There is SO much choice here too! In this article we share our favorite 2nd hand cars with you, so that you too have an unforgettable roadtrip can be made by Europe.

Forget lease cars

Of course, you can choose to drive through Europe with your current lease car, but is that really what you want? Trust us, we know from our own experience that the type of vehicle can make a huge difference. A standard sedan or 'economy' rental car might be nice to drive, but does it feel adventurous? Absolutely not!

So consider an affordable (yet a fun or exciting!) used car for you roadtrip. Need inspiration? Below you will find a number of (type) cars that are perfect for a unique roadtrip.

Cool used cars for one roadtrip

1. The cheap convertible

The absolute number 1! I've had two convertibles and I've traveled around Europe in both cars. Driving a convertible is, in my opinion, the best way to go roadtrip to experience as intended. Driving along the coast, the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. Thinking back on it just puts a smile on my face. They were really fantastic roadtrips!

Renault Mégane CC | Cool used cars for one roadtrip
Renault Mégane CC | Roof off and enjoy the view

The space in a Convertible is of course limited, but a tent, an air mattress, two weekend bags and a cool box is enough, right? Who wouldn't want to wake up like this in the morning?

Renault Mégane CC | Cool used cars for one roadtrip
Wake up to a beautiful lake during your roadtrip
Wake up to a beautiful lake during your roadtrip
Wake up to a beautiful lake during your roadtrip
Wake up to a beautiful lake during your roadtrip

Some used convertibles to look for are:

  • Renault Megane Convertible
  • Renault Megane CC
  • Peugeot 206 CC
  • Peugeot 207 CC
  • Mazda MX-5
  • Alfa Romeo Spider
  • Ford Streetka
  • MG TF
  • Smart ForTwo Convertible
  • Opel Astra TwinTop

2. The station wagon

And in particular the Volvos! These cars are not only comfortable for long journeys, they are also perfect to act as a temporary home on wheels. Flatten the back seat, put an air mattress or air mattress in it and hoppa! You have a temporary mini-camper for a great roadtrip adventure.

A Volvo station wagon | Cool used cars for one roadtrip
A Volvo station wagon | Cool used cars for one roadtrip

Park your car somewhere on the coast, preferably directly by the sea and step into the sea in the morning after coffee. Delicious!

Some popular station wagons for one roadtrip are:

  • Volvo V60
  • Renault Clio Estate
  • Renault Megane Estate
  • Volkswagen Passat Variant
  • Skoda Octavia Estate
  • Ford Focus Wagon
  • BMW 3 Series Touring
  • Peugeot 308 Station Wagon

3. The sporty Coupé

A sporty car that cuts corners like a hot knife through butter, that is also very cool during a roadtrip. It is a bonus if this is also a convertible, of course.

Search during you roadtrip to winding mountain passes and winding coastal roads to test your driving skills. You are in no hurry of course, but a nice sporty ride in the mountains gives you roadtrip just that little bit extra!

A sporty coupé, the Mitsubishi GTO / 3000GT | Cool used cars for one roadtrip
A sporty coupé, the Mitsubishi GTO / 3000GT | Cool used cars for one roadtrip

Okay, admittedly, the above car is not that easy to find in the Netherlands. I personally traveled to England to collect this used car. But there are plenty of other cool coupes in the Netherlands that are perfect for a roadtrip.

A sporty coupé, the Mitsubishi GTO / 3000GT | Cool used cars for one roadtrip
A sporty coupé, the Mitsubishi GTO / 3000GT | Cool used cars for one roadtrip

Some cool coupes to look for are:

  • Peugeot 407 coupe
  • Alfa Romeo Brera (939D)
  • Mazda RX-8 (EC)
  • Volkswagen Scirocco R
  • BMW 1 Series Coupe (E82)
  • Peugeot RCZ-R
  • Nissan 350Z (Z33)
Sporty coupe convertible: Chevrolet Camaro Coupé Convertible
Sporty coupe convertible: Chevrolet Camaro Coupé Convertible

Finally,

Are you ready to embark on the adventure and prepare for a great roadtrip adventure through Europe? Then take a look at our roadtrip category for great routes to discover.

My personal favorites for one roadtrip? Switzerland en Croatia! One for the ultimate mountain roads, the other for beautiful coastlines.

Enjoy it!

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