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What Should I Look for In a Tough, Durable Car for My Rural Lifestyle?

We want to help you understand some of the features you should look for when selecting a car or SUV that supports and compliments your rural lifestyle.

And don’t forget, we are here to help you pick and purchase the perfect tractor for your rural lifestyle when the time comes.

Time to get started.


There are many considerations you must make when you start a rural lifestyle. The car you drive is one of them.

It doesn’t matter if you are a farmer living on a farm and/or ranch full time --- or someone driving out in the country from time-to-time. Either way, you need to select a car that is right for your adventures and endeavors.

There are three main features we want to discuss.

Now before we go into them, we understand the options for cars are endless. You may want a certain color, interior fabric, special options, luxuries, and a slew of other things that are specific to the make and model you choose. Some are personal taste - having no bearing on what we are discussing for the purposes of this article. You also need to consider your budget. Those features and components are best discussed with your salesperson.

Let’s get to the three things we think are super important to begin with.

It is important to match the vehicle with the workload and the terrain.

There are some questions to consider:

  • How hilly are the roads and terrain?

  • What weather conditions do you have to drive in?

  • What is the pitch of the property?

  • Will you be driving in extreme heat or cold?

  • What are the road conditions you are driving into?

  • Does your farm have dirt roads or gravel?

  • Are you in a flood zone or an area where water pools?

  • Will your vehicle be constantly hit with rocks that fly up from the tires?

  • Will you need to deal with vast amounts of rain, snow, or ice?

  • Does the vehicle need to handle a large workload?

Answer these questions to determine what type of car can get you from A to Z with as little wear and tear as possible.


All these factors can become major repair bills.

And do not forget --- you may need to consider the proximity o