Types of Cars and Vehicles
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to be in the market for (something) – to be shopping for something; to be considering all the types of something that are available for sale, deciding which one to buy * How long have you been in the market for a new computer?
truck – a large vehicle used to carry many things, not just people, usually with an open area in the back to carry large items * Some people who live in rural areas like to have a truck so that they can carry farm goods.
just about – almost; approximately * Mariah likes just about every type of dessert: cake, pie, cookies, ice cream, candy, pudding, pastries, and more!
vehicle – a large machine with an engine that is used to carry people and things from one place to another * The bus company just bought 20 new vehicles to provide more frequent transportation service within the city.
compact – a small-sized car * Many people choose the Toyota Yaris, Honda Civic, or other compact cars because they have better gas mileage than larger cars do.
mid-size cars – a medium-sized car, not too small and not too big * With four people and a baby going on vacation, we’ll need to rent a mid-sized car to fit everyone comfortably.
sedan – a four-door car with room for at least four passengers * When James got married and became a father, he had to sell his motorcycle and buy a sedan instead.
coupe – a sports car; a small car with only two doors * It’s difficult to put children into the rear seat of a coupe, so most families prefer to have a larger car.
hatchback – a car that offers a lot of storage space in the back, with a back door that opens from bottom to top * Do you think my bike will fit in your hatchback?