The Top 10 Cars for First Time Drivers
Times are tough, especially for first time drivers, so it makes sense to keep things sensible for your first motor. If you’re in the market for your first car, take a look through this list and remember that buying the car is just the beginning, because running is ridiculously expensive, too.
If you’re on a tight budget but you want something that’ll get you from A-to-B with little fuss, the KA is the ideal partner. Low tax, insurance and fuel costs couple with the car’s small dimensions and simple design to provide you with the motoring low-cost supermarket.
They should have called it the Aldi.
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Low running costs and decent space inside means that any teenager will be satisfied taking their mates to the pictures or just sitting proudly on McDonald’s car park.
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The original MK1 Focus was a revolution in the hatchback market; it really did change the game, and even the older ones are reliable and cheap to run.
Just avoid the sporty ST versions for now.
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KIA offers an amazing 7 year warranty with the Cee’d – if bought brand new – so you can be left with years of worry-free motoring.
Couple that with the fact it’s a damn fine car and you’d be daft to not at least consider the Cee’d.
You can pick up a 2007 Swift for bargain prices these days and any first time driver would be proud to own such a car. Even the basic models look the business and they’re all super cheap to run.
It’s extremely reliable, too, so if you can stretch to a Polo, why not go for one?
It’s quirky, clever and quite nice, actually.
They may not blow you away inside with leather and wood, but they’re cheap to run, insurance and tax, which is all that matters when you’re 17 and skint.
Just make sure you check the car thoroughly before you buy.
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Insurance for New Car Drivers
A new car driver from Manchester, who is 27 years old, was quoted £1.2 MILLION to insure a ten-year-old Corsa worth just £1,400
It is even more shocked that it was suggested he could pay in instalments if he could not afford the total upfront – with a first payment of £233,000 followed by 10 months at £104,000 per month.
See our selection of the major UK insurers we work with who will help you find the most competitive insurance for your first car.