When you’re looking for your first car, it can be tough to work out which is best. You want something stylish, modern and easy to drive, but also a car that isn’t going to cost you a fortune.
That’s why we’ve created a list of the best first cars you can buy.
The beauty of the Vauxhall Corsa is the range of styling options you have available. Everything from sensible and reserved to sports-car-like styling packs.
Whether it’s the brand-new 2020 model or previous shape, they’re both great to look at, cheap to insure and have plenty of easy-to-use tech inside. It’s no wonder they’re so popular with first-time drivers.
Another great looking car which has economy, insurance group and driving enjoyment at the forefront of its design is the Fiat 500.
Compact in size but certainly not lacking in quality, the little Italian city car has plenty going for it, such as low running costs and a wide range of customisation options.
Although it’s the cheapest in the VW range, the Up! still has all the qualities you’d expect from a Volkswagen.
Smart looking, reliable mechanics, plenty to keep you entertained inside and by belonging to insurance group 1 – the lowest there is – it’s cheap to run, too.
Sporty but not overstated, the Seat Ibiza is another extremely popular first car. A bit bigger than the likes of the 500 and Up!, there’s plenty of space for passengers and luggage.
Inside, you’re also treated to a clean, simple interior which brings with it everything you need on the road. It truly is a fantastic little car.
If you’re looking for something fun to drive while also keeping an eye on your outgoings, the Ford Fiesta is certainly one to consider.
A range of economical engines to choose from, loads of features and driving aids inside, and a superior drive to anything else in its class, the Fiesta really ticks all the boxes.
Another stylish city car which is common with first-time drivers is the Peugeot 108. Coming with a clever 1-litre engine, the 108 is both kind to the environment and your bank balance.
A really clean finish inside adds to the attraction of the French city car, in which you’ll find all the tech you could ever need.
Known for its dynamic looks and drive, the Renault Clio is a fun small hatchback to own.
Renault has vastly improved the interior of the Clio in their latest release, and with several powertrains to choose from, you can really make this car yours.
A true icon of the road, and one which is great for first-time drivers; the Mini Cooper. Plenty of styling options and customisation choices make the Mini great for young drivers.
In fact, it’s so good than the new BMW 1 Series is based on the latest Cooper; a testament to how impressive it is on the road.
If you’re looking for an eye-catching five-door city car that comes with a five-year warranty and all-new styling for 2020, the Hyundai i10 could be the one for you.
Impressive from every angle, economical and loaded with safety features, the i10 is a genuinely brilliant first car.
Another compact city-stroller to take note of is the Citroen C1. Surprisingly spacious inside, plenty of customisation options and everything you need behind the wheel, the little C1 is a great starting point.
And with a three-cylinder environmentally-friendly start-stop engine, you’ll struggle to get more for your money.
Known for its ever-lasting reliability, since Skoda has upped their design game they’ve become the all-round package.
Again, with plenty to keep you entertained inside and only falling into insurance group 2, it’s a great-looking, low-priced option.
So, there you are, a comprehensive list of great first cars to suit all your wants and needs.
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