Top Five Best Cars to Purchase for New Drivers

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Top Five Best Cars to Purchase for New Drivers

October 4, 2021

If you are a new driver and you are looking to purchase a new car, or you are looking for someone to “buy my car” so you can purchase a newer one, look no further as we have compiled a list of best cars for a new driver. Here are our top five best cars for new drivers in the UK.

Toyota Aygo

The compact but mighty Toyota Aygo is a great car for those who are just about to start driving on the roads. The reason why an Aygo is particularly practical for a first-time driver is that it is very small in size, it is easy to park and some models of the Toyota Aygo even come with a reversing camera; wow!

If you are a younger driver, I’m sure you are aware that the price of your insurance will be quite high at the start of your driving career. The Aygo really caters to the needs of those who do not want to shell out so much money for car insurance, as their engines are only 1litre so they are not very fast, but the slower a car, the lower the insurance is likely to be.

Vauxhall Corsa

The Vauxhall Corsa has been a firm favorite for first-time drivers for decades. The Corsa is a car that is small in size and it is very cheap to run. Vauxhall as a brand is known for being affordable, so it’s ideal for those who don’t want to spend lots of money on purchasing their first car.

However, the latest model of the Vauxhall Corsa has had a complete revamp and it now resembles a small Astra, so it is slightly bigger in size. However, the Corsa still is definitely ideal for a first-time driver. Even if you don’t get on with the Corsa later down the line, there is always the option of doing a part-exchange for another model.

Volkswagen Up

Volkswagen claims their Up is a small car with a huge personality – they are not wrong. This small car has all the sophisticated features that are included in most VW models. This car is definitely a treat for a first-time driver, as the car is comfortable and nippy on the roads.

This is the type of car that you would want to cruise around in with your friends and there is more room in the rear of the vehicle than expected. Insurance is usually low on VW Up as this model usually has relatively small engines, so this is especially ideal for a first-time driver and it should help to keep the insurance low.

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta closely rivals the Vauxhall Corsa, both of these cars have been the best-selling vehicle in the UK. The Ford Fiesta is an ideal car for a first-time driver because it is small in size, but it is not a microcar, so it is still big enough for passengers to sit comfortably in the back of the car.

The Fiesta is relatively cheap to run and there are different variations of engines that can be purchased, for example, if you want something sportier the Ford Fiesta ST would be a good choice, as it is slightly faster, but it is still rather compact in size. If you are looking for a reliable smaller car, then a Ford Fiesta really is a good choice.

Fiat 500

The Italian-made Fiat 500 has been very popular in the UK in recent years. The car is particularly popular with young females as it is rather cute and fun-looking. The Fiat 500 looks retro in its exterior and it is almost in the shape of a bubble. It also comes in a range of colors and the pastel colors look appealing.

This car is one of the smallest models of cars that we have listed and because of its size, it is very easy to park. It is likely the Fiat 500 will stay a first-time driver favorite for a very long time and we are definitely here for it!

Final Thoughts

New drivers tend to go for a smaller car with a small engine as they do not have lots of driving experience and a larger car with a large engine may seem daunting to a new driver. The cars that we have mentioned are all ideal for first-time drivers. However, each car is unique in its own way. When purchasing a car it is really down to personal preference and it is a good idea to test drive a range of cars to see which one is best for you.

It is also important to be aware as a new driver, that choosing the first car can be a difficult decision to make, as you may not know how to do background checks on the vehicle that you are about to purchase. Some companies, like Exchange My Car, offer complete guidance on purchasing a new car, from giving full HPI checks to the customer, to running checks on the dealer that is selling the vehicle.

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