Best New Cars For New Drivers
Choosing your first car is a big deal for every new driver – it’s your chance to finally experience the freedom everyone’s been telling you about. Whether you choose new or pre-owned, your car will become your baby, and it’s important that it does the job you need it for.
If you’re a commuter, you need something sturdy and reliable, if you’re a tech head, you need something to serve your passion and if you’re a car lover, it’s got to have the right spec, all the while without bankrupting you on insurance and fuel.
With so many great deals out there from carmakers, it’s easy to get a lot for your money.
Here are a few vehicles which have been noted by many as the favourites this year.
Ford Fiesta hatchback
If you’re a younger driver and your parents are a little on the wary side, the Ford Fiesta Hatchback has a great setting called MyKey, which allows them to arrange a number of settings including maximum speed, maximum stereo volume and a seatbelt reminder.
Hyundai i10 hatchback
The i10 is well equipped, it only comes with five doors and has a five-year warranty, so it’s a popular choice for many.
Volkswagen Polo hatchback
A classy small car with an upmarket feel, the Polo is designed with comfort in mind. Long motorway journeys aren’t a challenge for this car, where other small cars might falter. Drivers in their first year can also get insurance thrown in, as part of one of Volkswagen’s finance packages.
Skoda Citigo hatchback
Economical, cheap to insure and stylish, the Skoda Citigo hatchback scores highly with a lot of new drivers. It’s similar to the Volkswagen up! And SEAT Mii, but it’s the cheapest to buy.
Peugeot 208 hatchback
The French brand is synonymous with first time drivers, but the 208 is sophisticated inside and out. Peugeot’s ‘Just Add Fuel’ package sets you up for your first three years on the road, which includes road tax, servicing and insurance, but drivers under 21 may need a telematics box installed to record their driving habits.
Toyota Aygo hatchback
The Aygo stands out from the crowd when it comes to cars within its category, and is totally customisable if bought new. It’s economical, enjoyable to drive, is fairly quiet on the motorway and benefits from Toyota’s five-year or 100,000-mile warranty.
If getting your hands on a new car isn’t on the agenda, not to worry, you can soon have any ride feeling brand new with a good clean, a new set of tyres (you can get some great deals for tyres online) and by personalising it in your own way.