Buying your first car is an incredibly exciting process, but you will also need to make sure that you take your time to find the right vehicle as it is a lot of money to spend and you will need to find a car that you are happy with and ticks all of the boxes.
The exact car that you buy will depend on your budget, circumstances and preference, but typically it will be something small that is not particularly powerful. This will mean that it is easy to drive but also make it more affordable to both buy and run. Here are a few of your best options.
The Ford Fiesta has been the UK’s best-selling car for a number of years and this is for good reason. This is a particularly good option for new drivers because it is small, cheap to run, easy to drive and highly reliable. Additionally, as the best-selling vehicle it should be easy enough to find a suitable model in the used car market and for an affordable price.
The Picanto from Kia is another good option for new drivers and is popular with younger motorists due to its sporty looks. It is not just a great looking small car, though, as the Picanto is also cheap to run, it has 5 doors and comes with a 7-year warranty. It is also a car which is easy and enjoyable to drive, so those that have only just got their license should feel confident behind the wheel.
The Skoda Fabia is cheap to both buy and run but it is also highly practical with a range of economical engines to choose from. The supermini is a smart choice for any new motorist with a sleek style, comfortable interior and a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating. If you shop in the used car market, remember to arrange an extended warranty from somewhere like ALA if the manufacturer warranty has expired for financial protection.
These are three excellent cars for new drivers and any would be a smart purchase for someone that has just got their license. It is a major decision and a lot of money to spend, so you should always view the car in person and take it for a test drive before making a decision. You will also need to factor in the running costs, but these three vehicles are all affordable to both buy and run so they are good options to consider.