You’ve done it! You’ve driven your test, you’ve been handed that much sought-after pass certificate and you’re ready to hit the road and take on the world – but first, you need a car.
With a multitude of different prices and models available on the market today, it has never been easier to find your perfect first vehicle, whether it’s to pop to the shops or head to work every morning.
However, the volume of the industry can leave buyers confused and so here, we’re taking a closer look at the top five cars for a first-time buyer!
If ever there was an ideal car for a first-time buyer, the Ford Fiesta would top most lists. Not only is it economical, but it has plenty of space for its price to ensure that you and your passengers are comfortable for your journey regardless of how long or short it may be. With a multitude of different colours and features to choose from, getting your hands on a Ford Fiesta is more than a little exciting.
Additionally, because this vehicle is highly economical, you can save money even after making your initial purchase! It is also relatively cheap to insure, which is undoubtedly beneficial to new drivers.
Alfa Romeo Mito
This small but powerful car is the perfect combination of modern technology and engineering, all wrapped up into a perfect first car. Within its relatively affordable price tag (for an Alfa Romeo!) and very economical engine, you can rest assured that you are buying a reliable car that will last you a very long time.
Alfa Romeo even has their own unique driving feature known as D.N.A, putting the fun back into driving. With D.N.A standing for dynamic, natural and all weather you can be sure that your car will adapt to every condition thrown at it the same way that you do, making for a safe and unique driving experience no matter the time span that you have been driving. Alfa Romeo and their unique designs make for the perfect car and with plenty of boot space, there is enough for you to store your shopping bags, overnight bag or even your gym stuff, making it perfect for you no matter the intended use.
One of the most popular cars on this list, the Volkswagen Up! is the ideal car for those that are looking to travel long distances without having to stop. It not only has space for passengers, but it also has boot space for all of your shopping, a gym bag, study guides and even a couple of suitcases.
Although it is a small car, it is very spacious on the inside, making it very comfortable to drive and sit in as a passenger. In addition, due to its size, it’s easy to manoeuvre, whether you are looking to do a turn in the road or *gulp* reverse parking! For those who might still be a little shaky with parking, this is truly perfect to help you find your feet on the road.
The Renault Clio in all of its different alterations is one of the very best for first-time buyers. With a clever design that incorporates classic driving along with technology to provide a smooth ride, this is a car that will benefit even the most experienced of drivers.
With 56.4 mpg, this car is very economical and will cost very little to run. However, the manual cars within this range tend to be significantly cheaper so automatic drivers may need to set aside a little more to get their hands on this model.
As one of the most popular cars in the UK, the Vauxhall Corsa is the perfect choice for those that are on a budget. With Vauxhall’s reliable engines and fuel economy, you can be sure that you are making a good choice when purchasing this car. Additionally, the insurance is much cheaper compared to other vehicles on the market, making it perfect for those that do not have an abundance of disposable income.
Each of the cars that are featured on this list are perfect for first-time buyers. With incredible fuel economy and smaller designs, they make the perfect choice for those that have just passed their test and are still trying to find their road confidence.
As some of the most economical cars on the market today, as well as some of the most spacious for the cost, you can be sure that you are getting the very best that money can buy. Which will you choose?