The best first cars for new drivers

Buying your first car or a first car for your child? This is a major decision to make and not just because it is a lot of money to spend.

As a new driver, you need a car that will help you to settle into driving and be a car that is also cheap to buy and run. So, what are a few of the best cars for new drivers? Read on for a few ideas.

Vauxhall Corsa

The Vauxhall Corsa is a UK classic and one of the most common sightings on the roads. This is for good reason as it is a vehicle that is famous for its reliability, plus it is also a car that can be cheap to both buy and run. The Corsa is easy to drive, so new motorists should feel confident and safe behind the wheel.

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is consistently the best-selling car in the UK and this is for good reason. The supermini is well-suited to all kinds of motorists, including new drivers because it has low running costs, it is easy to drive and it is cheap to insure.

Additionally, the fact that it is the best selling car in the UK means that it is usually easy to find in the second-hand car market and you can find Ford Fiesta tyres and other parts with ease. 

Seat Ibiza

The Seat Ibiza has emerged as a popular car amongst young and new drivers in recent years. This is partly because it is an attractive vehicle with a nicer interior, but also because it is a car that is well-equipped when it comes to safety with hill-hold assist and emergency braking. It can also be more affordable to buy than other models from big manufacturers. 

Volkswagen Polo

The Polo from Volkswagen is another UK favourite that is always amongst the top-selling vehicles each year. With this brand, you know that you are getting great build quality and reliability which is key for new drivers. They are also easy to drive and it is never too hard to source parts.

Nissan Micra

A lot has changed about the Nissan Micra over the years, but the reliability of the vehicle stays the same so it is a good choice for new drivers. Although a small hatchback, it has a decent amount of space inside and is considered a great all-rounder. 

These are a few of the best vehicles for new drivers that should help you to settle into driving and feel confident behind the wheel. As a new motorist, it is vital that you have a vehicle that is right for you and will help you to enjoy driving.  

Photo by Emerson Peters