What are the best cars for new drivers?

So, you spend months learning to drive and finally pass your test. Next comes choosing a car. With so many options out there, it can be a very overwhelming decision!

When deciding on your first car, you’ll need to consider how affordable the car itself is as well as how affordable it is to maintain. Here are the most popular and most suitable cars for first-time drivers.


Toyota Aygo

The Toyota Aygo has good fuel economy, reasonable insurance and minimal road tax. Used prices start at around £3k +. The design is modern, stylish and if you are buying it new, it has plenty of options in terms of personalisation. This 1.0-litre is a compact car, ideal for first time drivers, especially those who will be driving around busy areas.


Hyundai i10

With the Hyundai i10, you can choose between a 1.0 litre or a 1.2, meaning it’s cheap to tax and insure. In fact, it sits in insurance group one! With used price from £2.5k +, this car is a great option for those looking for an even more affordable option. It even (only just) sits 5 people!


Volkswagen Up

The Volkswagen Up can be found used for £1k + and is in insurance group one, meaning its both cheap to buy and cheap to keep on the road. It’s easy to park with its tiny turning circle, making it ideal for city driving.


Vauxhall Adam

For those with a slightly higher budget of £5k +, the Vauxhall Adam is another eye-catching alternative. However, when buying it used, it can often be hard to find a design you actually like, since it is so customisable. It’s not as cheap as other cars to run either, however if you like the design this could be the option for you.