When you first pass your driving test, it is essential that you find the best car for your budget. No matter how much money you have to spend, there will be something suitable out there for you. All you need to do is spend some time researching online and checking the market. Remember, the more you know about your car of choice; the more chance there is of you negotiating on price. Most sellers will try to get as much money out of you as possible, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to knock them down.
A representative from the imperial car supermarket recently spent some time talking us through what he considers to be the most-suitable models. Today, we’re going to present you with a shortlist compiled from that information. It’s not always about appearances when purchasing a vehicle; performance and reliability are also important. Alongside that, you’ll need something with low road tax as your insurance is going to be pretty high for a few years.
You’ve probably seen a lot of these cars on the road over the last five or six years, and that’s because they’re economical on fuel and road tax prices are low. Also, they tend to stay in working order. That means you won’t spend the majority of your time driving to and from your local garage.
The Citroen C1 is the perfect first car for people who won’t have to carry too many passengers. While it is small, there’s a surprising amount of space inside. Prices start at just over £8,000 brand new, which means you should find decent second-hand models for less than half that amount. Just take some time to browse online, and you’ll find lots of sellers all over the country.
Again, this is a compact model that’s perfect for a first car. While it might be slightly more expensive than the Citroen C1, you get a lot more for your money. All models are fitted with driver, passenger and rear airbags as standard. So, you can relax, safe in the knowledge that everyone travelling with you will be kept safe.
The Fiesta model from Ford has been in production since the 1970s. The design has changed considerably since that time, but the appeal is still as widespread. New editions will set you back around £10,000 when purchasing from a dealer, but there are plenty of second-hand units on the private market.
Kia haven’t been producing cars for the UK market for very long, but their Kia Rio model has become very popular with new drivers over the last few years. The car comes with a 100,000 mile warranty when you buy it brand new. We’re sure you’ll agree; that’s pretty impressive. You can also get a 1.1 litre edition that is guaranteed to reduce fuel consumption significantly.
Now you know about some of the best budget cars for new drivers, you should be ready to go out and make a purchase. Just ensure you take someone along who knows a little about engines, especially if you’re visiting a private seller.
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