Embracing Your New-Found Freedom: The Best Cars For New Drivers
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of pulling over, turning the engine off and being told by your examiner that you’ve passed your driving test – with that piece of paper comes a whole new sense of freedom.
If you’ve recently passed and you’re now looking for your first car, there’s a whole host of incredible options to choose from. You may have grand plans to sit behind the wheel of an FI car, a brand new Porsche or an Aston Martin one day however it’s wise to start with something a little more sensible and economical.
Here are some of the best first cars on the market.
VW Golf & Polo
The VW Polo is a compact hatchback which offers a smooth drive and the chance to add custom trims for a sporty edge.
Volkswagen has a reputation for reliability, and Polos tend to hold their value well if you’re thinking of buying and selling on at a later date.
The new models are sleek and streamlined, and you can choose from a range of engine sizes and specifications. Go for a basic 1.0 model for a great, budget-friendly first car or ramp up the style and speed with a GTI 2.0 model.
The Vauxhall Corsa is one of the most popular choices for first-time drivers. Corsas are nifty, they’re more affordable than other small cars, and they come with a raft of added extras.
Vauxhall Corsa personal contract hire is an excellent option for those looking to spread the cost of buying a car, and you can choose from standard models or high-tech versions with touchscreen infotainment systems and park assist.
For new drivers, features like a rearview camera come in really handy as you hone your parking skills and get used to life without an instructor.
The Seat Ibiza is a first car that offers style and substance.
The FR version is sporty with a double exhaust, and touchscreen infotainment systems come as standard. The Ibiza is modern and cool, but it also performs well in safety tests, and it has plenty of space in the back for friends and family.
The Ibiza is similar in design to the Audi A1 and the VW Polo, but it’s more affordable, and insurance costs are also likely to be slightly lower.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive, compact run-around that is easy to squeeze into small spaces, look no further than the Toyota Aygo!
One of the most popular mini cars on the market, the Aygo is ideal for those who have a short commute and town and city dwellers.
This is a car that does 50 mpg, and it’s one of the cheapest options to buy or rent through contract hire.
So, if you’ve just passed your test then there’s no doubt that you can’t wait to get out onto the roads and embrace your new-found freedom.
Everybody remembers their first car fondly. If you’re looking for a new car, hopefully, this guide has given you some inspiration.
Collaborative post on The Formula 1 Girl 🙂