So, you’ve finally passed your driving test. That means you now have a few options: continue to pootle around in your mum’s car when she’s not using it; beg your dad to buy you a brand new vehicle (good luck with that!); or splash out a few hundred - if not, thousands of - pounds of your own hard-earned money to buy yourself your very first vehicle.
It’s an exciting time to buy your first car, but like most people, you will be on a budget. Plus, never having bought a car before, how do you know what to look for? We take a look at some of the best first cars for a range of budgets to help you make up your mind.
For those on the tightest of budgets, it’s not always easy finding a vehicle that won’t simply fall to pieces the moment you get behind the wheel. That said, look hard enough and you will find something somewhere that suits your needs. Look out for such models as:
If your coffers are a bit fuller, the range of models available to you will open up significantly. What’s more, you will also find that, aside from city hatchbacks, the styles of vehicle on offer mean you have far more choice than before.
With car finance more affordable than ever, you may be tempted to spend a bit more on your first vehicle. It pays to remember, however, that the more expensive the vehicle you buy, the more expensive your insurance premium is likely to be. As such, the following models will prove affordable.