So, you've just passed your test, congratulations! Now it’s time to be let loose on the road in your very own car. We’re here to help you learn what makes a great first car including the must-have features and the top 10 cars to choose from.
Probably the most important factor when buying your first car is insurance. Whatever car you want, you have to check that you’re able to get insured on it and for a reasonable cost at that. Insurance for first-time drivers is becoming more expensive, with the average price for young driver insurance increasing. Smaller cars (or Insurance Group 1 vehicles) are a good starting point and those with smaller engines and low running costs are usually cheaper to insure.
But what do these cars need inside them, to make them the ultimate first car?
Let’s be honest, you can’t wait to get out on the road and show off your new set of wheels to your mates and family. You may be looking forward to blasting out the tunes on your next road trip, so you may want to keep an eye out for Bluetooth, USB or Aux inputs. A charging point may be a good shout for keeping the phone topped up too!
But let’s get into the more important technical features for first-time drivers. Most cars now have the technology to tell us when to change gear and show us how much fuel we’re using on average. We can also be told when it’s time to fill up the car, which is very helpful when driving a lot.
Now you know what to look out for, it’s time to start looking around! Our gurus have put together the top 10 vehicles for first-time drivers so have a look for yourself.