Choosing the right first car for you
Searching for your first car is an exciting time, which is why we want to ensure you're choosing the right one for you.
We've highlighted our top recommendations for a first car below, and we've divided them into three categories to make life easier:
- City cars
The cars we've recommended are slightly different in size, with city cars being the smallest and crossovers being the largest. They all have low running costs though, meaning you can choose the best car to suit your needs.
Best city cars for first time drivers
The C1 has plenty of character, plus a peppy choice of petrol engines, making it a great fit for the city.
The Picanto is a dependable city car that's affordable to run. Plus, some used models still benefit from Kia's 7-year warranty.
We're big fans of the AYGO, which has a stylish appearance and an efficient petrol engine. It's hard to ignore Toyota reliability, too.
The up! will be cheap to run, yet will offer refinement levels that put some cars in the class above to shame.
Best superminis for first time drivers
The A1 is one of the smallest luxury cars you can buy, but it offers levels of refinement that are in the class above.
The Fiesta has been a best-seller in Britain for a while now, and that's because it's fun to drive and affordable to run.
The latest Micra is bigger than its predecessors, but its agility and spritely engines mean it's still a great choice for urban driving.
A popular choice among motorists, the Corsa offers low running costs in a well-rounded package.
Best crossovers for first time drivers
The appearance of the Juke is marmite, but the quality interior and excellent fuel economy can't be questioned.
If you want a stylish family car that has a big boot and low running costs, then we'd recommend giving the Captur a look.
A refined driving experience and low running costs make the Arona a practical choice worth considering.
Thanks to a generous equipment list, the Mokka represents great value for money while offering affordable running costs.
Our Personal Advisors are here to help you
Choosing the right car for your needs can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn't need to be.
If you haven't found the right car for you on our website, then please feel free to visit one of our CarStore Centres. A Personal Advisor will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and then make a recommendation that they think is right for you.
Alternatively, you can browse our used cars to see if there are any cars that you like the look of.