Wavertree Car Centre’s Top Five First Cars

Buying your first car is one of life’s most memorable moments. There is an overwhelming range of great makes and models out there to choose from, but if you are a new driver, there are a few factors you may want to take into consideration.

Statistically, drivers with little experience are more likely to be involved in an accident, which means insurance costs are sky high. You may therefore want to choose a car in one of the lowest insurance groups. Every beginner makes mistakes, so spending a large amount of money on a brand-new car may not be the best idea. At least while you are getting to grips with driving, used cars are the best option, and models that are safe and easy to drive are great for building confidence.

Ford Fiesta

Year after year, the Ford Fiesta tops the list of the UK’s best-selling cars and this is no mere coincidence. It is both fun and easy to drive, relatively cheap to run and roomy enough for passengers to ride in comfort. You can also enable safety features, such as speed restrictions and seatbelt reminders. The Fiesta is a true all-rounder which is hard to fault.

Volkswagen Polo

The Polo is a classic choice for first-time buyers, due to its exceptional build quality, fuel efficiency and reliable nature. It is slightly on the pricey side, but its high-quality interior and ability to hold its value should soften the blow.

Citroen C1

There are a number of aspects which make the Citroen C1 appealing for new drivers: it’s fun to drive, inexpensive, stylish, and appears in the lowest insurance group possible.

Toyota Aygo

Sister to the C1, the Aygo is just as enjoyable to drive and also very reasonably priced. What sets it apart is its customisable design, and signature X-shaped grille which comes in various colours.

MINI Hatchback

Just because you are new on the roads, this doesn’t mean you have to settle for less. Although MINIs are not the cheapest option, the hatchbacks make excellent upmarket first cars, with efficient engines and impressive handling abilities. They are perfect for style-conscious drivers.