Congratulations new driver! You recently passed your test, and the roads are yours to explore. It’s a wonderful feeling. You finally have your own independence, and you no longer have to rely on others for lifts. The only thing holding you back is a car to drive. Naturally, you’ll still have a little confidence-building to do. So, you’ve got to find a car that helps you along your way.
There are plenty of other things to consider here too. If you’ve just passed your test, you’re probably on a tight budget! You need a car that’s cheap to buy, and cheap to run. The models we’ve listed here are perfect for your tight budgets. It’s also worth considering the safety features available on new cars. As a new and young driver, you’re at a much higher risk of an accident. A host of good safety features will help give you peace of mind on the road. Without further ado, here are the best cars out there for new drivers.
The Seat Leon is one of the best hatchbacks on the road. Although many will look to the Volkswagen Golf and the Ford Fiesta, don’t discount this scrappy contender! The Leon feels big and sturdy to drive. It’s responsive and comfortable on the road too. It comes with a five-star safety rating, and a good reputation for reliability. We were lucky enough to test drive the new model from the Pentagon Group last weekend, and it’s a real treat.
If you’re looking for something a little smaller (and cheaper), the Hyundai i10 is the best microcar on the road. There’s a whole generation of these tiny city cars, but some are better than others. The i10 is the best in its class, and it excels in every category, in spite of its size. The car is designed specifically for the city streets. It’s nimble and sprightly. It will squeeze into small parking spaces, and nip into one-way streets. The bonus with the i10 is that it will even hold its own out on the motorway at high speeds.
The Ford Fiesta is the country’s most popular car. It’s also one of the best. You won’t find much better value for money anywhere else on the market. It’s practical and compact, but it also has a soul under the bonnet. It’s responsive and very comfortable to drive. It also enjoys a five-star safety rating, and Ford’s reputation for build quality. Best of all, it’s very affordable to buy and run.
Our final car is the cheapest car on the list. In fact, it’s the cheapest car on the market. That makes it perfect for young drivers on a budget. It won’t win any awards for style or speed. But, that’s not what you’re looking for here. For it’s price, it’s incredibly well built and structured. It’s safe, reliable, and practical. It’s a fantastic alternative to the major players.
If you’re a new, young driver, you can’t go wrong with these options. Which one would you choose?