Passing a driving test is a significant rite of passage for youngsters, signalling an end to reliance on public transport or the parental taxi service.
Choosing a car for a young driver though can be tricky. There are many modern, reliable options that are cheap to run, the biggest cost for a young driver will always be insurance https://www.telegraph.co.uk/insurance/car/average-cost-to-get-a-young-driver-on-the-road-5000/, so it’s important to look at the insurance group.
1 Ford Ka
The Ka has been around for a long time. It’s basic but that’s reflected in its low price and low running costs and an insurance rating of group one or two for most models. It’s compact and easy to park.
2 Citroen C1/Peugeot 107/Toyota Aygo
These three cars are all built on the same platform, so they share the same qualities of being easy to drive and park, and cheap to run. Though they are all the same under the skin there are differences in specification and looks, so your choice may come down to whether you like the traditional look of the Peugeot or the funkier Citroen or Toyota. There are plenty of used examples on the market so take advantage of the dealer’s motor trade insurance quotemetoday.co.uk to test more than one make and model.
3 Hyundai i10
The i10 is affordable and well equipped. It also has the peace of mind of a five-year warranty and a tough chain-cam engine. 1.0-litre models are capable of delivering over 60 mpg. The long warranty …