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Young Driver

All the essentials for young and new drivers

Essentials: Insurance

All you need to know about insuring your car

All you need to know about insuring you car, building up your no claims bonus and what's what in the...
A low price isn't always the best deal when it comes to insurance. Instead you need to make sure you're...
If you're a newly qualified driver, insurance is not going to be cheap. However there are ways you can...
Insuring a car is expensive - but new electric urban vehicles like the Renault Twizy could cut your premium...

Learner Driver Diaries

Meet Robyn and Charlotte. We're following them as they learn to drive. From their first lessons to ripping up their L plates

Today's lesson, rather infuriatingly, involved a lot of traffic jams and red lights.
After a quick drive in the area around the test centre it was time to put all that practice to use, and...
This lesson was at a busy time in town, which was pretty stressful!
Today I drove on some unfamiliar roads, but with my confidence improving that wasn't too off putting...
In this lesson I had to deal with various unusual situations, as well as practice on the dual carriageway....

Your first car questions

Latest questions covering everything first drivers should know

As a first time buyer, I have my eye on a 2015 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.4 TSI 125PS Ultraviolet from a BMW dealer. It's £12,500, has full Volkswagen Service...
What's the best car for a 17 year old? The budget is £1000.
My son has just passed his driving test, could you recommend a few small cars to insure? He has a budget of around £1000 for the car and I'm expecting...
I am 30 years old and passed my driving test in December. I want to get on the road as cheaply as possible for the next 12 months. The car will only be...
Is a 2003 Nissan Micra 1.2 with good service history and 133,000 miles good for a first car?

Latest News

All the latest news affecting young drivers

Jaguar Land Rover has started its latest drive to recruit apprentices, with up to 200 places on offer.
Ford has extended its free driver training programme for motorists aged 17-24. Driving Skills for Life...
A Ford sponsored survey has revealed that one in four young drivers has checked or updated their social...

Learner Road Tests

Will it make a good first car?

Quirky styling makes the easy-to-drive Ypsilon stand out, but it isn't without a few problems.
The cute, likeable, inexpensive Up is about as close to the the ideal first car you can get.
The best selling car in the UK is among the most popular in which to learn - and it's a good choice,...
The Corsa is an extremely popular with driving instructors, learners and first car buyers alike - how...
The 107 is cute, cheap to buy and cheap to run, but it lags behind the Volkswagen Up in key areas.

Tips from the expert

Advice from our resident driving instructor

Once you've passed your driving test there's still a lot to learn, Louise found out when she visited...
Our resident driving instructor dispels the common myths and misconceptions surrounding the practical...
Our expert driving instructor highlights the most common reasons learners fail their practical driving...

What's The Test Like?

Video Guidance On What To Expect In The Theory and Practical Tests



Ask Honest John

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Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93


60 monthly payments

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Representative example

The Representative APR is 13.2% (fixed) so if you borrow £7,500 over 4 years at a rate of 13.2% p.a (fixed) you will repay £199.21 per month and repay £9562.20 in total.