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What's the best car for a new driver?

My daughter has recently passed her driving test and I would like some advice on the best first car for a young driver. My maximum budget is £5000. The car will be primarily used for travelling to and from work on country/town roads. Would you recommend going for car insurance that insist on black boxes being installed.

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Finding an insurance company that doesn't insist on black boxes for young drivers might be difficult and costly. In terms of the car, we'd recommend a Ford Fiesta with the 1.25-litre petrol engine. It's a very reliable engine and not very powerful, so insurance shouldn't be too expensive. There are loads about which helps with finding a good one, too.
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