What's the best first car for me?

I recently passed my driving test at the age of 28. I am looking for my first car. I have no knowledge of cars. My car use is mostly city driving with very few long trips. I want a five door, manual and preferably 1.2 engine .I don't want to spend a lot as this is my first car. So far I have tried Toyota Yaris and Ford Fiesta. Can you suggest me something, please?

Asked on 3 September 2019 by Ali Usman

Answered by Andrew Brady
Thanks for your question. I wouldn't concentrate too much on searching for a car with a 1.2 engine - actual engine capacity has little to do with performance or running costs these days, with small-capacity turbocharged petrols becoming the norm (e.g. many small cars are now powered with very capable 1.0-litre turbo engines). Having said that, a Ford Fiesta would be a good choice with the 1.25-litre petrol as this is more reliable than the EcoBoost engines. A Toyota Yaris would be another reliable choice, as would the Suzuki Swift. Also look at the Hyundai i20.
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