Kiddies car

Our 17-year-old son is learning to drive. Can you recommend a good second hand manual car with a budget of about £4k? He wants something with credibility, we want something that is as safe as possible.

Asked on 23 January 2010 by D.S., London SW15

Answered by Honest John
Citroen C1, Peugeot 107 or Toyota Aygo. Group 1 insurance and generally cheap to tax and run. 5 star NCAP safety rating for crashes with same size vehicles. When you're facing an insurance premium of £2,000 + pa he can forget about cred.
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