Best £1000 car for a new driver?

What is the best car for my grandson to buy as a first car for around £1000? It must have cheap insurance, be good on fuel and reliable.

Asked on 17 December 2019 by Paul Stevens

Answered by Andrew Brady
At that price, I'd buy whatever's local, in good condition with a long MoT and being sold by a genuine private seller. A Ford Fiesta with the 1.25-litre petrol engine would be a good purchase and there are loads about, so you can be picky. Alternatively, a Toyota Yaris ought to be a reliable choice.
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