What's the best car to share with a young driver, considering reliability and insurance?

What would be the best car to buy for my 19-year-old and myself to share? Budget is around £5000 and it would only be to use on short journeys. What would be the best bet for reliability, whilst thinking about insurance premiums for a young driver? Thank you.

Asked on 5 October 2020 by Gail Rushton

Answered by Dan Powell
Toyota Yaris 1.0-litre petrol: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/toyota/yaris-and-yar.../

It's cheap to fuel and insure. What's more, being a Toyota, it has a bulletproof reputation for reliability.
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