What's the best first car for a tall teenager?

My teenage grandson is about to take his practical test and when he passes we will be looking for a suitable car for a 6’4” tall person that is also suitable for a newly-qualified driver, given the potentially expensive insurance costs. What would you suggest?

Asked on 21 March 2023 by Roy Millington

Answered by David Ross
Given your son will be a newly-qualified driver, choosing a small hatchback is going to be the best way of keeping insurance costs as low as possible. Thankfully there are several modern small cars that also offer good interior space. We'd suggest either the Kia Picanto or Hyundai i10, both of which go as low as Group 3 insurance. They also benefit from a relatively tall body shape which means excellent head and legroom.
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