What's the best car for a new driver?

My grandson,17,has just passed his driving test and is looking for a first car. Can you advise on which models to choose based on reliability and insurance costs? His maximum budget is £5-6K.

Asked on 20 December 2023 by Mr. Flostie

Answered by Andrew Brady
A Hyundai i10 or Kia Picanto with the frugal 1.0-litre petrol engine would be a good choice. It's also worth looking at slightly bigger cars like the Hyundai i20 - sometimes they're cheaper to insure, so get some insurance quotes first. We'd also recommend a Toyota Aygo.
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