£3,000 car for 18 year old

My 18 year old grandson passed his test last year. In April I will be buying him a small car. It needs to have low insurance, low VED and be economical to run and maintain. I don't know where to go to get the best deal or which make and model to concentrate upon. Any advice would be gratefully received My budget is about £3,000, but I could go a bit higher at a pinch.

Asked on 7 January 2012 by David Lacey

Answered by Honest John
Citroen C1, Peugeot 107, Toyota Aygo or FIAT Panda 1.1 Active. All low insurance, economical, cheap maintenance cars.
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