Buying my first car- what would you recommend?

I am an 18 year old girl and I'm looking to buy my first car. I work full time and will mainly be using the car to get to and from work. I have a budget of around £5000 pounds and I would ideally like a car with low insurance, reliable and would suit a first time driver. What would you recommend?

Asked on 8 January 2013 by KateG

Answered by Honest John
Citroen C1, Peugeot 107, Toyota Aygo. From 2012 they were free tax (under 100g/km CO2) and £5k should buy a used 2012/61 base model.
Dear Honest John,

Please help me choose my next car. I would like it to have:
    Select a few terms below
Similar questions
What is the most appropriate car for a 17/18 yr old girl, hoping to go university next year. Test already passed and likely to really need a car. Parents and/or grandparents have to stump up. Many people...
Buying a small used car for an 18year old boy - looking for something that is low insurance group and low tax and a diesel engine?
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...
Related models
Cheap to run. Group 1 insurance. 60mpg. handles well. Low list prices. Good Euro NCAP score. 2012 model emits just 99g/km CO2.
Cheap to run. Economical and perky 1.0-litre engine. Fun to drive. Decent cabin room. Ideal first car. 2012 model emits 99g/km CO2.
Low road tax and insurance. Averages a claimed 60mpg. Cheap to run and drives decently. 99g/km CO2 from 2012.

Value my car

Save £75 on Warranty using code HJ75

with MotorEasy

Get a warranty quote

Save 12% on GAP Insurance

Use HJ21 to save on an ALA policy

See offer