First car - what should I buy for my son?

My son is 17 and I've told him that I will get him a car and insure it for a year - but at a budget of £9000 all in. Assuming the insurance is about £4500 - what car would you recommend that has low insurance and group 5 star NCAP?

Asked on 5 December 2012 by DS, Chelmsford CM1 6BA

Answered by Honest John
Citroen C1, FIAT Panda 1.1 Active, Nissan Pixo, Peugeot 107, Suzuki Alto, Toyota Aygo. New: SEAT Mii, Skoda Citigo, VW Up! See the new black box telematics systems as a way to get lower insurance. At the end of this directory: www.honestjohn.co.uk/useful-websites/tax-insurance.../
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