What's the best car for a 17 year old?

What's the best car for a 17 year old? The budget is £1000.

Asked on 11 February 2017 by nigel

Answered by Honest John
For £1,000: a 1999 - 2005 Toyota Yaris 1.0-litre, or a similar age Nissan Micra K11 1.0-litre.
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