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I am looking for a second hand car up to £4k for my 19 yr old son. It's between a Fiesta and MINI One. I have seen several 2010 MINI Ones with reasonable mileage cheaper than same year/higher mileage Fiestas....
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.
What is a good (cheap to run, low insurance) small car for a newly qualified driver? They are 6' 5" tall and our First 500 is a bit tight for them!
My son is looking for his first car, preferably a tourer/estate for going camping with all his gear. He has a budget of up to £8000. Which cars might suit him best?
Our daughter turns seventeen next month and driving lessons are booked. The family car is an automatic. With a budget of between £5000-£6000, what would you recommend we focus our attention on for her...
My daughter has decided to buy a car. She lives in a seaside town where parking is at a premium. She needs a car that is small reliable and can get her about her town and about Cornwall where she lives....
What should we look out for when buying a 2011 Kia Picanto (60k miles, £2995, two owners) for an 18 year old's first car? Seller has already said that it just failed MoT due to a spring which is being...
I am finally looking to buy my first car (having been driving my mothers for about 10ish months). I am particularly interested in the Peugeot 107 (or Citroen C1, Toyota Aygo.... all the same really). I...
Can you suggest make and model for a first car for a newly qualified 18 year old driver? Low cost please, including insurance (say less than £5k).
My grandson's family are considering purchasing a car for a 17 year old, the budget is £6000 to £8000. Which car would you recommend and suggest they look at for his first car?

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