Best cars for young drivers
It's time to buy your first car. You're young and keen to buy something that's fun, easy to drive and above all, it needs to be safe.
Getting your first car is a significant landmark in your life, much like your first day at school or becoming a teenager. It’s so important, that it’s often found to be an online security question – “what’s the first car you owned?”. It’s something you’ll always remember.
The moment you pass your test, it’s hopefully going to be the first thing you do – buy a car. Unfortunately, purchasing and running a car is always expensive and may involve help from your parents or other relatives. Its therefore, really important to make your money go as far as possible. With that in mind, you’ll be thinking of economy, insurance and running costs.
One of the major benefits of buying or leasing a new car is the warrant that’s provided from new. With a new car, there’s also less change of any mechanical or software issues.
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We’ve looked at cars that are small, manageable and easy to manoeuvre. In addition, we have chosen cars that have a reasonable level of luxury and a high safety factor.
One of the biggest factors affecting a new driver is the astronomical price of insurance. Some of our lease deals can include insurance and maintenance if you’re over 21. This can be a brilliant and a cost-effective way to acquire your first car and, in our opinion, is definitely worth considering.
If, as a new driver, you can avoid any insurance claims and have one year of trouble-free driving, you will get your 1st years “no claims bonus” that will outlay the second year. Leasing with insurance is fixed up to five years and there is no differentiation for age, so long as you have held a license for 12 months and have no more than 6 penalty points.
Another way of reducing your insurance premium is to install an insurance company approved black box. The device analyses your driving style and performance using the car’s internal systems. When the insurance company reviews the black box, you premium may be reduced further if you have a good score.
We at Car Leasing always suggest opting for a petrol engine. The chances are, you’re only driving 10,000 miles per year. Having a diesel means there is always a risk of having problems with the digital particle filter.
When choosing a car, try opting for one that has a stop/start facility as this does help save fuel and the overall running costs.
With all that in mind, we’ve collected below what we believe are the top 10 cars that are suitable for a new driver or young person.