The Best First Cars for new drivers

Welcome to BestFirstCars.co.uk – a great place to start looking for your FIRST car. Having recently passed the driving test it’s possible the new driver feels daunted by the choice of cars. We are here to help the new driver identify the best vehicle that suits their lifestyle and budget. All the cars featured here are regular entries on the “Best Cars for New Drivers” lists published each year by automobile experts such as WhatCar, The AA, Motorway and Autoexpress. Browse by BRAND of car here – with two models for each manufacturer. Click the image below to browse all the latest listings added today to the Best First Cars for new drivers.


What is the best car for a new driver?

That’s the question we get asked most – what car should a new driver buy as their first car? There are many factors that need to be considered before making a decision – some of the most common considerations are:

  • Number of Passengers – will you want to carry more than one passenger
  • Affordable Insurance – what’s the maximum insurance group you can afford
  • How many doors – most popular for a first car is a 3 door hatchback. Would you prefer a 5 door hatchback or something totally different.
  • Economy and range – how far to you intend driving each day? With that in mind is a vehicle that only does 40mpg affordable? or is an electric car with a range of just 100 miles acceptable?
  • Style – something we have to mention, a very personal view. Does the car meet your style expectations?

If you need more help please visit our best cars for new drivers guide here. This simple Top 10 First Cars has been compiled by averaging reports from the most reputable and trustworthy automobile publications and websites. It’s just our opinion and we welcome visitors to contact us with their own views, experiences and preferences on their first car.


Examples of cars listed for sale today – 27th January 2021







  • Hyundai I10 Se
    Hyundai I10 Se Posted in : Hyundai i10 cars for sale - from £3,500 Posted :

    Price : £6,995.00 Seller : cars2ltd Auction or Buy it Now : buy it now Mileage : refer to listing MOT : refer to listing Condition : Used Location : Wakefield, United Kingdom Warranty : check listing Description : Hyundai I10 Se Bids (if auction) : Ends on : 2021-02-27 11:10:57 Time Remaining : View more details


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For each model of car we have added a filter to show cars UP TO £3,499 and cars ABOVE £3,500. This value is the approximate price spent on a first car in 2020. My first car cost me £150 in 1985 (a Fiat 125s – 75HP). A first car needs to be reliable, easy to drive, economical and cheap to insure. A majority of the cars listed here are classified between insurance group 2 and 6 – however – please make certain that any particular model is within your insurance budget before completing a sale.

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