Passing your driving test can be a massive hassle. Lessons are costly, and you have so much new information to take in such a short space of time, both theoretical and physical. But the day has come, you aced the test, and now you have your pass certificate. So, what next? Well, you’re probably going to start looking at purchasing a car of your own. That’s the whole point of this endeavor after all, isn’t it? So, it’s time to get you on the open road where endless adventures await you. Here are the top three cars we’d recommend for new drivers: the Mazda 3, the Hyundai i10 and the Toyota Aygo.
Many beginners cars tend to be ugly and can make you feel like a teen picking their friends up from college in a clapped out banger. But not the Mazda 3. This is our favorite pick for the new driver. It is an attractive five-door vehicle, which is perfect for the style savvy beginner. Insurance costs are relatively high for beginners so that you can balance out costs with the car’s great fuel economy. It moves quickly, has a low start out purchase price and is extremely safe (which is essential in potential cases of minor bumps that you might find yourself involved in as an inexperienced driver). If you’ve learned to drive with a shift stick, it’s available with this then great. But if you only have an automatic license, not to worry. It is also available in automatic! It’s also commonly renowned as being one of the most affordable and reliable cars on the market. So, if this all sounds good to you, visit a trusted Mazda dealership. You will be able to negotiate the best deal for you with high-quality customer service.
The Hyundai i10 is the perfect beginner’s car for newly passed city drivers. It maneuvers roads well, is relatively compact for irritating, inner city parking, but has plenty of space for comfort inside. It has low insurance costs, is quite cheap to buy and comes with a range of impressive, bright exteriors. It also has five doors as standard, which is great for those with kids or a little one on the way. No more trying to squeeze a baby seat from the front into the back! Opt for the 1-litre engine to fork out less on fuel consumption than the 1.2 model.
The Toyota Aygo is another compact city vehicle. There is only one engine available for this model - a 1.0 liter. This will do for those who are only nipping around the city and don’t tend to take long trips out of town. It is available with three or five doors and proves to be a generally average vehicle. It has standard comfort, standard handling and displays standard performance. But this is exactly what some new drivers like: no nonsense and no fuss. After all, you can always upgrade when your confidence and skills improve.