5 Ideal First Cars
You'll Remember Your First Car For The Rest Of Your Life. So Best Make It A Good One! Here Are 5 Ideal First Car Choices.
Mar 24, 2014
If you're choosing your first car then now is a great time to buy. There is a superb range of small cars available and you'll be able to buy reliable and well equipped car with low running costs without breaking the bank. MSN says 'in recent years the biggest automotive strides have been made in the city car and supermini segments, the result of which is a raft of cars that are safer, quieter, more efficient and more highly equipped than ever before.' Choosing a first car often involves picking a small car that is in a low insurance group. So, we've put together a selection of five of the very best first cars currently available on the market. Keep reading to find out more.
The Ford Fiesta has been the UK's favourite car for years. It comfortably outsells every other model in the UK - and for good reason. As well as being fun to drive and economical it is packed with technology including SYNC voice activation and the MyKey system and many models include air-con as standard. Diesel models return the lowest fuel consumption, but the cheaper EcoBoost petrol versions are also efficient, returning up to 66 miles per gallon. Read more about the Ford Fiesta... Ford Fiesta Dealers East Midlands
According to MSN, "Mazda produces one of the best new-car ranges available. All of its cars are reliable, smartly designed and well equipped and the Mazda 2 is all these things and more." The supermini is available in three- or five-door hatchback forms and has a cabin that's very easy to use. The Mazda 2 was the World Car of the Year in 2008 and Autocar calls it "something of an unsung gem" adding that it "goes about its business with a bit of sparkle and it remains one of the most complete and enjoyable products in its class." Read more about the Mazda 2... Mazda 2 Dealers East Midlands
Over a number of years, Kia have developed a reputation for building stylish and reliable cars at highly affordable prices. The Picanto comes in both three and five door editions and, according to Auto Express, the 1.25 litre petrol models 'provide nippy performance around town'. And, you also benefit from the peace of mind of Kia's market leading seven year warranty. MSN says: "If your idea of value takes into account things such as reliability, warranty, equipment levels and even design, we don't think there's a better city car on sale in the UK right now." - Read more about the Kia Picanto... Kia Picanto Dealers East Midlands
The original Ford Ka was something of a game changer on its introduction in 1996 and the second generation Ka also offers superb quality at an affordable price. What Car? says that it 'is more fun to drive than the Fiat 500 it's based on and passably practical for a small car.' With prices starting at just £7,995 the Ford Ka offers great value, good economy and it is in a low insurance group. Read more about the Ford KA... Ford KA Dealers East Midlands
Whenever there's a motoring consumer satisfaction survey around, you'll usually find Skoda and its products somewhere near the top. The Volkswagen owned company builds cars that last and has some of the best dealers around. The Skoda Citigo was the Auto Express Car of the Year in 2012 and the magazine liked its low price, low insurance group and excellent fuel economy. Safety isn't compromised as the Citigo boasts ESP and six airbags in all but the entry models and autobrake is also an option. Read more about the Skoda Citigo... Skoda Citigo Dealers East Midlands