The Best Cars For Students & Graduates

Summer is almost over which means you may be on your way to uni, here's our guide to the best set of wheels to get you there!

Sep 06, 2015

Ah summer, unfortunately it’s over before it’s barely begun. That means that you may be heading to university or you may have just graduated and are on the search to kick-start your career! Either way you may be looking for a reliable motor whilst on a tight budget.

A car for students or first time drivers can be costly, especially when it comes to insurance and fuel. At Sandicliffe we have many great approved used cars at prices that won’t break the bank. We have selected a few to see what you can get for your money to ensure that you bag yourself a snazzy set of wheels at a great price!

Sandicliffe’s Top Five

1. Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec – 2009 Model from £4,000 – 44MPG


A firm favourite for students and first time drivers, not only does the Fiesta provide great styling it also provides a responsive and fun drive. The UK’s bestselling car since 2009, this model comes with five doors, 1 years AA roadside cover and benefits from low insurance.

2. Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec – 2009 Model from £5,000 – 42MPG


Another favourite, the Ford Focus provides great fuel economy and is a model with excellent durability. Also benefitting from low insurance and a year’s roadside cover the Focus is reliable with a plush interior, chrome grille, central double locking and a quickclear heated windscreen. A lot on offer at a great price!

3. Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI – 2007 Model from £3,995 – 61 MPG


The Skoda Fabia is one of the most spacious hatchbacks around! This 2007 five door model has electric front windows, remote central locking with a stylish orange exterior. Not to mention the full service history, great specs and cheap running costs!

The Skoda Fabia remains as a top-selling hatchback that has a won a multitude of awards over the years. You can’t go wrong with this 2007 model if you are looking for a cheap, small car with plenty of space for all of your uni gear.

4. Nissan Micra 1.2 Acenta 2013 Model from £5,000 – 57 MPG


The Nissan Micra is a dynamic, small city car that is perfect for students. Easy to drive with a spacious interior and not to mention cheap. This 2013 model also benefits from five doors, air conditioning and low CO2 emissions.

5. Skoda Citigo 1.0 MPI SE 2014 Model from £6,795 – 63 MPG


You are already onto a winner with the Citigo's low CO2 emissions!. With three doors and four seats, this car is perfect if you are planning to use it for commutes back from university. With a heated rear window, chrome grille surround and remote control central locking, you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a lot. Compact and with low running costs this is a great city car.

Remember that our used cars may not be around for long so prices are subject to change. Check out the full range for great offers on all of our approved used cars! Still looking for some inspiration for your first run-around? You may find our post on perfect cars for first-time buyers just may help! 

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