Best Cars for Learner Drivers

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Cars, they’re a necessity to millions across the country, and there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions who continue to learn and pass their test each year.

The one thing that never seems to cross anyone’s mind when learning to drive though, is the cost. In fact, learning to drive itself is extremely expensive, costing £355 more today than it did a decade ago.

But, if you’re someone who’s learning to drive, or you have a child that’s learning to drive, you’ll want to keep it as cheap as possible. One of the best ways to do this, if you’re buying a car, is to buy a used car.

However, to keep this cost down further, you’ll want to buy one with a low insurance cost. Below, we’ve listed our top five low-cost insurance cars to help point you in the right direction.

Toyota Aygo

It doesn’t matter which generation you go for with a Toyota Aygo, whichever one you opt for, you’ll be making an excellent choice.

Fun to drive and cheap to run, the car has a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, which is both frugal and eager to please. It’s also the second most popular Toyota vehicle in the UK

Kia Picanto

An award-winning car, this is a great first car choice.

Ideal whether you’re buying new or second hand, Kia cars come with a seven-year warranty, which is never something to be turned down. To add more praise to this otherwise fantastic car, it was named the ‘Most Dependable City Car’ in 2016 by the JD Power 2016 Vehicle Dependability Study, and also ‘Best City Car’ at the What Car? Awards in 2018.

Ford KA

A classic when it comes to a first car, this is perfect for learning in and driving one you’ve got that pink license.

While not all models look great, they’re all great to drive thanks to the lively 1.2-litre petrol engine and light steering. Economical too, the back might be small, but the boot is impressive, which is probably why it’s the fastest selling second-hand cards in the UK.

Citroen C1

A model that’s been popular with young drivers for some time now, these are great cars to buy both new and used. Cheap to run and on the smaller side, it’s the ideal vehicle to help you get familiar with the roads around you.

Available in both three and five-door models, with boot space that starts at 196 litres and goes up to 780 litres, this is the ideal first car.

Peugeot 107

One of the cheaper cars around, this a fun little vehicle that’s not only perfect for learning to drive in, but helping you get from A to B as you become more comfortable behind the wheel.

Easy to drive, these are what you’d call ‘city cars’, as they’re relatively small, which is perfect for getting into tight spaces. Featuring a three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine, these come in either three or four door options.

While there are others on the market, these are five of our favourites, and if you opt for these, you can’t really go wrong.


Image Credits: Vanessa Alves da Silva

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