Best Cars for New Drivers

Sep 12, 2022 | All About Cars | 0 comments

Passing your driving test, and becoming a new driver, is probably one of the most exciting yet relieving things you’ll ever experience in your life.

All of that hard work and persistence paid off. From learning how to get the car from first to second gear to practising and perfecting tricky manoeuvres, you now have complete independence and freedom on the road!

If you haven’t already bought a car, you’re most likely looking to buy one now you’re a new driver. Here are some of LMC’s top recommended cars for first-time drivers.

Vauxhall Corsa 

A used Vauxhall Corsa hatchback is a great option for new drivers. They are well-built, simple to operate, and well-equipped.

The majority of the Corsa’s available engines are also petrol-powered, which makes it ideal if you only intend to use the vehicle for commuting around town and prefer better fuel efficiency.

Additionally, they have a roomy interior, especially if you choose the five-door model.

We recommend the Design model for new drivers, which includes air conditioning, a 7.0-inch infotainment system, and Bluetooth.

SEAT Ibiza

The SEAT Ibiza is sophisticated, stylish, and not overly flashy.

It has the same mechanical foundation as the well-known Volkswagen Polo but is less expensive. This is one of the reasons owners love the SEAT Ibiza and its exterior styling.

They are frequently overlooked as the first car in favour of the Vauxhall Corsa or Ford Fiesta, but this should not be the case. Taking cues from the Volkswagen Polo, the handling is excellent, the running costs are low, and it has incredible safety features.

Electronic stability control, front collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, hill-hold assist, a tiredness recognition system, and lane-keeping assist are all standard features, even on the base SE trim.

Volkswagen Polo 

Compared to the SEAT Ibiza, the Volkswagen Polo is slightly more mature. So, choose this vehicle if you want something more sophisticated and elegant.

One of the toughest hatchbacks available, Volkswagen is also well-known for its sturdy construction of cars. You can feel safe inside the car as a driver and passenger. Additionally, they are small and light, and comfortable to operate.

Ford Fiesta 

The Ford Fiesta has been designed for those who love driving. You probably see them everywhere on our roads, and that’s because they’re a favourite among all types of car buyers, including new drivers.

It’s small and practical enough to manoeuvre and cheap to run, and even if you buy one of the lower specs, such as the basic ‘Trend’ trim, you’ll still get features such as Android Auto and AppleCarplay, air conditioning, and lane keep assist.

Why buy your next car from LMC?

If none of the cars on our list appeal to you, don’t worry, as we have over 200 cars you can browse through, all available for free nationwide delivery, just checkout our used cars across Thurrock

Once you’ve found a car you like, we can help with your car finance application if you consider buying on finance. All you need to do to get started is complete the online application form, and one team will be in touch. 

Another great thing about buying your car from LMC Grays is that you can use your current one as part of a part exchange deal. So what are you waiting for? Contact us today!