1) Size Matters
Think about how much space will genuinely be needed because the bigger the car the more it’s going to cost in terms of fuel and maintenance. So small is generally better plus it is much easier to drive and park a small car.
2) Basic is best
We all enjoy a little luxury in life but when it comes to first cars the more basic the better so opt for a manual car and stay clear of parking sensors or cameras. Unpainted bumpers, mirrors and steel wheels will all be much more forgiving if accidentally scratched.
If they are going to drive a lot of miles, you really should consider a diesel or a hybrid- car because the savings are significant otherwise a petrol car should be an option. Also consider an electric car; they cost peanuts to run and are easy, enjoyable and comfortable to drive.
Safety is a key priority when buying a first car so check the EuroNCAP rating, look for four-stars or higher as the more stars, the safer your car. Check out how many airbags are fitted in the car and the active safety features it might have such as Emergency Braking, which will warn you or even prevent you from crashing into the car ahead of you.
5) Running Costs
It is important to consider the costs of keeping your car on the road so ensure that the cost fuel, tax, servicing and insurance are considered.
1 August 2019