Buying

Affordable and fun: the best £5000 cars for first-time drivers

First-time drivers

Tom Daley chose the Mini One after passing his driving test, aged 17, in 2011 (Picture © Mini)

No matter whether you’re a newly qualified 17-year old driver or a little older and only just taking to the road, choosing the best car as a first-time driver is a big step.

Spending a few hundred pounds on an old runaround can be tempting. But remember, reliability may not be guaranteed and they may not be as good to drive or as safe in an accident as more modern cars. That’s why we’ve set the bar at £5000; it affords first time drivers a relatively new and safe car with all mod cons.

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