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best first car for under £3500 in your opinion? what do u think would be suitable? thanks

football123
5 months ago
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Mango4
Mango45 months ago

If your a young driver who has recently passed their test the biggest thing to consider is the insurance cost.

Something like a Fiesta, Corsa, or Peugeot 206 to start off with, but double check the insurance cost before buying the car.

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs5 months ago

I agree with Mango4 Peugeot 206 is a great car for a new driver. Good size, handles well, cheaper insurance and if you get the 1.4 diesel version tax is only £30 a year.

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jcd
jcd5 months ago

Skoda Fabia / VW Polo or a Seat Arosa / VW Lupo. Both cheap to insure and economical, and will hold their value

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc5 months ago

VW/SEAT is definitely a great pick. They're essentially the same but SEAT is cheaper even though it's a VW.

A new car owner could start with something small and then gradually buy a bigger one if necessary.

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jcd
jcd4 months ago

Rockman from Fabia to Flabbier (I mean 'Roomster' lol)

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana5 months ago

Nissan Micra is super cheap to insure and very reliable. Also Kia Rio and Hyundai i10 especially if you can get either with some remaining warranty, 7 years on the Kia so I guess doable for a Rio which you might be able to pickup a 2014/5 model for your budget.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig4 months ago

Nissan micra is a good choice. They tend to live longer than Ford etc

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen154 months ago

A Corsa, Ford Fiesta / Focus, Peugeot 206, VW golf or polo... I personally have had a ton of fiestas because they are the perfect size for me and i find they are really relible cars and cheap to fix 😌

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana4 months ago

Dont' forget the reliability index to check out the car you are interested in. It will give you non-biased data on actual faults and repair costs, its not a survey purely based on warranty claims. As ever the Japanese stuff tends to dominate the top reliability slots.

https://www.reliabilityindex.com/

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SaverDeals
SaverDeals4 months ago

I think a Peugeot, or Corsa are usually the most popular choices and they seem to have pretty good safety rating too which is very important for a first car.

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