Best First Cars for Drivers and Learner Drivers

Finding a car that is both efficient and cheap can be tricky, but GoGoGo is here to provide a list of best first-time cars for recently passed drivers.

Finding the ‘right’ first car once you pass your driving test is an exciting time, but also a tricky one. When you learn to drive with us, we make sure we provide you with an array of perfect learner vehicles to chose from – ones which are easy to drive, easy to maintain, and above all else, are reliable.

Below is our list of the best cars available for first-time drivers to get started on the road:

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is the ultimate ‘first time car’, you’re guaranteed to know someone that once drove one, and you can spot a Fiesta in any car park.

Not only is the Fiesta a good running engine, but its size and power also keeps you humble as you begin to learn the road and motorways. The Fiesta hosts several benefits including it’s recognition throughout Britain and that spare parts are easy to come by (this also makes it a lot cheaper than other vehicles!).

Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall has designed the Corsa to be the perfect best car for learner drivers and first-time car owners. Highly rated by drivers on Autotrader and Autocar, the Corsa doesn’t break the bank as you aim to get out on the road. Available in a range of colours, you can easily find the right Corsa that matches your style.

Toyota Aygo and Toyota Yaris

You may have seen adverts for the Toyota Aygo quite often and this is for good reason. Bought brand new, the Aygo goes for under £10,000 and one of the best-rated cars by drivers of Toyota vehicles, bosting a 4.75/5 rating on their official website. Like the Citroen C1, both the Aygo and Yaris are ideal cars for those having just passed their driving test due to their compact size and easy manoeuvrability.

BMW 116

Ideal for unpredictable traffic, the powerful 116 is a smart first-time car we teach our own students in. Better suited for mature drivers and those with families, it’s spacious but also not a tedious chore to park or manoeuvre in built-up areas.

Citroen C1

The C1 is the perfect mini-motor for those who love to explore city-life. It’s a small hatchback which has the adaptability required for those still learning the road – especially when it comes to parking. Its unique charm comes in the form of having front-wheel drive which allows you to not generate too much power to lose control, preparing you for whatever may be thrown at you on motorways and busy, built-up areas of traffic.

Peugeot 207, Peugeot 208 and Peugeot 308

This collection of French vehicles are ideal for first-time drivers due to their easy functionality and user-friendly dashboard. The 207 is an easier drive and the lightest of the three, whilst the 308 has more power – perfect for those long road trips with friends and big trips to IKEA.

Best of all, we have every one of these cars at our disposal for you to learn to drive in!

You can also read our blog about what you need to know when buying your first car to ensure you are ready to make your first car purchase and get out into the world.

Of course, you should probably only buy your first car once you’ve passed your driving test! Book in with GoGoGo Intensive and pass your driving test in just five days from as little as £43 a month. Feel free to contact us at your leisure for more information about our driving crash course in Peterborough.