Buying your first car is a lot like losing your virginity. Most people don’t do any preparation so it takes a lot less time than it should. The final result? Something that isn’t quite what you’d hoped for or expected. The best scenario is that you get a car that gets you from zero to sixty eventually, and the worst case is that it doesn’t get you there at all. See how we continued that metaphor? The good news is that unlike losing your virginity, it’s not too difficult to get buying a car right the first time. You just need to make sure you’re covering these basic bases.
A lot of people spend far too much time thinking about the actual cost of the car. They forget all about things like insurance, and when you think about it, insurance is more important. The basic cost is over as soon as you buy the machine. Insurance is going to be an ongoing concern that’s going to last for the entire time that you own the car. If it’s expensive when you buy, it will decrease slightly over the next few years. But it will take time and expensive cars to insure don’t suddenly become cheap.
As such, you need to check the market for the cheapest first-time cars. For instance, the Toyota Yaris is a fantastic choice to consider. You’ll then need to check a few different auto insurance sites and companies to find the best deal.
Eco-Efficient And Cheap To Run
Ideally, if you want a car with the cheapest running costs, you’re going to buy a hybrid. The punchline here is that most hybrids are far too expensive for first-time buyers. Even purchasing second hand could cost you a few thousand so let’s find a work around.
You need to look at cars that are fuel efficient without the benefit of that hybrid engine. In this case, we recommend the Ford Fiesta. With sixty MPG, you’ll have a fantastic little fuel saver. Wonderful for those big commutes to college or university.
If you want one of the most reliable cars on the market right now, it’s probably some form of SUV. On the other hand, if you’re not planning on conquering all conditions with your car, you can aim a little lower. The Ford Fiesta is still a great choice here. In the UK, it was named the best car in the people’s choice awards.
Of course, the Fiat 500 could also be an excellent choice. You can pick one up for under two thousand second hand, and it will keep you off the side of the road.
Safe And Sound
Finally, you need to think about safety. Safety is a tricky one to tick off because most car manufacturers won’t advertise safety failures. It might also seem as though all cars reach the same bar here. So, we think rather than safety you should be looking at how the car feels. The more comfortable you feel driving the car, the safer you’ll be on the roads. It’s going to be different for every driver but for us; a Golf gets the vote every time. It’s smart and incredibly easy to handle. You’ll find out just what we mean as soon as you take one out for test drive.