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Best Finance Cars For New Drivers

Red Ford Fiesta

For anyone who has recently passed their driving test, getting a new car can be incredibly exciting! It’s a great step forward for independence, whether it’s being able to pick up your friends or drive to the shops. But which car should you go for? You’ll want something that is safe, so your parents don’t worry, but also something modern which shows off your personal style. On top of this, you’ll need something easy to drive and cheap to run too.

This may all sound like an effort, but it doesn’t have to be! Getting cars on finance is an excellent way for new drivers to get out onto the road without breaking the bank. So if you’re looking for used car finance to find your ideal car, then check out some of our first-time driving faves below.

Skoda Citigo
The Citigo is a superb car for first-time drivers, as it is highly economical and has been built with care. It’s also a cheaper alternative to the Volkswagen Up. Either way, it makes for an accomplished city car, and is surprisingly spacious given its small dimensions. On top of this, it’s very practical and has a unique style.

Nissan Micra
For drivers who may lack a little driving confidence, the Nissan Micra is the perfect fit. It’s super simple to drive, with light and easy turning, and brilliant all-round visibility. It doesn’t cost the world either, and is cheap to buy, finance and run. Which is wonderful news for your bank balance! With a cute style to match, it’s the perfect first car.

Ford Fiesta
Although not the cheapest option on the list, you know that with a Ford Fiesta, you’re driving a car you can trust. The Fiesta offers drivers of all abilities a comfortable drive, and can handle itself incredibly well. With style both inside and out, and a tonne of practicality to boot, the Fiesta can handle anything in its path.

Vauxhall Corsa
There is a wide range of Corsas to choose from, and if you choose correctly, you can get yourself a really decent car. The Corsa is reasonably priced, and has loads of standard equipment to keep you occupied. Although not the very top of its class, it’s still exceptionally pleasant to drive and would suit a first time driver very well indeed.

Volkswagen Up
If you’re a first-time driver living in the city, then without a doubt you should go for the Volkswagen Up. One of the best city cars in its class, the Up is spacious, practical and cheap to run. It’s also the best choice if you need help parking in tiny spaces in the city! Although small, the Volkswagen Up definitely won’t disappoint.

Representative Example of Credit

We expect more than 51% of our customers to achieve this rate.

Loan Amount Total Cost of Credit Representative APR 60 Monthly Payments Deposit Amount Loan Term Total Amount Payable
£7,500 £3831 19.1% APR £188.85 £0 60 Months £11,331

All offers are subject to change at any time, you must be 18 or over and finance is subject to status, vehicle availability and terms and conditions apply. We can introduce you to a limited number of finance companies, a commission may be received. Failure to maintain payments may result in termination of your agreement and the vehicle being returned, this could affect your credit rating and make it more difficult to obtain credit in the future. All prices correct at time of publication.

We purchase a wide variety of vehicles from all over the country to ensure the best quality and value for our customers, all of our cars go through a thorough inspection process and if they do not meet our standards we do not sell them. We endeavour to inform our customers (where possible) the provenance of the vehicle they are buying and as such we will always inform you if the vehicle has previously been either an ex fleet or hire car. Should your vehicle be an ex hire/fleet car please do not be concerned as we would never value this vehicle differently when you come to part exchange it and there is no difference to the CAP valuation either.

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