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Five Financial Favourite For First Time Drivers

It’s tougher now more than ever for first time drivers as the costs of keeping, fuelling and insuring a vehicle just keep increasing. Therefore buying a cheaper and sensible first car is probably the best option. We’ve chosen 5 cars that, are the best options for any young driver.

The Toyota Aygo is a popular choice amongst young drivers now thanks to its cool and quirky appearance, cheaper insurance band and £20 road tax per year. Due to its sharp handling, driving the Aygo is easy and relaxed. Just like the Peugeot 107, its 1 litre engine means it’s cheaper on insurance than perhaps something similar like the Clio.

The interior, although it may be simple, is well designed and packed with the latest kit such as Air Con, Electric Front Windows, Power Steering, CD Player, MP3/iPod Connectivity, Bluetooth, ABS, IsoFix, and Central Locking. The Aygo is cheap to fuel and tax, and mid-range X-Play models (Newest model from 2014) are well equipped and have some nice cabin touches’ reports What Car.

Toyota Aygo car finance

Image taken from CarBuyer

Getting what you want for your money is the most important factor when buying your first car and here at Hippo Motor Finance we think the Aygo has it all. Similarly to other city cars in its class, such as the Peugeot 107.
This chic little city car is great for any young driver who is looking for something cool, trendy and affordable! We know the 107 isn’t the most spacious of vehicles however for the size of it, it certainly feels it.

The ‘pod style’ speedometer and different heater controls that glow orange at night make this baby funky and perfect for the younger generation. Not only is the interior snazzy but the exterior is too as it comes in a range of bright colours such as red, yellow or blue. Very stylish. Even though the 107 may not have the biggest of engines it does provide you with a very nippy and pleasant performance as well as a comfortable one. Again, with the 107 running costs are kept low as is insurance and tax. Probably why the 107 is a winner all round in our eyes.

Auto Car said ‘the Clio has found and enjoyed a youthful, vibrant image over the years’ and Hippo approves. For those of you looking for something bold and fresh then maybe the Clio is for you. From the exterior the Clio is very attractive and this is carried through to the interior too, as it obtains a new 7 inch tablet screen which is integrated into the dash. Options such as matching colour schemes for the paint, wheels and interior are available too on the Renault Clio. The Clio has a 1.2 engine which means insurance will still be low as will running the vehicle. A fantastic option for any first time driver!

The Volkswagen Up! is not just economical but spacious and also a pleasure to drive. Despite it only being a compact city car it’s surprisingly large and airy and the cabin feels expensive and stylish. The Up! would be a fantastic option for any young driver as it comes complete with colour-coded bumpers to complete the ‘fun’ feel look that Volkswagen have gone for. Interior tech includes a CD player and auxiliary connectivity.

Insuring the Up! will be as affordable as all other small cars with it being a 1 litre engine and taxing it won’t break the bank either. This fashionable city car is one of the best looking cars on sale today.

vw up car finance


Image taken from Up! Owners Club

A little more powerful than the 107 or the Aygo is the newest Ford ‘K-A’. Although it isn’t the largest of vehicles it makes up for this in many other ways. The smoother and sharper shape of the KA is definitely more eye-catching than previous models as is the fun feeling cabin.

Thanks to new safety features such as rear parking sensors driving the KA is even easier to manoeuvre especially for first time drivers who may need that extra bit of help.

Like the Volkswagen Up! the KA isn’t the cheapest of vehicles to buy but it is economical and cheap to both tax and insure. To Hippo, this bold and energetic machine is a great choice for a young driver.


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Loan AmountTotal Cost of CreditRepresentative APR48 Monthly PaymentsDeposit AmountLoan TermTotal Amount Payable
£7,500£3019.1619.1% APR£219.77£048 Months£10,519.16

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