What alternatives should I consider to a used Ford Fiesta hatchback?
The Vauxhall Corsa is similarly abundant, tough and inexpensive, although it’s not as much fun to drive.
Nissan’s Micra offered more equipment as standard when new – specifically safety items such as anti-lock brakes and side airbags – so it is worth considering if you’re buying for a new driver as a first car.
The Volkswagen Polo and Fiesta have long been rivals; while the German car is not as rewarding to drive, it is classier. At this age and price point we’d probably take the Fiesta, though.
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