The latest Corsa offers low running costs, an efficient 1.0-litre petrol engine and a spacious interior with plenty of equipment - in essence, the full package which first-time buyers will be looking for. It's pleasant to live with and there's a version to suit everyone.
Low running costs and excellent build quality make the Polo a first car favourite. The engine and specification require careful consideration, though, if you're to avoid slipping up.
The Up is closely related to the Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo, but it manages to feel classier than both these cars. In fact, it feels like a proper Volkswagen, despite its compact dimensions and relatively low price.
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