Best first cars for new drivers 2019

The best first cars combine safety and style with affordability – both in terms of price and running costs. Here are our recommendations...

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What Car? team
13 July 2019

Volkswagen Up

6. Volkswagen Up

The Up is closely related to the Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo, but it's classier inside than both these cars. In fact. Indeed, it feels like a proper Volkswagen, despite its compact dimensions and relatively low price.

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5. Skoda Citigo

Skoda Citigo

The third member of the family of cars that also includes the Seat Mii and Volkswagen Up, the Citigo is the cheapest of the lot. It's fun to drive, well built and has exceptionally low running costs.

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4. Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10

Cheap to buy and run, the Hyundai i10 offers a lot of interior space for such a small car. It's also nippy and easy to park, plus SE versions and above come well equipped.

Read our full Hyundai i10 review, or see how much you could save