There are many ideal cars out there which are more than suitable for first time drivers. Before you know what you want to buy though, there are a few questions which you must ask yourself, and then find a realistic answer to.
- What do I need a car for? Perhaps the most important question to ask yourself. Why purchase a large car if your sole purpose is to get yourself to college and back?
- What is my budget? Knowing how much you have to spend on a car, after insurance and running costs have been taken into account is vital to limiting your car search from possibly hundreds to just tens of possible models. Have €3,000 to spend? Keep away from newer models.
- How much will it cost to run and insure? First time drivers are an insurance providers dream come through. Know how much a vehicle will cost to insure, and keep know it’s reliability/fuel reputation before looking.