Top 5 Cars for New Drivers

There are several factors to consider when choosing your first car; the most dominant being money. We are not just talking about purchasing the car, but the insurance, fuel and maintenance costs. Those who have just passed their driving test are always keen to get out on the road as soon as possible. Therefore, it makes sense to buy a car that is easy to maneuver, easy to park and a safe to drive for your big debut on the road.

Here is a list of the top 5 cars for new drivers:

Toyota Wigo city car

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Tagged as Toyota’s smallest and cheapest car, the Wigo is a fairly new car on the market. However, it has received good reviews citing value for money, design and the car’s overall performance as its main strengths. Despite having a three-cylinder engine, this car can produce a respectable 64 horsepower and 85 Nm of torque.


Kia Rio hatchback

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Fun-to-handle vehicles are always popular choices and this car is just that. It has a solid look, the practicality of five doors and the option of diesel or gasoline fuel, with diesel being the most economical. If this isn’t enough, the car comes with a seven-year (100,000 kms) warranty granting you extra peace of mind. Moreover, it is cheap to insure and has a low maintenance cost.


Suzuki Alto small car


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The Alto is one of the country’s most fuel efficient car models with an impressive 34 km/L fuel consumption. Its P400,000 price tag gives a great bang for your buck as it is equipped with childproof rear door locks and a regular sized spare tire.


Hyundai i10 hatchback

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This road runner offers everything including a five-year warranty and has few repercussions for your wallet. Even the basic model features electric windows and central locking. The Hyundai is a practical ride and comes with an efficient 1.0 liter gasoline engine that averages 28 km/L and carbon emissions of 98 g/km.


Volkswagen Polo hatchback

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It may be more expensive than the previous four cars, but it brings you an interior that feels more luxurious along with the kudos of the Volkswagen badge. It is more comfortable than fun to drive, but comes with a good range of economical engines to choose from, which means running costs are kept to a minimum. All models now come equipped with a standard and rather fancy touchscreen mounted in the dashboard.