That trip to the used car dealership with your parents is a rite of passage most of us will never forget. The battle between street cred, fuel economy and safety features has been played out on the forecourts of used car lots across the globe.
But what key factors should influence your decision when looking for that first car, the one you’ll never forget?
Cheap Tax & Insurance
Many things can impact the cost of young driver insurance and one of the first places to look at is the car itself, size of engine, spec and age are all factors that will affect the insurance premium and tax bracket. The lower the insurance group, the lower the insurance cost. Typically, if the car is in group A- D it will be under £110 to tax for the year and will be amongst the cheapest to insure. However, if you choose a newer car, 2017 or after, the insurance will be a minimum of £145, so it may be cheaper for you to go for a great car, just a tad older. Cheap running costs are essential so you need to be looking for a car which with a fuel economy rating around 45 MPG or more!
If you’re a parent buying a car for your child then you’ll want to ensure the car has a good safety record. The best place to review this is at a car’s Euro NCAP crash test results – you can find this on http://www.euroncap.com
Spread The Cost
And if it's better for you to spread the cost, then our finance specialists are on hand to help everyone, no matter their background or age!
For more advice and support when buying your first car contact our friendly Pershore Motor Group team on 01386 570323