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Written by : sshields

Published on:: 16/11/2015

What Car Should I Buy?

We want to help you find a car that perfectly suits your needs – below, you’ll find a few recommendations for different driver types. Which category are you?

‘I’m a new driver’

Your first car’s an exciting purchase – we bet you can’t wait for the freedom of your own set of wheels… You need a car that’s affordable to insure, and gives you the confidence you need to really enjoy your first few years on the road.

Tried and tested:

Vauxhall Corsa– spacious supermini, very popular with young drivers

Renault Clio – responsive, fun to drive and low insurance cost

Citroen C1 – nippy car with a definite ‘cool’ factor


Suzuki Swift– great value, smart supermini that stands out from the crowd

‘We’re a couple of commuters’

You mainly want to use your car to travel to and from work and to run some errands on the weekends for now. But you might also be thinking about starting a family soon, and want something that’ll adapt with you.

Tried and tested:

Mazda 2 – solidly built, fantastic value and brilliant fun to drive

Volkswagen Polo – a trusted supermini with a wide choice of engines

Vauxhall Astra– notable refinement and secure handling


Seat Leon– great price, great style, great performer

‘We’re a growing family’

You want you precious load to be well taken care of… When you’ve got kids in tow, safety and spaciousness are naturally your main priorities.

Tried and tested:

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso – well designed and good to drive

Renault Grand Scenic – seven-seater available with a range of efficient engines

Vauxhall Zafira – practical, safe and brilliant value


Ford Mondeo– acres of space, refined and reassuringly powerful

‘I’m on the road all week for work’

If you’re spending hours behind the wheel at a time, you’ll be after a car that’s reliable, comfortable and a real pleasure to drive. And it doesn’t hurt if it’s a little envy-worthy, too, right?

Tried and tested:

Vauxhall Insignia – sleek and stylish, plus low emissions

Audi A3 – offers an especially smooth drive and holds its value well

BMW 3-Series – ultimate in luxurious business motoring


Skoda Octavia– spacious, great fuel economy and all round impressive

‘We’re weekend drivers’

You primarily use your car to run errands and take trips, and you want something that’ll get you from A to B without costing the earth.

Tried and tested:

Vauxhall Corsa– roomy cabin and good drive quality

Peugeot 208 – one of the most popular superminis on the market

Renault Megane – comfortable, quiet and reliable


Fiat 500 – a relative newcomer with plenty of appeal

Not sure which of these is right for you? Then just get in touch and we can help.

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