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Buying your first car

The memories of your first car will stay with you for a lifetime, so it's important to pick one that's right for you. Finding the right car for a new driver couldn't be easier with our expert advice and tools to help you find your perfect first car.

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Use our helpful reviews and advice to make sure you get the right first car for you.

Ford Fiesta Best Of 5 years ago

Top 5 best First Cars

Choosing a first car is tricky, balancing the demands of your heart and your head. To help steer your thinking, these are what our experts reckon are the UK's best first cars
Advice 2 years ago

Tips and advice for new drivers

It's a super exciting time when you pass your driving test, but you do need to sort out car insurance! You needn’t pay a fortune though, if you follow these tips from the experts at
Advice 6 years ago

Where should I buy my new car?

It can seem as if there are as many places to buy a new car as there are new cars, and each has its pros and cons
Seat Ibiza 1.2 TSI 90 Review 5 years ago

Seat Ibiza hatchback (2015 - ) review

The Seat Ibiza is a stylish alternative to the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Renault Clio, with a range of efficient small petrol engines, and technology from the larger Leon.
Review 9 years ago

Volkswagen up! Hatchback (2011 - ) review

Read the Volkswagen Up hatchback (2011 - ) car review by Auto Trader's motoring experts, covering price, specification, running costs, practicality, safety and how it drives.
Ford Fiesta performance Review 7 years ago

Ford Fiesta hatchback (2012 - ) review

The Fiesta is an icon of the hatchback world, with decades at the top of the sales charts. It has plenty of rivals, but does it deserve its excellent reputation?
Feature 4 years ago

Best first cars for under £2,000

Don't think you'll have a limited choice when you buy your first car. On the contrary, with a budget of £2,000, you can have pretty much whatever sort of car you fancy.

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