Whether you’ve finally passed your test or you’re planning to learn to drive in your own car, buying your first car is an incredibly exciting yet tricky time.
The first decision you’ll need to make is whether you want a new car, a nearly new car or a used car. It’s not always as simple as it might seem. Even if you’re just looking at cost you’ll need to factor in more than just the initial price. Aside from the up-front cost, there’s warranty, costs of repairs and car insurance to think about too. Young driver car insurance can be expensive, so consider getting quotes for a range of cars to get an idea of how you might be able to drive down the cost of your insurance.
Factoring in all of these pros and cons will help you make the right decision for you. This is why we have created the Guide to Buying a Car: New vs Nearly New vs Used to give you some of the pros and cons you’ll need to consider to make the right decision for your first car.