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The 2013 Budget is around the corner, which means all eyes will be on the cost of motoring. One issue is increasingly expensive insurance premiums. So, to help combat this rising cost, GWA has some advice on the best cars for new and young drivers. Getting behind the wheel of a decent, reliable car isn’t as cheap as it used to be. Once you’ve paid for the lessons and passed the multiple tests, it’s time to buy a car and insure it. This is where it can get really expensive.

However, it doesn’t have to be. Yes, there are schemes run by insurance companies, such as pay as you drive and black boxes that monitor the way that you drive, but largely it comes down to choosing the right car.

So, we’ve got together a selection of cars that will keep young drivers and their parents happy. They are cheaper to insure (all insurance Group 1), safe, fuel efficient and have low road tax, and they look good.

  • The Volkswagen Fox 1.2-litre Urban 3-door looks great about town and, with fuel economy of 48.7mpg and a CO2 emission level of 136g/km, it is affordable to run. In power terms, it has 55bhp.
  • The Fiat Panda 1.1-litre Active ECO 5-door is another smart, cost-effective choice for young drivers. It has a fuel economy of 56.4mpg, a CO2 emission level of 119g/km and power of 53bhp.
  • The Vauxhall Corsa Energy 1.0i 12v ecoFLEX 3-door has a sporty look but CO2 emissions of just 117g/km and a fuel economy of 56.5mpg. The power comes in at 64bhp.
  • The Chevrolet Spark 1.0-litre 5-door should spark some interest among new drivers. With CO2 emissions of 119g/km, fuel economy of 55.4mpg and power of 67bhp, it’s affordable to run.

If you would like any advice or help as a young or new driver, get in touch with us at GWA Cars & Finance on 01243 510 650 or sales@gwacars.com. We’re happy to help you get on the road.

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