Best Cars For Learner Drivers
With lockdown three in full force and many practical driving tests being cancelled or put back, lots of young people are very frustrated and sat feeling like they will never get the chance to pass.
Whilst the rules of lockdown are to not mix with other households this means no driving instructors are able to carry on with lesson. But, you can in fact practice your driving with a member of your household who is over the age of 21 and has been driving for more than 3 years. This has made more people consider purchasing a car in order to carry on learning without breaking the rules.
When it comes to choosing the best car to learn in, you need to take a few things into consideration and keep in mind what features will be the most convenient for you as a provisional license holder.
First and foremost when deciding on a car, you need to make sure that the car you go for has a low insurance group. We recommend going no higher than group 3, this is where it starts to get pricey.
Insurance groups 1 to 3 (1 being the cheapest and 50 being the most expensive) are the best for learner drivers, this is because you don’t want to be paying out huge amounts of money on insurance for a car you can’t use all the time.
Low Running Costs
Another point to consider is whether the car you want has low running costs, meaning you don’t want a car with a huge engine that drinks all your fuel within a matter of miles.
A small car is always ideal for both learner drivers and new drivers. This is because they’re easier to control and are a lot nicer to drive when getting used to driving. Smaller cars tend to have lighter steering which comes hand in hand with easy handling.
Last but not least, similar to not spending loads on insurance you don’t want to be spending loads on the car itself. Whilst getting familiar with the roads and driving you may find yourself bumping and scratching your car so you don’t want to be dishing loads of money on something you’re going to get a little damaged.
Guest Blog: Paige @ Motor Connect