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New study reveals the most popular car for first-time drivers!

Car insurance company Confused.com have done their research!

A new study has revealed which make and model is the most popular first-time car across UK’s roads

Car insurance company Confused.com has revealed which make and model is the most popular first-time car across UK’s roads by using their internal insurance data.

With easy driving, affordability, and that all-important cool factor being the main reason we buy a car, these top three cars have coolness in abundance!

1. Ford Fiesta Zetec


Taking the crown and in first place is the loveable Ford Fiesta Zetec. This sporty little hatchback packs all the same great features as a standard Fiesta, but with extra premium finishes that help makes it such a popular choice.

When getting a Ford Fiesta Zetec, expect 15-inch alloys, front fog lights, and chrome trim, all giving it some bonus style and convincing a whopping 16,047 first-time drivers to drive one.

2. Vauxhall Corsa SXi

In a still impressive second place is the Vauxhall Corsa SXi. The Corsa has always been a popular choice with young drivers - the tight control, small turning circle, and nifty acceleration make it a great city car, perfect for first-time drivers on the go.

And, just for the fashion-conscious first-timers, the SXi model comes with sporty extras and additional finishes inside. May sound minor but it proves popular for the 8,311 first-time drivers who insured with Confused.com.

3. MINI Cooper

The MINI Cooper is nimble, quick, and, of course, small, making it perfect for 8,022 drivers looking for an easy way from A to B. Will the MINI Cooper ever be uncool?

Vauxhall is the most popular car manufacturer for the UK’s first-time drivers with 67,519 drivers insured over the past 12 months. To be precise, 13 different iterations of Vauxhalls are popular amongst new drivers, from Corsas to Astras. First stop first-time drivers, next stop… world domination!

Ford is another one of our loved manufacturers with 57,386 drivers insured over the past 12 months. The Fiesta Zetec S, Fiesta Style Climate, and the uniquely named Fiesta Titanium make them one of the most popular cars that proudly wear the green ‘P’ plates.  Having Golf and Polo in Volkswagen portfolio means they are bound for success with 31,857 drivers insured over the past 12 months, landing them in 3rd place.

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