New Little Beauties
Young drivers have never had it so good…with so many great first time buys on offer, you really are spoilt for choice.
Of Corsa we am going to mention the Corsa in a new car guide as it’s a little cracker. It come in 3 or 5 door versions with a full range of petrol and diesel engines.
The best handling supermini has just had a makeover and it now has high-tech equipment and more toys than Smyths to match its futuristic good looks. It’s the besta Fiesta ever.
The Dacia Sandero is the cheapest way to step onto the new-car ladder. There’s enough room for 5 adults and the boot is a useful 320-litres.
The Tuscon is Ireland’s best-selling car and the baby of the Hyundia range is the i20 and is like its big SUV brother it offers value for money and comes with plenty of kit as standard. There’s only a 1.0 litre and two trim levels.
The dramatic styling of the funky little Toyota Aygo features a front X motif but that’s OK as it really does have the X-Factor. Plenty of kit including a reversing camera and the 69bhp, 1.0- litre engine, omits a nice note with excellent 4.1l100km fuel economy.
The Jazz may look small from the outside but it offers surprising leg and head room and features Honda’s clever rear ‘magic seats’ that fold up for more storage. There only a 1.3-litre option but it can return up to 4.6 L100km.
The 108 is a stylish French fancy from Peugeot offering plenty of charm, there’s even a sexy convertible model with plenty of customisation on offer. There’s a 68bhp, 1.0-litre and a 82bhp, 1.2-litre with up to 4.1L100km and low 88g/km of CO2.
You’ll be sexy in the city in the Fiat 500. It’s is full of retro charm and is the ultimate fashion accessory. But don’t let the girls have all the fun as it’s great to drive and there’s a more macho S model, with a punchy 1.2-litre, 69bhp engine.
The Nissan Micra is a popular first time buy and it’s back with a fresh new look. This is the best Micra ever, the 0.9-litre 90bhp engine provides lively performance and it looks so cool. It’s like a mini Nissan GT-R inside and out.
German reliability and build quality comes as standard with all Volkswagen’s and for first time buyer things are looking Up! There is four trim levels and 3 or 5 door models and a large selection of petrol engines. The 1.0-litre ranges from 60bhp-90bhp with up to 4.4L100km.