So you’ve been driving for about a year and you’re thinking about a new car. There’s most likely nothing wrong with your current, much loved car but you’re ready for the next motoring adventure!

Considering most people don’t get a chance to test drive their first car, there is a high probability that you aren’t the biggest fan of your current car. Well, let us be your guide and show you some of the best options available for its successor.

BMW 1 Series

BMW 1 Series

The BMW 1 series is one of the only small hatchbacks to feature rear wheel drive, which could be seen as a sole reason to make it your next car! It’s a fun car to drive about town, has great badge prestige and looks pretty good, so why wouldn’t you choose it?

BMW 1 Series rear

The space inside the 1 series is pretty restricted and the interior is quite basic compared to its rivals. But, the BMW is also surprisingly cost efficient to run and reasonably cheap to insure with lower end models being in the insurance group of 12.

Audi A3

Audi A3

It’s hard to drive down a road these days and not see at least one Audi A3. This family hatchback has infiltrated the British car market and has no signs of stopping any time soon!

Audi A3 rear

The Audi brings simplicity and reliability and above all practicality to the game. The only issue with all of these positives is that it makes the A3 rather predictable and dare we say boring?

Mercedes A Class

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes is undoubtedly one of the most desirable badges to have and it is definitely a status symbol. The A Class doesn’t hold back on the badge and it is massive on the front grille!

Mercedes-Benz A-Class rear

If you are looking for a car that is just visually appealing then this is for you, but be prepared to be a little disappointed when it gets down to the performance as the ride is very firm and it isn’t very cost-effective to run or to buy!

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf R

The VW Golf is easily the most recognizable model of car on our list and for a long time dominated the hatchback class. Although that may not be in the case anymore, it’s not due to Volkswagen lowering the standards, it is due to competitors upping the stakes. The ride of the Golf is definitely one of the most comfortable and it’s incredibly easy to drive.

Volkswagen Golf R rear

One thing of note is the build quality; The Golf’s interior is excellent in terms of looks and quality. It is one of the pricier options however…

In conclusion, your second car should be something that you are truly happy with, so be sure to take the car for a test drive and try not to impulse buy, we know how easy that can be. Don’t forget that if you are looking for insurance for your new car, our sponsors offer fantastic cover for reasonable prices! Get a quote from Performance Direct or Grove & Dean today and relieve your wallet!

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