the top three first time cars for cheap insurancePassing your driving test is one of the greatest feelings in the world, but for first-time drivers there is also a lot to consider. Buying and running a car can be very expensive and particularly for young drivers who will face higher premiums as they are deemed higher risk – the average cost in 2016 was £1,246. Insurance is a huge expense for new drivers, but you can make big savings by opting for a car that will not cost much to repair or replace.

Here are three fantastic buys for first-time cheap insurance:

Vauxhall Corsa

The Corsa is a hugely popular car in the UK and particularly with young drivers. This is because it is affordable, fun to drive, practical and stylish. The supermini ticks all of the boxes that are required for first-time drivers and it is excellent value for money when you compare it to the class leaders. This is particularly true when you buy one second-hand from somewhere like AA Cars. On top of all this, the Corsa is very cheap to insure with the latest generation falling into insurance group 2.

Volkswagen Up!

Volkswagen is one of the most trusted auto manufacturers in the UK and a popular choice with young drivers, professionals and small families thanks to their excellent range of small cars. The Up! is a great example of this as it is very practical but also bursting with character. The city car is a joy to drive, it is cheap to run and offers good fuel economy – all important factors for first-time drivers. It is also as cheap as you can get to insure with the 59bhp models in insurance group 1. It also has a 5-star Euro NCAP Rating.

Fiat 500

The city car market is hugely competitive with many great vehicles to choose from, but it is hard to look past the Fiat 500 if you want to turn heads thanks to its cool retro styling. It is also great fun to drive, easy to park and cheap to run. It is amongst the safety city cars available with a 5 star Euro NCAP rating. The Fiat 500 is also cheap to insure with the cheapest average premium being £994.

Selecting the right car is crucial for a first-time motorist and especially if you want to keep costs down. The three cars listed are all excellent first cars and ones which are very cheap to insure.