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Ford Fiesta crowned Britain’s favourite first car

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The Ford Fiesta is the UK’s most popular first-time car, according to insurance data.

Whether it was a hand-me-down, a second-hand motor that was haggled for at the dealership or the car of your dreams, your first car has a special place in your heart.

Key characteristics we look for when getting our first car including easy driving, affordability, and that all-important cool factor.

First-time drivers who insured with particularly liked their Fiesta with a Zetec trim, while second-placed Corsa drivers went for the sporty SXi spec.

In fact, Vauxhall is the most popular car manufacturer for the UK’s first-time drivers with 67,519 drivers insured over the past 12 months.

Ford was runner-up with 57,386 drivers insured, while Volkswagen took the third step on the podium (31,857) followed by Fiat, MINI, Peugeot and Honda.

Top 10 first cars in the UK in 2021

RankVehicle ModelVehicle MakeNo’ of drivers
1Fiesta ZetecFord16,047
2Corsa SXiVauxhall8,311
5Corsa Limited EditionVauxhall7,447
6Corsa SXi (79)Vauxhall7,304
7Corsa LifeVauxhall6,744
8Corsa DesignVauxhall6,645
9Fiesta Zetec ClimateFord6,559
10500 LoungeFiat6,312

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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