Buying your first car – Choose Used 

The excitement of learning how to drive and then passing your driving test is a huge milestone in anyone’s life. 

After the hard work of passing your test, the thought of buying your first car and getting it on the road can be daunting. At Lookers we’re here to help make that experience more enjoyable. 

As one of the top three car retailers in the UK, you can choose from over 7,000 new and used vehicles from our 34 manufacturers. We’re sure to have the best car for you. 

You only ever get to buy your first car once. Let us help you.


After passing your test the next step is to choose the best car for your needs. It’s important to do your research before making any purchasing decisions. You need to think about how much money you want to spend and what type of driving you will do.

Choosing the best car for you


When looking at your budget, remember to consider the other monthly outgoings that come with owning a car. Road tax, fuel, insurance and maintenance costs all need to be factored into your budget.  


Understanding the different types of finance is important. We have a dedicated section of our website to help you get your head around what all the different finance types are – so if you’re wondering what the difference between PCP, PCH and HP are – be sure to check it out 

New or Used

Buying a brand-new car is always an attractive option. Lookers also have many great low priced used and ‘nearly-new’ cars on the market that would be a great option for a first car. Many nearly new and used car’s still come with lots of great features and technology included. 

Car Details

Think about the type of car you need. What kind of fuel and size of engine, will work best? A small city car or a larger hatchback for family or all your friends? How many doors do you want? What technologies are most important to you? What safety features are you looking for? – the list is extensive and also EXCITING! 

Ford Fiesta

Because of its affordable price, dependability, and compact size, the Ford Fiesta has long been a favourite choice among first-time and experienced drivers. Its fuel-efficient engines mean that you can go the extra mile without breaking the bank.

The 1.0 EcoBoost engine reaches an impressive 65.7 MPG* combined. The Fiesta’s hatchback design provides ample space for packing all your travel essentials, with a boot capacity of approx. 290 litres, and its nimble handling makes it a breeze to navigate through narrow city streets AND winding country roads. With user-friendly technology such as Ford’s SYNC infotainment system, you can enjoy listening (and singing along) to your favourite road trip tunes.

Volkswagen Polo

Another great alternative for new drivers looking for a safe and accommodating car for their summer road journeys is the Volkswagen Polo.

The Polo oozes a sense of sophistication with its chic design and superb construction. It provides a range of efficient engines to provide a comfortable and cost-effective journey. Depending on the specific variant and model year, the 1.0 TSI engine can expect in the range of 45-55 MPG* combined. The Polo’s roomy interior offers passengers plenty of legroom and an impressive sized boot that holds up to 350 litres, meaning plenty of space for all your luggage needs.

With its cool air conditioning system and innovative features like touchscreen infotainment with smartphone integration, you can make hands-free calls, access your favourite music playlists, and enjoy a comfortable trip in style.

Renault Clio

For new drivers seeking a sporty, performance-focused little car, the Renault Clio is a popular option.

It is the perfect travel partner for summer road excursions thanks to its contemporary style and selection of fuel-efficient engines many of them achieving over 60 MPG* combined.

The Clio’s well-designed interior offers a spacious comfortable cabin, delivering an enjoyable ride. You can quickly link your smartphone to the car’s user-friendly infotainment system for hands-free calling and seamless audio streaming. Additionally, even in busy city centres, parking and navigating the Clio is a joy because of its agile handling and compact size.

Audi A1

For new drivers seeking the highest comfort and flair while setting out on summer road trips, the Audi A1 is a high-end and fashionable option. The A1 draws attention everywhere it goes because of its stylish and sporty looks and provides a more opulent driving experience.

The A1’s fuel-efficient engine options can reach a combine MPG range of between 60-70 MPG* ensuring you have balance between performance and economy, meaning an enjoyable and cost-effective journey.

The interior of the cabin is expertly made with high-quality materials, and there is plenty of room for storing your travel necessities. Its advanced technology features transforms every road trip into a great experience, including it’s user-friendly infotainment system, a top-notch sound system, and climate control.

Seat Ibiza

When setting off on summer road trips, the Seat Ibiza is a beautiful and practical option. The Ibiza draws attention on the road with its dynamic style and sporting flair. It provides a range of efficient engines that provide exceptional fuel efficiency and will help to lower your overall trip expenses. The Ibiza’s interior offers a relaxing and spacious setting for the driver and passengers, along with a 350 litre boot space for packing all those trip necessities. The Ibiza is outfitted with cutting-edge technology features including climate control, a user-friendly infotainment system, and smartphone connectivity to keep you connected and comfortable throughout your summer journey.

No matter what your car needs are – adventurous summer trip or not, at Lookers we believe that all our customers deserve to receive a Good Deal . Meaning you’re sure to get the best deal possible, with a simple and transparent process.

So let us help make sure that your experience is special and worth remembering.

There’s no time to lose, Choose Used… Choose Lookers, before the 26th June for your £300 FREE Fuel or Electric Charge Voucher


Peace of mind with Lookers

You can search, order and arrange a collection or home delivery all online on your phone today – using our Click & Drive service.

Knowing you can have complete peace of mind as all our used cars come with:

Money Back Guarantee

If you’re not completely happy with your used vehicle purchase, you can request a refund within 14 days of collection or delivery.

Transparent Pricing

Honest, straightforward pricing. All of our vehicles are offered at the best price possible; this means no haggling and less hassle for you.

Thorough Approved Used Inspection

The servicing and vehicle history will be confirmed independently in full.  

This includes a: 

  • Multi-point test expertly carried out by one of our fully trained technicians  
  • Up-to-date status on scheduled maintenance and MOT tests. 
  • A full HPI Vehicle Check to analyse the history of the vehicle