Our guide to buying your child their first car offers useful advice on the following:

  • New vs. used (the pros and cons)
  • A printable comparative checklist (where you can compare the specifications of any models you’re considering)
  • Key factors to consider when deciding on a model (budget, financing, reliability, safety, the car’s purpose, fuel efficiency, insurance and “cool” factors)
  • Car models to consider
Buying your child’s first car can be scary. There are so many things to consider - like affordability, safety, reliability and the “cool factor” which is probably top priority for your young adult. At the end of the day, you want to ensure that you’re buying a car for the right reasons, and that it fits in with your child’s lifestyle whilst satisfying your concerns for their safety.