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    Question 1st time driver/buyer advice

    First post so bear with me
    I have been working towards my licence for some time and feel close to the finish line ... will find out on test day. I don't want to leave the car search until the last minute so starting some research now. I am hoping for some guidance here on car options based on my requirement:

    Mature driver late 30's need something that will fit my young family of four ... one toddler one infant ... boot space for a buggy etc ... and the occasional mother in law. I have been learning on Peugeot 208 and 308 and feel comfortable in both but conscious perhaps too crammed?

    Car type perhaps a hatchback costing under 2k. Just need something basic and safe for the first year.

    Many thanks.

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    If you are on a budget I'd look at a well looked after Japanese car - especially Toyota Yaris/Auris. If they have been looked after they should last better than the Peugeot.

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    Agreed. Just keep looking and don't buy anything without a good idea of how well it's been looked after. A full service history would be a good start and you can check the MOTs online. Then you find someone knowledgable to go with you to look at it and bargain.

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    Thank you Santa, alan1302 appreciate the advice. I have started researching based on your feedback.

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