3 things to think about when buying your first car

Purchasing your first car, at any age, is a huge and exciting milestone. There’s so much choice out there in the market, so how do you know which car is the right one for you?

Here at Peoples Ford, we want to help you choose the perfect first car. Our friendly team are on hand to listen to your needs and pair you with the ideal set of wheels.

In the video below Charles talks through the features of our popular Fiesta Trend and explains why it makes a great first car for any new driver.

What is your budget?

First let’s talk budget.

You need to choose a car that you can afford and we’re not just talking about the price of the car. You also need to consider things like insurance, running and service costs.

A car with an economic engine, like the Fiesta Trend is budget friendly. It doesn’t guzzle fuel meaning you don’t spend half your time topping up at the fuel station.

You also need to consider whether or not you want to pay for your car outright or if the company you’re looking to purchase from offers competitive finance options that suit you.

But not to worry, here at Peoples Ford, we have a wide variety of new and used cars to suit any budget. We also have a range of great finance options available across our stock*.

*subject to approval

What safety features does the car have?

Next up, and arguably the most important, is ensuring that you and anyone who rides in the car with you is safe. This is something you should consider when buying any car not just your first car.

However, when you’re a new driver additional safety features can help with the price of your insurance. One thing to look out for and ensure you ask about are the air bags, which should come as standard and be in full working condition. Additional extras such as lane assist and speed limiters/cruise control are also great for keeping you safe too.

Our expert and friendly staff are here to provide advice and support to ensure you get the right car. Don’t just take our word for it, check out our latest customer reviews on Google.

What’s important to you when it comes to styling?

Let’s face it, you definitely want to feel good driving your first car. You want to feel proud of your purchase and show off to all your friends. So with that being said, you need to decide which features you want your car to have, both inside and out.

On the outside, what colour do you want? Are you looking for a car with stylish alloy wheels or tinted privacy glass? On the inside, what technology do you need? For example, would you like the car to support Bluetooth connection so that you can play your music or are you planning to do a lot of travelling so a digital screen for navigation would be useful?

At Peoples Ford, our cars come in a range of colours, shapes and sizes. Most of our vehicles also come with Android and Apple Car Play as standard, along with a SYNC 3 digital screen.

The Fiesta range

The stylish Fiesta Trend, the sporty Fiesta ST and the luxurious Fiesta Vignale.

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