Students or young professionals who are about to enter the car market are always advised to be more careful and consider the financial commitment that comes with buying a new vehicle.

AutoTrader has compiled a list of cars that make for good first-time purchases.

Talking to BusinessTech, AutoTrader Marketing Director Angelique Lynch said good options are always the Volkswagen Polo or Polo Vivo, the Toyota Aygo, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Micra, and Suzuki Swift, as well as the Suzuki Celerio.

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AutoTrader says all vehicles included in the list are safe, economical and relatively affordable.  Lynch said new models include Renault Duster and new Datsun Go.

The Duster is expected to be available in either 4×2 or 4×4 guise.

AutoTrader said that from November 2018, the Go will gain ABS and two airbags as standard.

“If you’re looking for a higher-priced new vehicle with all the green credentials, you’ll want to know about the Nissan Leaf,” Lynch was quoted as saying.

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Lynch said the Leaf is a more expensive option, but it’s cheap to run and kinder to the environment.

Top 10 vehicles according to AutoTrader:

  1. Datsun Go
  2. Ford Fiesta
  3. Nissan Leaf
  4. Nissan Micra
  5. Renault Duster
  6. Suzuki Celerio
  7. Suzuki Swift
  8. Toyota Aygo
  9. Volkswagen Polo Trendline
  10. Volkswagen Polo Vivo