Best model for learner?
Anything small, underpowered (preferably with an engine no bigger than 1.2 litres, due to Irish car insurance quirks) and cheap. This automatically invites you to look at city cars – vehicles like the Volkswagen Up/SEAT Mii/Skoda Citigo, Peugeot 108/Citroen C1/Toyota Aygo, the Opel Karl, Ford Ka+… and then the two best for you, the current Hyundai i10 or the Kia Picanto. Both have long warranties and both are rather good to drive, while they have 1.0-litre engine choices to keep the running costs low.
Shane O' Donoghue - 02-Aug-2019