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Best student cars

As a student, you're probably looking for a car that's just as reliable as it is cheap to run. Whether you use it to get to classes or to travel home for reading week, a car is a practical investment that makes getting around a whole lot easier. 

But which cars are best for students? Here are our top six picks:

Side view of VW Polo in showroom
Interior view of VW Polo

Volkswagen Polo

Popular among new and young drivers, the Volkswagen Polo is both smart and spacious, so there's plenty of room for friends in the back.

Thanks to its efficient engine and fuel efficiency, the Volkswagen Polo is cheap to run and comes with affordable insurance ratings.

If you're looking for a small car that won't let you down, this model is a great choice.


Side view of Fiat 500 in showroom
Interior view of Fiat 500

Fiat 500

Fashionable and thrifty, the Fiat 500 is the ideal run-around for students who are looking to bag something on a budget. 

Its compact size makes this model fun and easy to drive and park in those tight spaces in town.

With low CO2 emissions and excellent fuel economy, the Fiat 500 is inexpensive to run and comes with low road taxes.


Side view of Vauxhall Corsa in showroom
Interior view of Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa

Sturdy, safe, and spacious, the Vauxhall Corsa is a firm favourite for young drivers looking to get value for money.

Low insurance ratings and fuel efficiency make the Vauxhall Corsa one of the cheapest cars to run.

With spacious seating and a large boot, there is plenty of room for luggage when travelling back home and for driving your mates around.


Side view of Ford Fiesta in showroom
Interior view of Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

A model that has stood the test of time, the Ford Fiesta is celebrated as Britain's best-selling car. 

Compact, safe, and stylish, this car is both great to drive and nice to look at with light steering and straightforward controls to complement its striking design. 

Scoring five stars for safety, this Ford model is practical for those looking for a reliable car that's cheap to run and insure.


Side view of Kia Picanto in showroom
Interior view of Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto

With cheap running costs and low insurance rates, the Kia Picanto is an attractive car for young drivers and first-time buyers.

Featuring a smart and comfortable design that offers a decent drive, this car can easily get you and your friends around town in style.

If you're looking for value for money motoring, the Kia Picanto could be the car for you.


Side view of Citroen DS3 in showroom
Interior view of Citroen DS3

Citroen DS3

With a sleek hatchback design and sharp safety features, the DS3 is a superb supermini for those who prioritise safety, space, and style.

A quality car that provides young drivers with a comfortable and reliable ride, the DS3 is also proudly fuel-efficient with low running costs.

To discover the extensive range of used vehicles we have available at Carbase, pop into one of our dealerships or get in touch today.


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