Okay, before we start, we did have good intentions for this post. A run down of the five most popular cars that girls aged 21 or younger own seemed like a great idea; a snapshot of what one group of our customers liked to drive, an insight into the habits of the younger generation.
Sadly, probably because those cars don’t cost all that much and are usually reliable and safe, it turns out that the top five, even the top 10 list, isn’t really very exciting.
To get us around that problem and to avoid an overly dull blog entry, we’ve decided to throw away the list, the actual genuine facts, and focus instead on the top 5 cute small cars that we think young girl drivers want, based on some extensive research (read: asking the ladies in the office).
So without further ado, and in no particular order, we present Adrian Flux’s Top Five Cars For Young Girls:
- Alfa Romeo MiTo
Kicking off the list, the Alfa Romeo MiTo represents a slight departure from the norm for Alfa, though whether that is deliberate or not is the cause of some discussion. Angling itself toward the supermini/‘sporty city car’ market, the MiTo eschews some of the brands classic “driver involvement” feelings in favour of producing something a little more nippy and modern.
Whilst some argue that the MiTo provides a kind of limp-wristed middle ground between the Alfas of old and modern greats like the Fiat 500 or the Mini, something has to be said for the stylish looks of the car, and the sheer joy that comes from owning an Alfa of any sort.
It is worth noting that prices for a MiTo range from around £4,500 to £10,000 on average, enough to buy a reasonably specced 500 or Mini, and we know which we would prefer…
- Nissan Figaro
With prices starting at around £3,000, the Nissan Figaro represents one of our cheaper choices, though prices do range all the way up to £10,000 or more for well-kept examples. A quick browse shows that many variants of the Figaro are now available, done by private individuals, in a range of colours and finishes – enhancing the already stunning looks of the car, albeit at a premium.
Though these cars are now all ageing a little, being built in a limited run in the 90s, and perhaps not being the most powerful of cars on the market, it’s clear that the Figaro leans heavily on its looks for continued success. With 1950s styling both inside and out, and with more than a hint of the classic Goggomobil about it, the Figaro stands out from the cluster of modern cars, and its chic interior and cute exterior will doubtless appeal to many, female or not.
- Fiat 500
The heavyweight of our list, and the car that most of you knew had to be on this countdown somewhere, the Fiat 500 is perhaps the pinnacle of the modern city car. Featuring the same practicality, performance and efficiency of the Fiat Panda, but with styling reminiscent of its post-war ancestor, the 500 is now immensely popular and instantly recognisable on our streets.
With an array of engine options and endless aesthetic customisation available, the variants of 500 are limitless. What tie them together are the core facts, that it is a 3-door car, not so useful for families, and offers generally good mpg performance.
The main draw of the Fiat 500 over the Panda, a Mini, or any other similar car you care to name, is quite simply that the others aren’t a 500. Few other cars on our roads right now offer the same quality and hassle-free drive in such an iconic and good-looking package, which we think represents possibly the best cute car for young girls.
- Volkswagen Beetle
Now, we aren’t really sure whether Beetles, by which we mean the new sort, not the classic old ones, are still cool or not. There was definitely a time, only a few years ago, when Beetles were a common sight on our roads – but even if that time is now over we still think the Beetle deserves a place in this list.
Cheap, starting from just under £1,000 on autotrader, attractive and easy to run, the new Beetles owe much of their success to VWs flagship Golf GTI. Based on the Golf and with a variety of engine options borrowed from its successful sibling, the Beetle provides both style and economy, easily competing with the likes of the Fiat 500 or Panda and the Mini across any measure.
- Mini Hatch
A car that needs no introduction – the Mini Hatch rose quickly to be a favourite amongst Mini enthusiasts and general motorists alike. Continuing the legacy of the British classic, but under the exacting eye of its German manufacturer, the Mini Hatch, and its Clubman and Countryman offshoots, provides everything you could possibly want from a small car.
With powerful performance, good economy, instantly recognisable styling and a wealth of customisable options, the Mini surely rises to the top of its class. A range of engine options provides a little extra go when needed, without compromising on fuel efficiency, whilst the Mini’s new bulk and modern equipment are more than enough to assuage any safety and handling concerns.
Mini Hatches are available for surprisingly little money, with prices starting at roughly £1,000 on autotrader, though this can rocket up when looking at new, kitted out options. Regardless of what you want to spend, a Mini of any kind provides reliable performance and iconic good looks that have spanned decades and must be counted amongst the very best cars for young girls.
A pretty conclusive list then, with a variety of styles and prices available to suit any taste and need. The good thing about many of these smaller, lower powered, cars is that they are both affordable to run and cheap to insure.
Adrian Flux offers a massive range of insurance policies to suit pretty much any car you can think of, and we won’t discriminate against young drivers, whatever their gender or driving experience. Visit https://www.adrianflux.co.uk/young-drivers/ for more information and to get in touch with our staff to answer any questions you have.
Oh and, incase you were wondering, here’s the real top five – the five most popular first cars for young girls:
- Vauxhall Corsa
- Volkswagen Golf
- Vauxhall Astra
- Ford Fiesta
- Ford Focus