You may think as a learner you’ll be stuck in an old Micra or Sandero. However, that’s not the case with Adrian Flux
At Adrian Flux, we can offer comprehensive learner driver insurance from £1 per day up to insurance group 30. If you’re a learner, you may not know quite what this includes so we thought we’d put together a list of some of the coolest cars that fall into this group.
So, in no particular order, here are our favourites:
Alfa Spider 2.4 JDTM Q-Tronic
It’s an unwritten rule in motoring that you’re not a true petrol head until you’ve owned an Alfa. Well, even if you can’t afford one, you can get learner cover on the classic Italian sports car: the Alfa Spider.
True, it’s not as stylish as it once was and it will probably breakdown before you pass your test but the Spider is THE original European sports car. It drives beautifully (after all, it’s an Alfa) and is also economical thanks to its diesel engine. We’d love to be able to put the stunning new 4C on this list but we think this is a more than adequate replacement.
Range Rover Evoque 2.2 TD4
Whichever way you look at it, the Evoque is a stylish car by Range Rover standards. The ‘Coupe’ looks sleek and aggressive at the same time and packs plenty of punch thanks to its 2.2ltr engine. In reality, it’s a Freelander with new styling and more expensive trim; so don’t expect it to set any handling records but it is extremely comfortable.
Whilst a Range Rover may not be everybody’s cup of tea, this list is aimed at learners and we don’t care who you are; any learner driving this is cool.
BMW 320i Sport
It’s been around since 1975 but the 3 series is a classic and great to drive. Its looks may not have changed a huge amount over the years but this car is smart and looks expensive which can only be good, right?
Performance on this beast doesn’t disappoint, with a top speed of 146mph (DON’T try this at home) and does 0-62 in 7.5secs. Ride quality is good and the handling will make you feel like a pro.
Ultimately, this is a fantastic car that anyone would love to drive. It’s build quality is impressive and is fairly cheap to run If you can get your learner hands on it, you’ll want to keep it forever.
Lotus Elan S2
This is partially included in our list as Lotus are based not far from Adrian Flux, but if you know anything about cars and motorsport, you’ll know Lotus’ reputation for coolness (James Bond had 2!).
One of the most successful race teams ever whose list of drivers is unrivalled; Ayrton Senna, Jim Clark, Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi, Graham Hill, Mika Hakkinen, and Mario Andretti to name a few!
It’s fair to say that when it comes to producing lightweight sports cars, Lotus know what they’re doing. The Elan has rapid acceleration and corners like it’s on rails, it’s much more reliable than some other models and it looks pretty retro too. The body is fibreglass so there’s not issues with rust but the electrics can be a little … dodgy.
If you’ve ever wanted to drive a living legend, the Elan should definitely be high on your list.
Golf 2.0 TSI GTi Performance Pack
Like the BMW, the Golf’s been around since 1975 but the VW is arguably the more famous. This little hatchback is fabulous; fast, comfortable, and well equipped, if you like hot hatches – look no further!
The new engine makes a huge difference to performance and offers 227 bhp and a 0-62mph time of 6.5secs. The Performance Pack adds bigger front brakes (with sexy red callipers), ventilated disks and a limited slip diff too.
Handling is responsive and with the slip diff, it’s incredibly fun to drive.
You also get 18in alloys, bi-xenon headlamps, VW’s City Emergency Braking, and DAB radio as standard. It’s also cheap to run, with fuel economy at 47mpg. This is probably the best Golf GTi yet!
The Joker – Aston Martin Cygnet
OK, bear with us on this. The Cygnet was built to ensure that Aston complied with EU environmental regulations and were able to carry on producing beasts such as the DB9, Zagato, Rapide, and Vanquish etc.
The Cygnet is a Toyota iQ with a different badge, some expensive bits and a huge price tag. It doesn’t drive brilliantly, it’s a little slow and remarkably hideous, but … it’s an ASTON MARTIN so who cares? You’ll be driving an Aston and that makes anybody cool. End of discussion.