I've recently become the owner of my first car in co ownership with my boyfriend as I was learning to drive in his car which drastically fell apart on the way back from our trip to Scotland forcing us into looking at a new car or another second hand car. Weighing up the options, such as problems that could arise with another secondhand car and the extremely good deal on a new car we opted for the latter.
Being a learner driver I needed a car with a low insurance group, cheap to run and nothing too big whereas my boyfriend wanted a fun car and nothing boring to drive. In the end I had three choices which I progressed to the to test drive stage, Citroen DS3, Skoda Fabia and the Skoda Citigo Sport. When going to the dealerships the offers you see aren't always as good as they seem, the Citroen DS3 was a lovely car but not the right deal for us, they enticed us in with zero percent finance but this turned out to be pretty much impossible to get. We then looked at the Fabia, which we both liked but found the deals and engine combinations unattractive. Then, like the three bears porridge story we found the one that was just right! The Citigo Sport, a fabulously fun and cheeky little car, perfect finance options and we got £1500 worth of extras for FREE, including leather steering wheel with red stitching, gear stick surround, handbrake, touchscreen infotainment device, limited edition alloys, privacy glass and above all else the go faster stripe.
There were three choices of colour when buying the Citigo Sport which are white, red or black (an extra £500 in black) we decided on red as white would show the dirt too often and we weren't going to pay an extra £500 for black. However, there was only only red one around, currently in the docks! We had to wait... Three weeks later we got to to pick up our first car together and ever since we have been extremely happy with it.
It suits both our needs and desires perfectly, for me it's small, easy to park and very cheap on insurance. For my other half it is responsive, engaging and fun. Also, it's 3 cylinder petrol engine manages to average around 55mpg and costs us precisely £0 to tax! A more complete package is hard to imagine.
I have also now booked my driving test which is on the morning of Halloween! Wish me luck.