What in your opinion is the best first car?
Yes it's hypothetical
I'm just gonna make clear that this car wouldn't be for me. Not for anyone. Just out of interest.
Picture this: A kid has just graduated from college and has a job with decent pay. He wants to spend £10,000, no more, on his first car. He wants it to drive nicely, be low on tax and running costs and be relatively practical. What would you recommend?
Here's what I would go with: www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202006200321571?make=FORD&include-delivery-option=on&aggregatedTrim=ST-3&model=FIESTA&radius=1500&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&sort=price-asc&postcode=hp135qp&advertising-location=at_cars&page=1
Low insurance, great to drive, practical as a hatchback too. It's well equipped as it's the ST-3 version and it's well under budget!
(PS it can't be an MX-5 because then it would be the same answer again and again and even though that defeats the point of the question, I don't want "Miata" as the only comment I can see for years).