Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Sorry, there are no cars that match your search

First car advice | small get-around car

Asked by Vanessa

I'm looking to buy my first car and I'm confused and unsure. I have two children under seven, with about $8000 to $10,000 budgeted to buy a small get-around car to drive in the suburbs. I like Mazda2s and Mazda3s, but I don't know much about other small cars or even the Mazdas. What would you recommend, when would be the best time to buy, and should I spend a few extra thousand on top to purchase a better or newer model?

Answered by CarsGuide

9 Feb 2015 Paul Gover

You should not be obsessed by one brand, even though Mazda makes good cars, because companies such as Hyundai are excellent and have better warranty. I'd suggest you get some extra in the kitty and go for a new Hyundai i20 or i30.

Disclaimer: You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice. Carsguide is not liable for the accuracy of any information provided in the answers.

How can we help?

Please note: Questions cannot be answered privately. All answers will be published on CarsGuide.com.au

By clicking on the 'Submit' button you acknowledge you have read and agree to abide by the CarsGuide Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. Carsguide reserves the right to not answer any questions for any reason. You acknowledge and agree that all answers are provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon as bespoke advice.

Over 8,000 questions answered by CarsGuide

Search

Complete Guide to Hyundai
I20

Reviews, price, specs and more