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My first car

Asked by Alannah Orr

I'M 17 years old and ready to buy my first car. Should I buy a used or new car? And what models make a good first car?

Answered by CarsGuide

17 Apr 2008 Carsguide.com.au

BUYING used is not going to cost you as much as buying new, but you need to know about cars or have the help of someone who does. Otherwise, buy new and get the security of a warranty. The new car will also be safer. Generally they have more safety features built into them and will probably use less fuel than an older car. Look at the Mazda 2, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Tiida, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Getz and VW Polo.

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