If you’re a first-time driver—or if someone in your family is learning to drive—used cars are a great option.

Why are Used Cars Good for First-time Drivers?

Used cars have a lot of advantages over new cars for first-time drivers. Here are a few reasons you might choose a used car over a new one:

  • They cost less than new cars, so a first-time driver won’t have to save up or finance as much for their vehicle.
  • Used cars tend to come with lower insurance rates.
  • You don’t have to pay more for add-ons or options available in new cars.

Basically, a used car isn’t a major investment compared to a brand-new vehicle fresh off the assembly line, so they’re perfect for first-time drivers who aren’t ready to purchase a new car.

Are Used Cars Safe for First-time Drivers?

Vehicle safety regulations change over time, and automakers are constantly innovating new safety amenities. But you can rest assured that most cars sold in the United States—even used ones—are completely safe as long as they’ve passed professional inspection.

As you shop used cars for sale, talk to your local dealership about the condition of each vehicle. You can also look into certified pre-owned cars, which generally have low mileage and no accident history.

Which Used Cars are Good for First-time Drivers?

To find the best used cars for first-time drivers, just take a look at the most reliable vehicles available. Here are a few examples of great starter vehicles:

  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Chevrolet Trax
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Mazda CX-9

Scott Lot wants to help you find the perfect car for your first-time driver. Stop by today to talk to our team and see our available used cars!