It can be hard to know which car to buy with so many options on the market at the moment, so we’ve done the research for you and listed our favourite car for beginners, families, and those who want a little luxury in their lives. Take a look at our picks for some inspiration for your next car.

Best beginner car- Volkswagen Up!

Volkswagen has a fantastic reputation for quality and reliability, and their new up! model is perfect for first-time drivers. They are priced affordably and are in the lowest insurance bracket due to the 1 litre engine. The lowest powered version does 68.9 miles to the gallon which is impressively high and will really help young drivers to keep their fuel expenditure to a minimum.

Despite the price the Up! doesn’t cut back on safety features with ESP and six airbags. There are plenty of other great features too like electric front windows, air-con, and enough room to fit four adults comfortably. There’s even a 251-litre boot.

Best family car- Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport

First things first, Vauxhall have upgraded the exterior of the Insignia to give it a much more stylish look. The interior also rivals those of its top competitors but most importantly it is incredibly spacious with loads of leg room and really comfortable seats.

The Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport is also economical which really helps for a family car as you are likely to be making an awful lot of journeys in it, ferrying children too all of their appointments. With its superb build quality you can also rest assured that you and your family will be safe on long car journeys.

Best luxury car- Mercedes S-Class

Driving the Mercedes S-Class is a very smooth experience as Mercedes have completely muted any vibrations even at motorway speeds which is a fantastic feature. Even the engine is incredibly quiet despite its 9-gear gearbox, so you can have lovely peaceful journeys which really give you that luxury driving experience.

It takes just 6 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour in the Mercedes S-Class and it has a top speed of 155 miles per hour. It even does 52.3 miles per gallon which is impressively high for a luxury car. And finally, it has plenty of space and luxury seat features such as heating and massaging functions for ultimate comfort.

To add the finishing touches to your new vehicle, you could get a pair of personalised Mercedes number plates to match.

Hopefully we’ve inspired you to choose one of these fantastic options no matter what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for your very first car the Volkswagen up! is cheap to buy and cheap to run but doesn’t cut back on safety features or even luxury features like the spaciousness and electric windows.  

The Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport is a great choice if you’re looking for you next family car, as it puts comfort first as well as being economic and reliable.

And finally, if luxury is what you’re looking for take a look at the Mercedes S-Class with its incredibly smooth driving experience and massaging seats!

Once you’ve made your choice don’t forget to use a broker to compare car insurance and make sure you set up your road tax too so that you can drive knowing that everything is covered. Getting the right insurance is really important when it comes to driving, so make sure that you get the right one for you.