Today, you can buy more car for less money than any time in history.
In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a more affordable new car than one in the micro car segment. The segment may not be the most glamorous, but it’s crucially important.
We’ve got five of the most popular choices here, and each pitches itself as the ideal My First Car.
We’ve roped in five CarAdvice employees who are all in the target age range for these types of cars.
Early twenties, full-time employment, city dwelling, and each is going to spend a weekend with a car. To decide who gets what we’re going with the CarAdvice tradition - keys in a bowl.
Zo is 24 and is the CarAdvice production coordinator. She’s drawn the Hyundai Accent, which is priced, from $14,990 before on-road costs.
Marcus is our 25 year-old office administrator. He’ll be spending the weekend with the Suzuki Celerio, priced from $12,990 drive-away
Paired with the Holden Spark is Eva. She’s 23 and spends her days as our Ad Operations Coordinator. The Spark is priced from $13,990 before on-road costs
Usually focused on his role as National Account Manager – 24 year old Mat will focus on the Kia Picanto for the next couple of days. The Picanto, costs $14,990 drive-away.
Sam is our 24 year-old CarAdvice Contributor and in the lucky dip, he’s grabbed the keys to the Mitsubishi Mirage, which is priced from $12,250 before on-road costs.
These ladies and gents will head off for the weekend and get to know the cars. We’ll check back in with them on Monday to find out what they thought.
Our more senior, seasoned CarAdvice road testers also put the cars through their paces. To find out what they thought of this cheap and cheerful bunch, read the full written comparison at CarAdvice.com.