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The results are in…would you agree?

Research from Northern Ireland’s largest insurance comparison website shows the most popular cars for young drivers aged 18-25, in Belfast, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Ford in that order.


Young drivers most favourite car

More specifically the Vauxhall Corsa was the favourite amongst the Vauxhall brand followed by Volkswagen Golf and the Ford Fiesta.


The data, from, is taken from a sample of almost 6000 young drivers in Northern Ireland from 2019-2020, across five highly populated cities; Newry, Lisburn, Belfast, Armagh and Derry / Londonderry.


The rest of Northern Ireland had a similar variation of Volkswagen, Vauxhall and Ford, with Volkswagen coming out on top everywhere but Belfast.  Ford was consistently third with Fiesta being the top model every time.


“Still, while many young drivers might be open to paying a little more to insure a motor with a bigger engine, their relative inexperience or small no claims bonus means it’s still vital that they shop around to ensure they aren’t paying over the odds. Our aim is to bring more transparency to the insurance process by giving the power back to the customer, so they can easily see what is on offer across the market, then choose for themselves what suits them – at a competitive price.”


Most wanted new car also sponsor the FirstCar Awards for young drivers – according to the awards, the most wanted new car of 2020 for young drivers is actually the Audi A1 followed by the Honda E and finally the Vauxhall Corsa.


Most wanted used car

The most wanted used car was the Mini Hatch.  Advice for young drivers plus this year’s winners announced here.


 Breakdown by city

NI Young Driver Statistics, 18–25 year olds, top NI cities, top 3 most popular cars – make and model, across 2019/2020 from a sample size of 6000.

NI City Top Young Driver Make Model
Newry 1-Volkswagen Golf
  2-SEAT Leon
  3-Vauxhall Corsa
Derry / Londonderry 1-Volkswagen Golf
  2-Vauxhall Corsa
  3-Ford Fiesta
Armagh 1-Volkswagen Golf
  2-Vauxhall Corsa
  3-Ford Fiesta
Lisburn 1-Volkswagen Golf / Polo
  2-Vauxhall Corsa
  3-Ford Fiesta
Belfast 1-Vauxhall Corsa
2-Volkswagen Polo
3-Ford Fiesta



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