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Matric exams are nearly done - here are 3 great used cars for first-time owners or young drivers

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2021 Suzuki Swift GLX
2021 Suzuki Swift GLX
Wallace Du Plessis

The matric year can be stressful – and fun too. On the downside, there are exams. But the upside means turning 18 - and hopefully getting your first car after getting your driving licence. Or perhaps you're done studying and in your first job and can now afford to purchase your first vehicle. With hundreds of different models to choose from in the used car market, which one should you buy - and why?

"The choice of a first car can be a dilemma for young drivers or first-time car owners," noted George Mienie, the CEO of AutoTrader. "On the one hand, many want an exotic and performance car - but, in reality, they truly need an affordable, safe and reliable vehicle."

Bearing this in mind, we've looked at AutoTrader listings from 1 January to 31 October 2022.

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