What is a good first car?

"I’m 22, I’ve graduated from college, and I need a car for the daily commute to my new job. I’m not looking for anything fancy or large; I just want an affordable, reliable car. Which models do you recommend for someone buying their first car?


“Compact cars are the best choice for the daily commute because of their fuel efficiency and affordability and how easy they are to drive. Most of this segment is made up of imported vehicles, and the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra are all good choices. “
Johnny Puckett
Answered on Apr 08, 2021
Johnny Puckett is a freelance writer and automotive expert. He has contributed content to a number of some of the largest online publications, aftermarket automotive manufacturers’ sites, and automotive informational sites. His experience in the automotive and information fields informs his writing at Jerry. His automotive interests bleed into his free time, where he enjoys modifying his favorite cars and woodworking.

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