Volkswagen Golf most popular car for young drivers

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.

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

  • Parking the car overnight close to the house either in a private driveway or garage
  • Opting for a slower car with a smaller engine
  • Avoiding expensive ‘modifications’
  • Choosing a car with an alarm, immobiliser and fit a tracker
  • Exploring the use of a telematics insurance product
  • Keeping mileage low
  • Driving safely and avoid motoring convictions / build up a No Claims Bonus
  • Considering completing the ‘Pass Plus’ or ‘RoSPA Advanced Drivers and Riders’ test

Seopa, the parent company of and, was founded by the Northern Irish entrepreneur, Greg Wilson, in 2003. is Northern Ireland’s largest price comparison platform, while the company’s platform is one of the leading insurance comparison sites in the UK.

The comparison experts also cover niche driver products such as Learner Driver Insurance, 4×4 insurance and Young Driver Insurance.