We’re trying to be semi-sensible here, okay. We’re not going to disappear down Top Gear Silliness Street, pretending that a Dodge Viper is a great first car because its 8.4-litre V10 has loads of torque, so it won’t stall when you try to set off. In fifth gear. With the handbrake on. Come on, we’ve all done it. No? Just us? Oh.
So, a sensible first car suggestion from Top Gear. That’ll be our favourite small car – and all of Britain’s actually. The Ford Fiesta. Not the ST, sadly – for an ex-L-plater, that’s so uninsurable it might as well be a LaFerrari. No, we’ll settle for the humble 84bhp EcoBoost, with big squidgy tyres which ooze through potholes. Such a great chassis, this one. And at long last, a decent interior.