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Looking for a new car? The range of car loans by The NRMA has you covered

Getting a new car is a rite of passage for many. New wheels means a new life, new accessibility and for a lot of people, a whole lot of panic when it comes to thinking about how you’re going to afford it! But, that doesn’t need to be the case.

The range of car loans available from The NRMA can take a hell of a lot of pressure out of what getting a new – or first! – car is about and put a lot of your worries at ease when it comes to vehicle inspections and car history checks amongst other things.

To make your decision that much easier, here’s a list of the top 4 first car choices for 2017 you have to add to the list. It doesn’t matter if you’re after a loan for a new car or a used car loan, The NRMA can help you afford and get you on the road.

Peugeot 208 hatchback

The French brand’s wheels are sophisticated to look at, both inside and out and it’s also a pleasant drive. The Peugeot 208 5-door has had a makeover: this compact, next-generation hatchback is now even sportier and more elegant. The entry-level 1.0-litre petrol model is sufficiently powerful for those using the car around town and is capable of 65.7mpg. The most frugal diesel model claims an incredible 94.2mpg. Overall the 208 is a great looking car and a very cost-effective way to get on the road.

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Volkswagen Polo hatchback

The Volkswagen Polo is perfect for uncovering all the latest burger joints, pop-up stores, gallery openings, silent dance parties, organic markets, food trucks, graffiti walls or sculpture trails. The car features include a nippy and fuel efficient TSI engine, App Connect so you can access some of your favourite smartphone apps on the media display and a Rear View Camera to help you in and out of the tightest parking spaces.

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Kia Rio

It has one of the coolest and highest-quality interiors in its class, and it’s a hoot to drive with its short wheelbase and firm (though not harsh) suspension. What’s more, the Rio’s edgy styling–especially in hatchback trim with the big wheels–is one more example of how Kia is pushing the envelope.

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At around $18,000 to start, the Impreza isn’t the least-expensive small car, but it does have the all-weather and performance benefits of all-wheel drive. It has competitive fuel economy despite the drag of all-wheel drive, achieving an awesome 36 mpg highway with the new 2.0-litre engine.

If you’re unsure if you can afford a car at this price, use The NRMA car loans calculator to sort it out.

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James Banham is an Australian lifestyle, fashion and entertainment journalist. His writing can be found on these many topics and more in print and online publications around the country.
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