Eighteen is now the average age to own your first set of wheels, according to research from Co-op Insurance. This comes with a price tag of £4,459 with over half the bill down to insurance.
Less than a third of the cost covers the car itself with the average 18-year-old being the owner of a Vauxhall Corsa worth £1,450.
So how do the rest of the sums stack up? First there's the bill for 20 driving lessons at £480, though research from the AA claims the average number of lessons needed is more like 48 which could bring the driving lesson bill to over £1,000.
Only around 50 as a penalty for poor driving.
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