Lets say my budget is €5,000? I was looking into getting a VW Golf, maybe a 2005 model. I drive manual so I'd steer away from Automatic (see what I did there?).
Really I have no major requirements - other than I want a respectable first car! If I have to go around in a car with a plastic spoiler on the back and neon lights underneath, I'll just cycle around!


What did everybody here have as their fist cars? And would you recommend them?