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ingenie hands over the keys to FirstCar’s lucky new driver

First Car Vauxhall Corsa winner  

Every year thousands of learners, just-passed drivers and instructors enter our survey in partnership with FirstCar magazine. And this year, we had a RECORD amount of entries with 62 THOUSAND people entering for a chance to win. The prize?

An ingenie ice scraper! Just kidding. A brand new Vauxhall Corsa 3 Door 1.4 Energy worth over £13,000. And with a slick, sparkling white exterior and all the on-board safety and tech features you could dream of - it was definitely worth a shot.

But, there could only be one winner...

A pass and a win

Emilia Joss from Wimborne was randomly selected as this year's car winner - and what a week it was for her!

Emilia passed her driving test on Tuesday and by the following Monday ingenie were handing her the keys to her brand new set of wheels...no pressure to pass the test at all!

But the incentive of a new car worked, along with Emilia's hard work, as she aced a first-time pass and gained her full licence. So double congratulations were in order on car collection day.

Well done on becoming a fully-qualified driver AND the owner of an awesome new car in the space of a week, Emilia.

Vauxhall Corsa - FirstCar winner
15th July 2019 when I got a phone call from FirstCar will be one of the most memorable days of my life! For a while after I was in complete disbelief and it took a while to sink in that I had actually just won a car in a competition that 62,000 people had entered, I never thought something as unbelievable as that would happen to an ordinary girl like me. I am so grateful as this will change my life so much.ッ

Emilia Joss
Wimborne, Dorset

As home was down in Dorset for Emilia and her family, she sensibily let Mum slip into the driving seat to get her new pride and joy safely home - but she's very much looking forward to taking the car out later this week for some shorter, more familiar first drives around her hometown.

Emelia - FirstCar winner

Next year could be you!

It couldn't be simpler to enter. Just fill in FirstCar's 3-minute survey and you could be getting a phone call next summer where you'll need to sit down to believe it's real.

What are you waiting for?


Katey Gregory

By Katey Gregory

Katey Joined ingenie in 2014 and is in charge of all things social and content. She passed her driving test in 2015 and her first car is a Toyota Yaris T3 named Tyrone.