There is nothing like "car for learners". I would say you would be damn lucky to own a FIAT even if you are in learning phase. Best metaphor i can think of is "way to heaven passes through hell". With FIATs, your driving basics will be so evolved, solid & composed that nothing else would ever suffice in future. You would set such high standards for the 2nd car that you may hardly find a replacement, till you decide to really dent your pocket. I mean "an Audi or BMW" for next level of evolution. Now you are learning to drive because it is an implication for commutation, with FIAT, it will become PASSION:cool. It's up-to you, if you want to experience hell first & realize what heaven is all about or start from heaven itself. Experience it to understand it. Words won't help you much here.