When buying a new car, there’s a lot to consider.
Many go for the best features a car offers, perhaps the best looking or the highest performance. But what if you’re not too bothered by all that and simply want a fresh, new car backed by a warranty and the reassuring knowledge you’re the only owner?
Well, we’ve come up with a list of ten of the best cheap cars you can buy today…
Good news! Dacia’s cheap and cheerful Sandero is one of the best bargains on the market. Mechanically, it’s a previous-generation Renault Clio underneath meaning great driving dynamics and reliability — backed up by good looks, quality and an optional five-year warranty. Prices for the Sandero begin at £5,995.
The Celerio is the cheapest way into new Japanese car ownership in the UK — which means it comes with trademark Japanese reliability, dependability and cheap running costs. Suzuki has established itself as a producer of well-valued small cars and the Celerio is no exception. Want one? Prices start from £7,499.
The iconic British brand MG has reinvented itself as a producer of cheap cars thanks to new Chinese backing. The MG3 supermini offers a lot of metal for the money, with a competitive amount of luggage space and equipment, as well as an ever-expanding network of highly-rated dealerships for the manufacturer. You can buy one from £8,695.
The German-designed and South-Korean built Viva is a great budget offering from one of Britain’s most iconic brands. The Vauxhall offers copious amounts of equipment as well as a bright selection of colours allowing you to stand out from the crowd without paying over the odds. Prices start at £9,765.
Citroen’s C1 offers cute, funky styling and plenty of factory customisation in a well-built and well-priced package. The C1 oozes character and is perfect for those who see their car as an extension of their personality. It’s available from £8,995.
The Seat Mii brings Spanish flair to the supermini segment, as well as a quirkier badge choice. It’s mechanically identical to Volkswagen’s Up and Skoda’s Citigo, with all three reknown for providing a premium package, without a high mark-up — starting at £9,795.
Korean manufacturers have gone from strength-to-strength in recent years, becoming known for cars punching above their weight. Kia’s Picanto is no different — offering style, personality, great equipment and great engines alongside a seven-year warranty. You can get it from £9,450.
Like its Kia sibling, the Hyundai i10 offers a great little package for little cost. It’s mechanically similar to the Picanto, but offers a more refined visual look for those who don’t want to make a huge statement. Prices begin at £8,995.
Peugeot’s 108 shares a platform with the previously mentioned Citroen C1 — but from a brand who are aiming to head up market. It offers all the quirks of the C1, but with more reserved looks it is more suited for the under-the-radar personality. Prices begin at £8,995.
Much like its animal namesake, the Fiat Panda is packed with character. It’s one of the most practical city cars on the market and although it’s been around for quite some time now, it punches with the best at its price. It’s available from £9,405.