The car to suit you - £12,000 budget

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Are you in the market for a new car, but don't know where to put your money? Perhaps you're unsure whether your cash would be best spent on a new, nearly new or used car? Then this is the place for you.

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Budget £12,000

Name Debbie Walker
Age 30
Drives Citroën C2
Annual mileage 15,000
‘I have a 60-mile round trip to work, so I need a small, fuel-efficient car. The challenge is that it needs a boot big enough for my two full-size golden retrievers. I also want a bit more style than a Honda Jazz.’


Kia Venga
1.4 90 1 £11,995
Target Price
The Venga is a super-sized supermini, with a tall body, big boot and sliding/drop-down rear seats to give Debbie’s hounds plenty of space. Youthful styling, alloys and fuel costs of around eight pence per mile boost appeal.
Or try a… Nissan Note 1.4 Visia, £11,200

Nearly new

VW Golf Plus
1.4 TSI SE
’09/59, £11,000
This beefed-up Golf offers plenty of boot space, fine value for money and good fuel economy. It’s also easy to get into and the rear seats split or slide.
Or try a… Renault Clio Sport Tourer Dy’mique TomTom 1.5 dCi 86
’10/10, £10,495

Used car

Mini Clubman
1.6 Cooper
’08/58, £11,450
The Mini’s iconic styling is as far removed from a Honda Jazz’s as it’s possible to get. It has impressive fuel economy, costs just £95 to tax and the dogs will be happy in the boot.
Or try a… Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Visia, ’07/07, £8255

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