Car makers grab headlines by shouting about how their little car is the cheapest you can buy, and there are several models available for around £8000 or less.
While the Dacia Sandero starts at a whisker less than £6000, the more expensive Kia Picanto and Skoda Citigo still offer good value for money. Spending more on either gets you a higher-quality cabin and more standard equipment.
So which of these basic bargains should you spend your money on? Watch our video verdict on the three cheapest mainstream cars in the UK.