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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 Citron 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.
New
Kia Venga
1.4 90 1 11,995
Target Price
11,001
The Venga is a super-sized supermini, with a tall body, big boot and sliding/drop-down rear seats to give Debbies 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. Its also easy to get into and the rear seats split or slide.
Or try a Renault Clio Sport Tourer Dymique TomTom 1.5 dCi 86
10/10, 10,495
Used car
Mini Clubman
1.6 Cooper
08/58, 11,450
The Minis iconic styling is as far removed from a Honda Jazzs as its 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