Used car prices are sky-high at the moment up 30% compared with this time last year so buying new could actually make financial sense.
We've rounded up some great new car offers, and these impressive discounts are all available until October 16.
This tiny supermini is perfect for those on a budget, and now it's available with a discount of 1327 from Drivethedeal.com, which has the 1.0i VT five-door model on sale for 7118.
Find the Citroen deal here
Fiat's Bravo can't match its rivals for performance, but it looks stylish and 3400 off the price could sweeten the deal. Visit Fiatsupasaver.com to find the 1.4 T-Jet 120 Dynamic model for 11,295.
Full details of the Fiat Bravo deal here
The ever-popular family hatchback is great to drive and well equipped. Drivethedeal.com is offering the 1.8 Titanium five-door model for 14,205, a discount of 4990 off the list price.
Ford Focus: deal details
Sharp looks and a sharp drive, plus great reliability: the Honda Civic is a classy package. The sporty 2.2 i-CDTi Type S GT three-door model is discounted by 2732 at UKnewcars.co.uk, where it's on sale at 16,093.
Find the Honda Civic deal here
Jaguar's compact executive estate car has a touch of old-school class about it, and won't be on sale much longer. Snap up a 2.2D Sport Premium model for 22,421 at Carfile.net and save 6869.
Find the Jaguar X-type deal here
Want a 4x4 that doesn't prick your environmental conscience? The hybrid Lexus 450h SE-L is cleaner than many luxury off-road rivals. Save 3684 at Drivethedeal.com where it's on sale for 46,776.
Full details of the Lexus RX deal here
Featuring 'green' technology that makes it cheaper to run, the Mercedes C250 CDI BlueEfficiency SE saloon is also cheaper to buy at Motorlogix.com, where you'll find a 3092 discount, bringing the price down to 22,883.
Find the Mercedes-Benz C-Class deal here
This thoroughly pleasing people-carrier is a fine way for the family to travel. Drivethedeal.com has the 1.6 VTi 120 Exclusive model for 15,756, a saving of 2639 on the list price.
Full details of savings on the Peugeot 3008
The Renault Espace seats seven in a classy cabin, although the back row is best for kids. Coast2coastcars.co.uk is offering more than 5000 off the list price, selling the 2.0 dCi 130 Dynamique model for 19,875.
Find the Renault Espace deal here
There's masses of space inside the Yeti, and it's good to drive, too. The two-wheel drive 2.0 TDi CR 110 SE version is on offer at Drivethedeal.com for 13,989 a saving of 2976 off the list price.
Full Skoda Yeti deal details can be found here
Sunny autumn days are perfect for roof-down driving, and the Eos is a great car. Check out Uknewcars.co.uk for a 3855 discount on the 1.4 TSi 160 SE model, which is 18,255.
Find Volkswagen Eos deal details here
For a stylish compact estate car that's good to drive and well kitted, try the Volvo V50. The 1.6D DRIVe SE Lux model is discounted by 3621 at Coast2coastcars.co.uk, where it now costs 18,824.
Find Volvo V50 deal details here