6000 budget

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What Car? Staff
16 September 2011

6000 budget

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.

We can help you decide the car that's best for you. Just tell us the following information and we'll come up with three options to help you decide what to choose.

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Budget 6000
Name Frank Voyce
Age 86
Drives Hyundai Elantra
Annual mileage 4000
I have been driving for 60 years, but the insurance and running costs are now too high to keep my existing car. Can you recommend a cheaper run-around? If I go for a used car, I want to spend only 2000.
Chevrolet Spark
1.0 7215
Target Price
At the Target Price, the 1.0-litre Spark is the cheapest new car on the market. There arent many frills, but this practical city car does boast six airbags. Its also one of the cheapest cars to run, tax and insure.
Or try a Nissan Pixo 1.0 Visia, 6995
Nearly new
Fiat Panda
1.1 Active Eco
09/59, 4200
The Panda is a solid buy. Its reliable, comfortable and impressively economical to run, costing just 30 in annual road tax. It also sits in the cheapest insurance group.
Or try a... Chevrolet Matiz 1.0 SE+, 09/09, 2950
Used car
Vauxhall Corsa
1.0 12v Life
05/05, 1995
The 1.0-litre 12v is our favourite engine in Corsas of this age; it can return around 50mpg, making fuel costs less of a headache. Insurance, too, will place relatively light demands on Franks wallet.
Or try a VW Polo 1.2 Twist
04/04, 2000