Best and worst small cars for less than £10,000

We name the models you should consider if you're looking for an affordable new car – and the one you should steer clear of...

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If you're after a new small hatchback, there are lots of fine cars to choose from. And what's even better is that you don't have to spend more than £10,000 to find a good one. In fact, if you look in our new car deals section, you'll find lots of great cars for less than that.

Most of these options are classed as city cars; that means they're ideally suited to cruising around towns or cities – although many are also perfectly at home in the countryside or on the motorway. These small cars are easy to park, too, and while they may not offer the sort of space you'd find in a larger family car, they do offer clever ways to maximise space for both people and luggage.

Here's our pick of the new cars on sale today if you're on a budget.