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Best deals on What Car? Used Car Buying

Visitors can browse 145,000 used cars for sale, which all come with a warranty, are less than eight years old and have covered less than 100,000 miles. Here are some that have caught our eye...

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As part of our continuing efforts to make buying a great used car as easy as possible, we've teamed up with heycar to launch an online used car buying section to complement our roster of nearly 1000 used reviews.

All of the cars for sale – which you can search through here – are quality checked, come with a warranty, are less than eight years old and have covered less than 100,000 miles. And with 145,000 of them, there's no shortage of choice.

We've already been scouring the adverts so we can reveal some of the very best buys we've come across so far, no matter what sort of car you're after. Our list includes everything from SUVs to performance models, but we start with the city car class first.

Peugeot 108 2018 RHD front tracking shot

Much like the Citroën C1, the 108 can be had with a more potent 1.2-litre petrol (like our example), while the more expensive Toyota Aygo only gets an underpowered 1.0-litre that can feel overwhelmed at faster speeds.

Go for Active trim to get the vital 7.0in infotainment system with smartphone mirroring, or Allure should you need the bigger engine.

We found: 2015 Peugeot 108 1.2 Allure 5dr, 47,637 miles, £4995

Read the full used Peugeot 108 review here >>

Small car

Volkswagen Polo

Search for a used Volkswagen Polo with What Car? Used Car Buying >>

Used Volkswagen Polo Hatchback 2009-2017

If you fancy your small car to be something that bit fancier, try a Volkswagen Polo. Few other small cars have quite the same classy image as the Polo, but it is backed up with a nicely finished interior and impressive refinement - even for long motorway trips.  

We recommend looking for a Match Edition model because it comes with loads of kit, including handy front and rear parking sensors, electric folding mirrors, a useful infotainment system with full smartphone connectivity. Find a pre-April 2017 example with the 89bhp 1.2-litre petrol, and not only will you get a quiet engine, but you'll also pay less in annual car tax. 

We found: 2017 Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI Match Edition 5dr, 42,917 miles, £7986

Read the full used Volkswagen Polo review here >>

Family car

Vauxhall Astra

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Something that's often overlooked, but really shouldn't be is the Vauxhall Astra, a car that drives well, comes with plenty of equipment, and is spectacular value for money. The example we found is around a year old and has air-con, an infotainment system to hook up your smartphone to, and cruise control.

We found: 2019 Vauxhall Astra 1.0T Design, 18,727 miles, £8749

Read the full used Vauxhall Astra review here >>