Best used city cars (and the ones to avoid)

Used city cars provide hassle-free transport that's cheap, simple and, in the case of these modern offerings, cheerful...

1. Best used city cars (and the ones to avoid)
Best used city cars collage
Fiat 500
Fiat 500
Suzuki Celerio
Suzuki Celerio
Fiat Panda
Fiat Panda
Peugeot 108
Peugeot 108
Citroen C1
Citroen C1
Renault Twingo
Renault Twingo
Skoda Citigo
Skoda Citigo
Seat Mii
Seat Mii
Volkswagen Up
Volkswagen Up
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10
Chevrolet Spark
Mitsubishi Mirage
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Need to gad about town with a minimum of fuss and cost? A used city car sounds just the ticket. And if you’re worried you’ll have to compromise on space, style or comfort with a car of this size, let us put your mind at ease.

Modern city cars now available on the second-hand market are some of the best yet, with many even offering some of the best qualities of cars from the class above at a much lower price. Many now have automatic emergency braking systems to either limit or prevent low-speed accidents, while some have very intuitive infotainment systems to keep you connected while on the move.

To help you pick which one’s right for you, we’ve brought together 10 of our favourites and ranked them in order of preference, taking into account price, space, comfort, driver enjoyment, fuel economy and running costs. Read on to find out which one we think is the best.

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