Best used city cars for less than £10,000
Used city cars provide hassle-free transport that's cheap, simple and, in the case of these modern offerings, cheerful...
7= Peugeot 108
If all you’re after is a cheap little car to get you around, you could do a lot worse than the Peugeot 108 or its sibling, the Citroën C1 (see below). These tiddlers are rather old compared with the other cars here, and both have cramped back seats and a tiny boot. However, you get what you pay for, because, like for like, these are among the cheapest small cars you can get.
The 108 has a funky dashboard and a decent amount of equipment. Fuel economy is excellent, with combined averages in the high 60mpgs for both the 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre petrol engines. You can even get an open-top version with an electrically retractable fabric roof.
We found 2019 Peugeot 108 1.2 Puretech Allure 5dr, 2818 miles, £7500
7= Citroën C1
The Citroën C1 is essentially the same car as the Peugeot 108, just with a different badge and tweaked styling. Prices, equipment and engines are much the same, so which one you choose should simply rest on what’s available nearby.
For those who worship the sun, you can get an open-top C1 (called the Airscape) with a retractable fabric roof. All but the most basic version of the C1 get a 7.0in infotainment touchscreen you can link your smartphone to, allowing you to use sat-nav apps, listen to your music and read text messages.
We found 2019 Citroën C1 1.2 Puretech Flair 5dr, 10 miles, £8995
5. Renault Twingo
Spacious, practical and reasonably quiet, the Renault Twingo is an impressive little city car, spoiled only by its high cost when new. However, prices are much more reasonable on the used market, making it a very appealing prospect second-hand.
You still get the cute, quirky styling and a great range of paint colours to choose from, plus many Twingos will have been specified with unusual decals and colourful interior trims.
We found 2019 Renault Twingo 0.9 TCe Dynamique S, 89 miles, £9000
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