Best used city cars
City cars are small, agile and cheerful and, bought nearly new, tremendous value too. Here we name our top 10 favourites.....
8. 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, with very cheap insurance.
The 108 has a funky dashboard and a decent amount of equipment. Fuel economy is excellent, with combined averages around 50mpg 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, 3000 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 2018 Citroën C1 1.2 Puretech Flair 5dr, 9000 miles, £6895
6. 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.
Now off-sale new, so snap it up used.
We found 2019 Renault Twingo 0.9 TCe Dynamique S, 3000 miles, £8000
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