Best used executive cars for less than £10,000 (and the ones to avoid)
From top-of-the-range Skodas to bargain BMWs, our top ten list demonstrates that £10,000 will get you any executive car you desire...
1. BMW 3 Series
There’s a reason the BMW 3 Series is one of the most common sights on Britain’s roads: it also happens to be one of the best all-rounders money can buy, new or used. It’s economical, spacious, fun to drive and comfortable; the interior is classy, it’s well-equipped and has an aspirational, upmarket image. It’s decent value used, too, especially compared with some of the cars lower down this list.
And the executive saloons to avoid…
The first-generation Kia Optima was noisy, uncomfortable and unpleasant to drive. It’s cheap and comes with a long warranty, but that simply isn’t enough to redeem it.
The Suzuki Kizashi was only available with a 2.4-litre petrol engine, four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox – a bizarre specification that makes it expensive to run and not that great to drive.