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Best used small cars for less than £10,000

Small doesn’t have to mean stingy, and cheap really can be cheerful, as these fantastic used small cars prove...

Best used small cars for less than £10,000 (and the ones to avoid)
Best used small cars for less than £10,000 (and the ones to avoid)

Small cars are the jacks of all trades. They can be a hoot to drive, they can be compact premium vehicles, ideal for congested city streets, and they can be reliable, good-value transport serving as a second family car.

Deciding which used version to buy can be daunting, though, because of the sheer diversity of what’s available today. For example, for our self-imposed £10,000 budget, you could go for an evergreen such as the Ford Fiesta or splash out on something more fashionable such as the Audi A1 or Mini.

Rest assured, there’s something for everyone and our list aims to reflect this. Take a look at our top 10 and see what takes your fancy.