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

Small cars can be fun, distinctive and high-quality alternatives to larger vehicles. Here are 10 of the best for less than £10,000...

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24 Aug 2016 6:0 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

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

The Fiesta is a bestseller for good reason. Ford knows how to do small cars well and the attractive Fiesta was another feather in its cap, with class-leading ride and handling qualities, plus a vast amount of engine choices to suit enthusiasts and misers in equal measure. Its infotainment system was always a downside as it peppered the dashboard with buttons, but the rest of the package is so good that it’s hardly a deal-breaker.

We found: 2016 1.0 EcoBoost Zetec 5dr 2,345 miles £9647

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And the small cars to avoid…

Nissan Micra

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

Plenty about this generation of Nissan Micra felt half-hearted, meaning it failed even to come close to matching the best in class in many areas. The latest model is much better.

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

Cheap and nasty inside, woefully lethargic to drive and not even all that cheap to buy – it’s very hard to justify choosing the Mirage over… well, anything.


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