Top 10 used SUVs for less than Β£10,000

You don't need a big budget to get a desirable, family-friendly SUV. Here we count down the top 10 you can buy used for less than Β£10,000 – and reveal the one to avoid

Words By Mark Pearson

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SUVs have been de rigueur for some time now and, such has been the huge demand for cars in this sector, there are many good used examples to choose from. Here, we’ve picked out ten that we think will fit a variety of different bills, all for an upper price limit of Β£10,000. You can choose from SUVs both big and small, depending on your needs, but whatever the dimensions there are many qualities that all these cars share, including a spacious and versatile interior and a relaxing drive.

Best used SUVs for less than Β£10,000

10. BMW X5

The first BMW X5 paved the way for the upmarket SUV, but it was soon joined by a number of similar contenders, which meant this second-generation model had to up its game. It did, luckily, being more spacious and better to drive than the original, with a plusher interior – you even had the option of seven seats. Our price bracket bags us a good clean example of this later version, with an average mileage and a full service history. It may not be the cheapest to run, but it brandishes its quality like a rapier.

We found X5 3.0D SE, 2007 (07), 70,000 miles, full service history, Β£9995

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**9. Kia Sportage]


Even if you’re not a fan of SUVs in general, you can see why they appeal, with their chunky Tonka toy looks and feeling of solidity. And few look more appealing than this third-generation Sportage. In truth, the Sportage is not as engaging to drive as some of its rivals, but it betters many of them on space and practicality. You can pick up a clean 2011 or 2012 example now for our budget and that should give you many years of practical and reliable motoring. You might even get the residue of Kia’s impressive seven-year warranty.

We foun 1.7 CRDi 3, 2011 (11), 79,000 miles, full service history, Β£10,000

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8. Porsche Cayenne

When Porsche announced it was going into the SUV market, there were many who had to go and lie down in a darkened room; and when some saw the Cayenne, they doubted this strategy would come off. In fact, there was no need to panic. The Cayenne embodies all the qualities you would expect from a Porsche: it performs and handles well, with a beautifully made and plush interior. Running costs for this car at this age will be higher than average, but you might consider that a worthwhile payoff for nudging those Porsche keys into your pocket.

We found 4.5 S, 2006 (06), 60,000 miles, service history, Β£9995

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