Cut price supermini deals

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What Car? Staff
26 March 2009

Looking for a supermini that will take the bite out of the credit crunch? Then keep reading.

Here are six of the best 08-plate bargains that not only cost less to buy than factory-fresh models, but also have low running costs, too.

All the cars listed are about a year old, have fewer than 5000 miles on the clock and can be bought from 3700.

Here's what you should be expecting to pay for these superminis.

Kia Picanto 1.1 ICE 5dr
'08 onwards
From 3695
Economy 53.3mpg
Road tax band C
Insurance group 3
This cheeky Picanto comes with air-con, a CD player and electric windows.

Fiat Panda 1.1 Active 5dr
'08 onwards
From 3950
Economy 49.6mpg
Road tax band C
Insurance group 1
The Panda has a reputation for reliability, and it's surprisingly fun to drive.

Volkswagen Fox 1.2 Urban 3dr
From 4900
Economy 46.3mpg
Road tax band C
Insurance group 1
Classy and compact, the Fox is frugal and fun for under 5000.

Ford Fiesta 1.25 Style 3dr
From 4995
Economy 47.1mpg
Road tax band C
Insurance group 3
The dependable Ford Fiesta has room for four inside, and it's good to drive, too.

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Breeze 3dr
From 5495
Economy 48.7mpg
Road tax band C
Insurance group 2
Refined, spacious and great to drive: the Corsa is one of the best superminis available.

Honda Jazz 1.2 i-DSI 5dr
From 5500
Economy 51.4mpg
Road tax band C
Insurance group 3
Surprisingly spacious inside: the Jazz is reliable, practical, and holds it value well.

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