Low running costs

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Low running costs

Name Zaki Khan
Age 30
Drives Nissan Micra
Budget 10,000
Wants 'A car that will do at least 60mpg and cost me only 35 a year to tax.

Ideally I'd like something Japanese that falls in insurance group four or below.'

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Toyota iQ 1.0 VVT-i
Price 9495
Target Price 9178

If Zaki needs space for more than three, the iQ won't do it can really carry only three people at best. If he doesn't, the baby Toyota won't cost him a penny in car tax and should manage a whopping 65mpg. 

Suzuki Swift 1.3 DDiS 5dr, '08/08

The Suzuki Swift has been around a few years, but it's still a lot of car for the money. This diesel version is in group four for insurance, and should average 61mpg. A tax disc costs just 35, too. 

Nissan Note 1.5 dCi Acenta '08/08
Price 9200

A more spacious take on a supermini, and surprisingly classy inside. There are plenty of year-old Notes in Zaki's budget, and the 1.5-litre diesel version meet all his criteria. Our top choice.