8 May 2008 13:14 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Honda Jazz
Price range 3200-13,000
Years 2001-present
You'll like... Cute styling; space inside
You won't... Price
Average economy 48.7mpg-51.4mpg
Insurance group 3-4
Road tax 120

It's worth spending a bit more on a later-model Honda Jazz. The ride on early cars wasn't up to scratch - Honda improved it when the range was face-lifted in 2004 - so try to track down cars on a 54 plate onwards.

Although franchised dealers have the best selection of the newest models, a trawl through the classified ads should net you a low-mileage gem.

We spotted one...
Honda Jazz 1.4 SE - '05/05, 20,000 miles, 5000