You might think that buying a new car during the credit crunch isn't a good idea. You're right it's a great one, as these scorching deals we've found this month show
Fiat Panda The best deal we've seen is a 2110 saving on the 1.2 Eleganza at Fiatsupasaver.com. You'll pay just 6695.
Ford Fiesta Save 3390 on the 1.25 16v Zetec Climate 5dr at Dealdrivers.co.uk. You'll pay 8155 instead of the usual 11,545.
Nissan Micra Nissan dealers aren't known for giving big discounts, but broker Carfile.net will sell you a 1.4 Acenta Plus 5dr for 8945. That's a saving of 1200 on the list price.
Seat Ibiza You can save 749 on the new 1.2 S 5dr (AC) Ibiza at Drivethedeal.com. That brings the price down to 8692.
Vauxhall Corsa Our mystery shoppers managed to haggle 1286 off the list price of a 1.2 16v Breeze 3dr at a dealer, which brought the price down to 8999.
Small family cars
Mazda 3 Internet broker Drivethedeal.com will sell you a 2.0D Sport for 16,234. That's a saving of 1771 on the list price.
Peugeot 308 Dealers are keen to shift 308s at the moment. The best saving our mystery shoppers managed to haggle was 2576 off the 1.6 THP 150 SE 5dr.