The best city car deals
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The best city car deals
If you're in the market for a new car, naturally you want to get the best price possible. And the good news is that by buying through What Car?, you're guaranteed a great deal.
Many people are still understandably nervous about the prospect of going into a showroom and haggling with a salesman, though. That's why we've launched What Car? New Car Buying, a free service that lets you browse through discounted new car deals online.
Today, we've rounded up the best deals on city cars. These are all about diminutive size and manoeuvrability, because they invariably spend most of their time on crowded urban streets.
They do need to be big enough for a couple of adults, with back seats that’ll suffice for occasional use by two more occupants – or as a dumping ground for a couple of large shopping bags – but they must also be small enough to nip in and out of traffic and squeeze into tight parking spaces.
These deals are all based on our Target Price – What Car?'s way of making sure you don't pay over the odds. It's set by our team of mystery shoppers and represents a fair price for your car. You could save even more, however, by going through our New Car Buying service.
Simply click on the relevant deal to find out more about it, or call us on 03302 216207 and we will be happy to help.
The C1 is one of the cheapest new cars you can buy, even before you factor in the big discounts that are available. True, the rear seats are best left to children, but if you're looking for something small and city-friendly, it's worth considering.
What Car? deal: Save £1798 on a 1.0 VTi 72 Flair 5dr – Target Price £10,882
Fiat's compact city car has plenty of style and backs up its funky looks by being nimble around town. Just bear in mind that practicality is slightly hindered by it having only three doors.
What Car? deal: Save £695 on a 1.2 S 3dr Dualogic auto – Target Price £14,120
Ford's smallest and cheapest model is decent to drive and has room inside for four adults. Its interior is a little low-rent, though.
What Car? deal: Save £249 on a 1.2 Studio 5dr – Target Price £11,051
The Hyundai i10 is one of our favourite city cars, thanks to its low running costs, long warranty and surprisingly spacious interior. It's quieter than most rivals, too.
What Car? deal: Save £908 on a 1.2 Premium SE 5dr – Target Price £12,872
Our reigning city car champion offers tidy handling, a good-size boot by the standards of the class and excellent infotainment on upper trim levels. It's good to drive and reasonably practical.
What Car? deal: Save £739 on a 1.0T GDi GT-line S 5dr – Target Price £14,156
The 108 makes a good case for itself as a city car, because as standard you get plenty of equipment, including 14in steel wheels, LED daytime running lights and auxiliary and USB audio connections. Add to that low running costs and a 1.0-litre engine that's happy to be revved hard and you've got a compelling combination.
What Car? deal: Save £712 on a 1.0 72 Active 5dr – Target Price £11,123
The Citigo may be based on the same underpinnings as the Seat Mii and Volkswagen Up, but it's cheaper than either of those cars to buy. Factor in its surprisingly roomy interior and nimble handling and it's one of the best city cars you can buy.
What Car? deal: Save £446 on a 1.0 MPI GreenTech SE L 3dr – Target Price £10,269
The dinky Forfour has a decent amount of space inside and comes with an efficient range of petrol engines. It's also a doddle to park around town, but it's an expensive choice.
What Car? deal: Save £1591 on a 0.9 Turbo Prime Premium 5dr – Target Price £12,559
Toyota's city car is cheap to buy and even cheaper to run, so it makes plenty of sense if you'll mainly be driving on tight city streets. It's well built inside and offers plenty of scope for you to personalise your car. And despite its small size, there's still enough space in the Aygo's boot to cope with a heavy load of shopping.
What Car? deal: Save £558 on a 1.0 VVT-i X-Play 5dr x-shift auto – Target Price £11,522
The Up is fundamentally the same car underneath as the Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo, but it adds an extra dash of luxury inside. It's good to drive, especially in town, and has an economical range of three-cylinder petrol engines.
What Car? deal: Save £466 on a 1.0 Move Up 3dr [Start Stop] – Target Price £10,699
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We have discounted deals on most new cars on sale, so you're never far away from finding a new car deal in your area.
It's all based on Target Price, which is the price we think you should pay based on research by our team of mystery shoppers, and the best discounts they can achieve.
If you’re still not sure then our deals team can help; call them on 03302 216207 – lines are open from 8am until 10pm seven days a week.