Best used city cars (and the ones to avoid)

Used city cars provide hassle-free transport that's cheap, simple, and in the case of these modern offerings, cheerful too

Words ByAlex Robbins

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3=. Skoda Citigo

The Skoda Citigo, and its identical sibling the Seat Mii (see below) are both clones of the Volkswagen Up. Both the Skoda and the Seat lack the VW’s smart interior plastics, but they’re still great to spend time in in their own right, and they’re stupendous value as second-hand buys. What’s more, they share the VW’s spacious interior and quiet driving experience, and all three cars are both fun and comfortable, whether you’re snicking through city streets or bounding along a motorway.

We found: 2014 1.0 SE, 25,500 miles, Β£4698

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3=. Seat Mii

The Seat Mii is perhaps a smidge more fashion-conscious than its twin, the Skoda Citigo, but in reality there’s no notable difference between the cars, so really you should aim to find the best example of either car you can find nearby, and pick that one. Either way, we suspect you won’t be disappointed.

We found: 2014 1.0 Toca, 11,000 miles, Β£4950

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2. Volkswagen Up

As you’ll have read on the previous page, the Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo both share a lot in common with the Volkswagen Up. But the Up is a little classier thanks to its smarter interior; it’s thanks to this that it just pips its siblings to the post. And while those classier plastics and the more upmarket badge does make it a smidge pricier, the Up is still superb value, and – we reckon – worth the extra cost.

We found: 2014 1.0 Move Up, 16,000 miles, Β£5215

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