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Andy Pringle
4 Aug 2009 14:50 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

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1) Fiat Panda 1.2 Dynamic ECO
List price/Monthly lease: 7995/182
CO2 (g/km)/tax rating: 119/10%
Monthly tax bill (20/40%): 13/26
This might be a small car, but four people will fit inside and the driver will have plenty of fun ferrying them around. It backs up its unmistakable style with low running costs, too CO2 emissions of less than 120g/km and 56.5mpg average economy.

2) Nissan Pixo 1.0 Acenta
List price/Monthly lease: 7745/184
CO2 (g/km)/tax rating: 103/10%
Monthly tax bill (20/40%): 13/25
If you spend most of your time in town, the Pixo will be great fun. The dinky dimensions and tight turning circle mean it's easy to manoeuvre, and the little engine is willing. It's a cheap car to run, too, although not terribly well equipped.

3) Citroen C1 1.0i VT 3dr
List price/Monthly lease: 7945/192
CO2 (g/km)/tax rating: 106/10%
Monthly tax bill (20/40%): 13/26
The C1 is effectively the same car as the Aygo above, and everything that applies to the Toyota applies to this as well. With precious little to choose between the two in terms of kit and costs, you can go for the one you think looks the best.

4) Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i 3dr
List price/Monthly lease: 7485/193
CO2 (g/km)/tax rating: 106/10%
Monthly tax bill (20/40%): 12/24
There are certainly no complaints about the Aygo's economy more than 60mpg on average. It's nippy around town, too, and well built, with just about enough room for four adults. However, it's not terribly refined and the ride is rather stiff.

5) Hyundai i10 1.2 Classic
List price/Monthly lease: 7095/194
CO2 (g/km)/tax rating: 119/10%
Monthly tax bill (20/40%): 11/23
The i10 is a cracking little urban runaround, although it's rather out of its depth beyond the city limits. What's most impressive is how much kit you get for your money: even this entry-level model has air-conditioning and a six-speaker stereo.

Also consider: Chevrolet Matiz, Nissan Micra