Whats the best 10k runaround?

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19 Aug 2010 10:20 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Q) Whats the best 10k runaround?
I want to buy a small runaround for about 10,000. Are there any cars youd recommend? Id like something brand new, ideally.
Katherine Stone

A) It depends on your priorities. If you want something that looks good and makes you look good theres the Fiat 500 1.2 Pop. Its cool, nimble in town, cheap to buy at 9300 and is economical to run.

If style is less of a concern, the larger Hyundai i20 1.2 Comfort 5dr could be the answer. Our Target Price team reckons you can get one for 10,175. For that you get lots of space, cheap running costs and loads of kit including four electric windows, air-conditioning and a USB port. All Hyundais come with a five-year warranty, too.