What used Renault Captur hatchback will I get for my budget?
You can buy a 2013 Captur for just under £4500 at the time of writing, but many of these will be high mileage machines or repaired Cat D cars. It’s better to spend around £6500-£7000 and get a good condition 2015 car with average mileage for the year from an independent dealer. Step up to between £8000 and £9000 and you can bag yourself a 2017 car from an independent or franchised dealer with a full history and a low mileage. If you fancy something newer, then £10,000 will find you plenty of 2019 examples in a variety of trim and engine options, with some of the last examples built going for around £12,000. These are likely to be listed as 2020 cars.
Both the 90 and 110 versions of the 1.5 dCi diesel sneak under the 100g/km threshold at 95 and 98g/km, respectively. The petrol range isn't too bad when compared with its rivals. The 0.9 TCE emits 114g/km, the 1.2 TCE puts out 125g/km, and the 1.3 TCE produces just a touch more at 128g/km.
Road tax (VED)
Cars registered before April 2017 will have their VED calculated based on CO2 emissions, which are low with the Captur, meaning it shouldn't cost you much. Models registered after that date will attract the current flat fee of £155 per year, which applies to all petrol and diesel cars. To find out more about the latest road tax costs, click here.
Insurance and servicing
Insurance costs are reasonable as it falls into lower groups. Servicing plans are available for used Capturs that are less than 12 months old. You can get a three-year/30,000 mile plan at £449, a longer four-year/40,000 mile policy for £699, or a four-year/60,000 mile deal that includes an extended warranty for £999. For anything over 12 months old, there are budget (two services), standard (four services) or premium (four services plus one air filter, one diesel fuel filter or a set of spark plugs, and one brake fluid change) plans for £299, £459 and £699 respectively.
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