What used Seat Mii hatchback will I get for my budget?
You can find an early S-spec Mii for £3000. This is fine if you don’t mind the low level of equipment it has, but if you’d like a car with remote central locking and leather across some of the interior controls, then £4000 will find you in a nice three-door with 40,000 miles, while five-door versions are a bit more at £4500.
How much does it cost to run a Seat Mii hatchback?
Seat Miis have good fuel economy. Ecomotive variants are even better because they’re fitted with low-rolling-resistance tyres and engine stop-start to reduce consumption to a claimed 64.2mpg. Insurance cost should be low, too, helped by autonomous emergency braking that aims to reduce low-speed collisions by applying the brakes to stop you from running into the back of a stationary car. This was a cheap option when new so most cars should have this fitted, but it’s worth checking if your prospective purchase does.
Road tax will cost £20 for manual cars, but only Miis badged Ecomotive get below 100g/km and free road tax. Any Mii registered after April 2017, however, will cost £140 for a year's road tax. Choosing the automatic version doesn’t penalise you as it would in rival offerings, with lower CO2 figures than the manual – providing one of the few good reasons to choose it.
Seat does offer fixed prices for servicing and certain maintenance procedures, which will save you money on maintenance if you wish to take your car to a Seat dealership. This applies to all Seat cars up to 15 years of age.