What used Skoda Citigo hatchback will I get for my budget?
A budget of £3000 will get you an early Skoda Citigo with 50,000 or more miles on the clock. At this price, you’re looking at an entry-level S trim three-door with the lower-powered engine. For five doors, you’ll need to add £500 to that budget.
Better-equipped SE Citigos start from £3500, again with roughly 50,000 miles already under their belts.
If you want a more powerful 74bhp Citigo, expect to pay upwards of £4000 for a 50,000-mile example, for which you’ll also get more equipment.
Jumping to the top of the scale, a nearly new Citigo with around 1000 miles recorded will fetch at least £8500.
How much does it cost to run a Skoda Citigo hatchback?
Small, light cars should be very cheap to run, and so it proves with the Citigo. All versions will achieve 50-60mpg in normal driving and you won’t pay more than £20 per year in road tax either. Greentech models qualify for exemption from road tax, thanks to the inclusion of a stop-start system pushing the cars to less than 100g/km of CO2 output.
Servicing is also cheap (Skoda’s fixed-price menu starts from £159 for a minor service), although you do need to factor in £389 for a cambelt change every three years or 30,000 miles. Being rated in a low insurance group also makes the Citigo a good choice for young drivers.
While it’s true a Volkswagen Up will hold on to its value better than a Citigo, it also costs more to buy in the first place.