Which used Ssangyong Tivoli hatchback should I buy?
If you mostly drive in the city, you ought to consider the 1.6-litre petrol to avoid DPF issues. We would recommend the diesel, however, because it’s nicer to use than the petrol alternative. The petrol tends to whine quite a bit at higher revs and the throttle on automatic versions is rather sharp and takes a bit of getting used to. The extra low-down torque of the diesel makes it more relaxing to drive.
The mid-range EX is the pick of the trims, because it adds plenty of additional luxuries to the standard Tivoli and represents good value. However, there are plenty of top-spec ELX models out there, so if you can find one of those for the same money as an EX, you’ll be getting a good deal, especially when you consider all the safety tech top-of-the-range Tivolis get.