What alternatives should I consider to a used Vauxhall Viva hatchback?
The Kia Picanto is one of our favourites in this class. You get plenty of kit as standard and a choice of a 1.0-litre or 1.25-litre petrol engine, the larger of which is our choice, if you can find one. The car handles well and has comfortable seats as well as a long and transferable warranty.
The Skoda Citigo is great to drive, with a comfy ride and agile handling. Its interior is well thought out, too. It’s also quite economical, and is even classy inside. There are plenty of used examples at temptingly low prices.