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Here is the 2022 USED CAR Buyer’s Guide

Buying a used car can save you lots of cash compared to buying brand new. Whether you’re after a cheap runaround or a dream machine you’ve lots of choice on the second-hand market.

Buying a used car can be a daunting prospect but it doesn’t have to be. You can pick a car up for a few hundred quid but unless you’re a competent mechanic buying something more than 10 years old is just asking for trouble. A service history is essential and fewer owners the better!

Here are 9 Used Cars we recommend!

Peugeot 108

The Peugeot 108 is a likeable machine thanks to its chic styling and plentiful spec options. It’s got a strong reliability record and a decent amount of interior space for a city car, and it’s also easy to drive around town

Peugoet 108
Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta needs very little introduction, being the UK’s best-selling car. That mantle didn’t happen by accident, either, because not only is the Fiesta one of the most popular small cars there is, but it’s also one of the best. It has to be to fend off competition from exceptionally good rivals like the Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo among many others.

Ford Ka

The Ford Ka is a charming little city car that is great to drive and is surprisingly spacious. The KA range, proved to be one of Ford’s bestselling city vehicles in the UK, this compact city car now features five doors, six fitted airbags and Bluetooth as standard.

VW Polo

Volkswagen Polo

Small yet spacious inside, this car comes with 5 doors and a bigger boot. A comfortable size for your first car with light steering and controls that makes driving easy and enjoyable. Not only that, it usually has cheaper insurance and low tax.

Citroen C1

The C1 is a funky-looking city car that’s easy to drive and has lots of personalisation options that give it plenty of character. There’s a choice of three-door, five-door or convertible, and running costs should be pretty low too.

Citroen C1

Mini One

Stylish and fantastic to drive, the Mini One is every fi rst time drivers desire. A comfortable size and well-weighted steering making it a pleasurable drive for all.

Fiat 500

Our most popular choice for first time buyers. Available in a range of trendy colours to match your style. Fashionable yet affordable, with only £30 road tax and cheap insurance

Fiat 500 - new driver top 10 new cars 2020
Toyota Yaris Hybrid pink self charging

Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris is a small hatchback built to compete with the likes of the Nissan Micra, the Vauxhall Corsa and of course the Ford Fiesta. Its small quirky design appeals to many buyers.

Always bring someone with car knowledge with you when buying a car to make sure you are getting the right price and everything is in working order.

It’s also a good idea to check the price of insurance for the year and model of the car you are looking at before you buy.

Want more advice?

See our guide on tips for buying a car and cutting your insurance costs.