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But not everyone wants to spend lots of money on a car to achieve status, but there are lots of new cars available to buy for less than £10,000 which look classy and will do the job just as well.
Take a look at Trusted Dealers’ top five picks on the cheapest but classiest cars on the road this year.
Since its initial launch, the Fiat 500 has grown in popularity thanks to its quirky and fun image which rivals that of the Mini but for a fraction of the price tag. For just under £10,000, you can get a 1.2-litre model which will return 58.9mpg, so not only will you save in fuel economy but you’ll benefit in driving one of the most stylish small cars around. The Fiat 500 offers a sleek Italian-inspired design and like a Mini Cooper, you can personalise it as much as you like with a huge range of accessories.
Volkswagen launched the Up! in 2012 and since then it has enjoyed tremendous success. After all, it combines the style and class of a Volkswagen car but it’s also a reasonable cost to own one. At £8,970 it is one of the most affordable and best small city cars you can own and offers around 62mpg from its three cylinder engine, making it perfect for shorter journeys about town. As well as being economical, the VW Up! offers a high level of cabin comfort and its 251-litre boot is impressive.
Currently the most popular car of choice in the UK, the Ford Fiesta continues to attract customers thanks to its stylish looks, excellent performance and a good level of equipment is offered as standard. If you’re on a budget, you can pick up a basic spec model for £9,995, or for more choice of kit the Studio trim offers a CD/radio player, front electric windows and heated mirrors. With fuel economy as high as 60mpg from a 1.25-litre petrol engine, this is car is a great choice for new drivers, couples and small families who are looking for a cheap, reliable and economical car.
The Kia Rio might not be the most popular choice of small car on the market but it has plenty going for it so we don’t think it should be underestimated. The Rio combines sporty good looks with a comfortable interior and smart technology and it’s also surprisingly efficient. Running costs are extremely low which adds to the appeal and makes this car excellent value for money. Choose the standard model at around £9,940 to benefit from a CD player, front electric windows and folding rear seats. The basic 84bhp 5-speed manual Kia Rio has low CO2 emissions making it kinder to the environment, and don’t forget it comes with Kia’s unrivalled 7-year warranty package.
The Vauxhall Corsa is another highly popular supermini in the UK and its not difficult to see why. With a relatively low starting price of around £9,495, the small 60bhp engine is ideal for city errands and contains its ecoFLEX fuel-saving technology which offers 55mpg and low CO2 emissions. Standard kit includes a CD player and electric mirrors, but you also get speed-sensitive power steering and a 6-speaker sound system. If you’re after an economical car with simple stylish looks, look no further.