Little cars safer than houses car review
By Tom Greenwood
IN these straitened times it makes sense to look after your money and there are very few areas where taking the wrong option can leave you so out of pocket as the murky world of used car buying.
UsedCarExpert.co.uk’s price guide has conducted research into the seasonal shifts in prices of various sectors of car in the UK market.
This has thrown up a few interesting curves in terms of when to buy and sell which type of car.
It’s confirmed one thing we know already - the supply and demand of city cars is incredibly even throughout the year.
If you want to put your money in and get it out at any time, then the tiny car is the way to go.
City car prices are incredibly stable – with none of the peaks and troughs of other sectors. Here are three sound picks:
The Twingo is a highy underrateted car. Renault is a past master at the art of the small car but somehow the Twingo has slipped through the net. It lacks the chic of the Fiat 500 or the utilitarian charm of the Panda but it’s as good as either.
UsedCarExpert.co.uk Cars for sale: A three year old car with the 1.2 petrol with a mere 15,000 miles on the clock and a year of warranty left can be had for £4,195.
The 107 is exactly the same as the Toyota Aygo and Citroen C1. Brilliant drive with it’s peppy three cylinder petrol unit the 107 also has a hard earing and deeply practical interior. Still competeitve half a decade after launch any of these three cars is a safe bet.
UsedCarExpert.co.uk Cars for sale: A three year old car with 38,000 miles on the clock and a years warranty left is for sale at £3,995.
Fiat has been making city cars for a very long time and it shows. The Panda is as practical as you can get. It seats five in an area the size of a shoebox. Tough as well but best of all it’s very, very cheap.
UsedCarExpert.co.uk Cars for sale: A three year old 1.2 petrol Panda with less than 35,000 miles on the clock, is on sale for £3,395.
Motors.co.uk value verdict: