Cheap brand new cars for sale
Top ten: cheapest new cars on sale
A budget figure of £10,000 for a brand new car sounds feasible, but you might think you’re not going to get much for that money. However, you can have any of these smart new cars for under £9500 – in some cases well under.
Join us as we count down our favourites, where we give the list price and then the target price, which is the most we think you should pay for the car.
10. Fiat Panda 1.2 Pop 5dr
Price: £9410 Target Price: £7947
It may not be the newest of the city cars, but it’s still a funky favourite. You can get a 4×4 version as well if you want enhance your Hunter wellies city cred. It’s cheap to run as well as looking good, but you will find more up to the minute rivals out there.
9. Volkswagen Up 1.0 Take Up 3dr
Price: £9325 Target Price: £9069
With a cost-effective range of three-cylinder petrol engines as well as a cabin that is decidedly upmarket in this sector, VW’s Up is certainly right up there. Fun to drive, fun to look at – so, quite a lot of quality fun then.
8. Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 3dr
Price: £9260 Target Price: £8833
Behind that eye-catching nose is a surprising amount of space for people and luggage for such small exterior dimensions. It’s a Toyota, so it’s well built and it can slip through tiny cracks in traffic. Cheap to buy and cheap to run – for a Toyota that’s great value for money.
7. Peugeot 108 1.0 Access 3dr
Price: £9125 Target Price: £9042
If you want a city car that’s cheap to run and which has enough extras but not a whole load of fripperies, then the 108 is worth a look. The 1.0-litre engine is a revvy little thing, and you can dart about the streets on those 14in steels, while listening to music via the auxiliary and USB audio connections.
6. Citroën C1 1.0 VTi Touch 3dr
Price: £9125 Target Price: £8567
For only about £8500 this is a stylish way to get into city motoring. The rear seats can be cramped for adults but otherwise this is a funky and fun package, whether in Shoreditch or Sheffield (although you won’t have to worry about hitting a tree in Sheffield as they’re busy cutting them all down).
5. Skoda Citigo 1.0 MPI S 3dr
Price: £8785 Target Price: £8625
This is Skoda’s take on the VW Up, and unsurprisingly it’s a cheaper take as well. Somehow Skoda has also managed to find quite a bit of room in the cabin, and also managed to keep the VW’s ability to drive well.
4. MG 3 1.5 VTi-TECH 3Time 5dr
Price: £8695 Target Price: £8451
While this looks like a cheap buy, aided by a low insurance rating and boosted by some nifty looks, the owning experience may not be quite so cost-effective, given quite high fuel consumption and high depreciation.
3. Suzuki Celerio 1.0 SZ2 5dr
Price: £7999 Target Price: £7488
Look at that, under £7500 as a possible purchase price. For that you get a small but reasonably formed car that is light and nippy. That also means that the 1.0-litre engine, that only has 67bhp, is more than enough to dart you round the mean city streets with some vigour.
2. Dacia Logan MCV 1.0 SCe Access 5dr
Price: £8495 Target Price: £7235
This may not be the most stylish car you have ever set your peepers on, but it has quite a lot going for it. Like the price you need actually pay. Plus the running costs are low and yet you get a generous amount of space inside. Put it all together and you have the cheapest new estate car you can buy.
1. Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCe Access 5dr
Price: £6995 Target Price: £5935
Dacia has recently hiked the price of its Sandero. But you can still get one for under £6000, which is frankly silly. Admittedly, for that money you’re buying the base Access model and that takes basic to new lows – you don’t even get a radio. So we’d go crazy and spend just a bit more for the Ambiance trim which gives you luxuries like air con, a DAB radio and a steering wheel. At that point you’re getting a really rather pleasant car, brand new, for really rather amazing money.