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Newstart20 · 18/10/2020 14:42

I am looking for a new car to fit the following requirements:

  • Up to £10 000
  • No older than 2017
  • No more than around 30 000 miles

I don't want a super small car or equally something huge! Currently I've been looking at Citroen C3 (this looks quite large) or a mini (budget may be an issue). Any recommendations?
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JC12345 · 18/10/2020 14:47

Do you need to be able to fit car seats in for kids?

I'd definitely recommend a Toyota Yaris. Not too big or too small, and very reliable.

goisey · 18/10/2020 14:50

How many miles do you do per year?
What sort of driving eg only pottering around or hundreds of miles on the motorway each week.
How many people/child are being transported in the car regularly? Dogs?
Other hobbies? Bikes?

optimisticpessimist01 · 18/10/2020 14:52

Do you need to fit children in? Do you want petrol, diesel or hybrid? How many miles do you drive a year? What sort of driving do you do i.e. pottering around towns, country roads or motorways?

More information is needed

AnotherEmma · 18/10/2020 14:52
MikeUniformMike · 18/10/2020 14:52


MikeUniformMike · 18/10/2020 14:55


Get 5 doors if you have rear seat passengers.

BikeRunSki · 18/10/2020 14:57

Skoda Fabia, estate version if you need a bigger boot.

Newstart20 · 18/10/2020 15:37

Sorry more info:

  • Car seats need to fit (no more than two)
  • Def 5 door

-Not fussed on petrol/disel/hybrid
  • Dog maybe in the future but this isn't a problem at the moment
  • Milage has recently gone up a lot - I probably drive 300 a week but not on motorway -town and country roads

Thanks for all the suggestions
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BikeRunSki · 18/10/2020 15:43

Skoda Fabia stll fits the bill. Estate version for dog.

AnotherEmma · 18/10/2020 15:47

With children in car seats and possibly a dog in future, definitely a Skoda Fabia Estate and not a Ford Fiesta. The Fabia has more rear seat space and boot space.

nosswith · 18/10/2020 16:59

Can you wait a while? I think (and have said on other threads) that used car prices will fall given the likely increase in unemployment.

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