Best value small car?
MannaMax · 17/09/2022 09:33
Posting here for traffic 😅.
We urgently need a second car but can't afford one, really. Or maybe just.
What is the best value, low cost small car that can drive 2 adults and 2 teens around. It's mostly needed for short distance.
Is leasing a good idea here? Absolute max we could afford would be 250 a month but we'd have to save in other places. We have only little savings.
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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HollyGoLoudly1 · 17/09/2022 10:38
I loved my old Corsa. Reliable and cheap to run, insure and repair.
NightmareSlashDelightful · 17/09/2022 10:45
New or used?
New — probably some kind of Dacia, Suzuki or MG. Don’t expect frills, but they’re decent. Maybe an Ora Funky Cat if you’re interested in/able to have electric. Although I don’t know what the monthlies will be like on that, it’s new.
Used — anything Japanese or Korean with a good service and MOT history. I’d prioritise Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Kia and work from there.
CanaryShoulderedThorn · 17/09/2022 11:14
Hyundai i20, its a bit bigger than the i10 which might struggle depending on the size of your teens.
I've had 3 i20s since 2010 and they are all still performing well, having been donated to our kids.
Utterly reliable and cheap for insurance and road tax.
LeFeu · 17/09/2022 11:21
Don’t lease anything if you’re tight on money!! As costs go up if you’re skint you’re much better off having a runaround you can ditch quickly.
I have a 20 year old corsa, still going fine and very cheap to run.
I’d second the little Toyotas or Hyundais. Heard lots of good things from people who’ve had them.
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