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Best used city cars
City cars are small, agile and cheerful and, bought nearly new, tremendous value. Here we name our top 10 favourites.....
Need to get about town with a minimum of fuss and cost? A used city car is just the ticket. And if you’re worried you’ll have to compromise on space, style or comfort with a car of this size, let us put your mind at ease: modern city cars now offer most of the best qualities of cars from the class above but at a much lower price.
Here, we’ve brought together 10 of our favourites and ranked them in order of preference. Read on to find out which ones we think are the best.
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10. Fiat Panda
The popular Panda is an icon. Fiat’s more practical alternative to its cheeky 500 has become well-loved for its cheeky character, funky styling and low running costs. And as a used buy, it’s even more appealing, because it’s so cheap.
True, rear leg room isn’t as good as in some rivals and the cheaper models feel a bit basic, and most importantly of all its crash-test safety results aren't very impressive. But if you want a fairly new city car for a low price, the Panda is certainly worth a look.
We found 2019 Fiat Panda 1.2 Easy, 9000 miles, £7395
9. Suzuki Celerio
Stylish the Suzuki Celerio most certainly ain’t, but if you can live with its frumpy looks and cheap-feeling interior, it has a lot going for it. For starters, you get a heap of kit for your cash, plus it's practical, with a rear-seat area and boot that are impressively roomy for a car of this size.
The Celerio also came out on top of all the city and small cars in the latest What Car? Reliability Survey – an encouraging sign for its long-term dependability. It’s cheap to run, too, and while it will never set fields of hay alight, it’s still a decent enough little thing to drive.
The Celerio's off sale now as a new car so it's used only - grab one of the last cars and you'll have a nearly new car for a temptingly low price.
We found 2019 Suzuki Celerio 1.0 Dualjet SZ3, 7000 miles, £7995
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