When it comes to buying a top performing vehicle that’s efficient, reliable, safe and aesthetically pleasing, you don’t have to spend a fortune. In fact, there are many perfectly capable cars on the market these days that won’t break the bank. So with this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best cars under £10,000 that not only perform well but are a joy to drive.
During your search, it’s worth bearing in mind that reliable used cars registered before April 2-17 often benefit from zero road tax if they reach the required standards, which can in turn reduce costs further.
If a compact city car is what you need, the Volkswagen Golf with its surprisingly spacious interior and highly polished exterior could be just to your taste. It’s convenient, practical and with, a surprisingly low price tag for such a nippy ride, you can certainly bag yourself a great deal. The Volkswagen Golf offers a choice of both diesel and petrol engines and a range of trims, with the entry-level S models not compromising on style or performance.
One of the best value used cars on the market at present has to be the Mazda 6 Tourer, a large hatchback with plenty of room for the whole family. It’s a powerhouse out on the road and is designed to stand the test of time, making it a great investment for around the £10,000 mark. This Mazda can seat five adults in comfort and offers 1,632 litres of load space which is sure to come in useful if you’re heading off on holiday or a family adventure and need room for suitcases.
Believe it or not, you can get the beautiful Nissan Qashqai - well-known for its superb crossover practicality - for less than ten grand. That’s right, as the current model has been on sale since 2013, this sturdy and all-round excellent model has now dropped to an affordable rate – so it’s well-worth heading out for a test drive. Eco-friendly diesel and petrol options are available along with a choice of trims.
If you’re looking for a car that can keep up with your fast-paced lifestyle, the Suzuki Swift Sport with its energetic stance and powerful engine is sure to impress. While the exterior of this visually impressive model will instantly grab your attention, the interior is equally as charming, offering a considerable amount of head and leg space for a compact hatchback.
The Audi A1 might be dwarfed by the likes of the Audi A8, but it boasts the same exceptional attention to detail that has become synonymous with the Audi marque. With a confident and powerful aura, the Audi A1 has been designed to get noticed and knows exactly how to turn heads. All this plus a comfortable, bright interior with advanced technology for a reasonably affordable price tag that falls below the £10,000 cut-off point.
Buying a car is a big decision which is why it’s a good idea to go through a reputable dealer such as the Carwise Group located in Harlow and Maidstone. This is generally considered much safer than buying from a private seller as all the cars have been checked over and have all the relevant documents.