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Top 5 Tuesdays: Cars Under £10k

December 16, 2014

Let’s be honest – most of us check a car’s price tag before we even start thinking about brand or quality. And if money is tight, you really need to be sure that you’re getting the best you can for the little you have. Luckily, cheap cars don’t have to be bad cars – and in today’s review, we’re taking a look at 2014’s new cars under £10,000 to help you find your perfect match.

Seat Ibiza

Original image by Rafa Otero

Original image by Rafa Otero

At the top, we find old faithful – the Seat Ibiza. It’s closely related to the VW Polo, at least under the skin, but manages to stay just below our cut-off line. The little supermini will return 52.3mpg and has a top speed of just below 100mph. With an entry price of £9,995, the Seat Ibiza takes our number one spot as the best car under £10,000.

Volkswagen Up

Original image by AutoViva

Original image by AutoViva

 

The number two spot comes dangerously close to number one – especially because you still get VW quality for your money. The Volkswagen Up is the smallest car the German brand produces, but still drives smoothly and comfortably. With an entry price of £8,265, the VW Up stays well below the Ibiza’s price and also beats the Ibiza in the fuel stakes, offering a satisfying 68.9mpg. In the end, the Seat beats the VW Up at its own game, but only by a very small margin.

Peugeot 107

Original image by M 93

Original image by M 93

One of the reasons you find the Peugeot 107 so high on our list is because Peugeot’s about to pull the plug on their little toy car. Because of this, dealers will be scrambling to get a sale, which bodes well for drivers looking to find an affordable investment – and the dinky little car is no lightweight in the cheap cars division. Its entry price of £8,220 makes it the cheapest car on this list – add to that a return of 62.8 miles to the gallon and the 107 does very well for itself.

Toyota Yaris

Original image by Autoviva

Original image by Autoviva

Although it has been around for almost two decades, the popularity of the Toyota Yaris has only abated slightly. These cheap cars have been on most new cars under £10,000 lists since their conception, and with good reason – with an entry price of £9,995 and a return of 58.9mpg, these popular little superminis are a staple of the cheap new cars sweepstakes.

Vauxhall Corsa

Original image by Robin Corps

Original image by Robin Corps

And, last but not least, the reliable Vauxhall Corsa. With an entry price of £8,995 and a return of 55.4mpg, it’s not the cheapest car on this list. But with style to supplement its fuel economy and low price tag, the Cora is a bar that makes us rather proud to be British.

If you’re looking for a ride that won’t cost the Earth and still gets you from A to B, any of these cheap and cheerful cars will more than do the job. And if you still need a little help finding the funds, the Car Loan Warehouse can help. We specialise in car loans, and we can help you find a financing plan that works for you. Use our car loan calculator for an instant quote.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.