carpaedia

Used Superminis

Superminis are probably the most popular vehicles in the UK as a group, largely down to the huge audience that they appeal to, their affordability and their low running costs.

The Ford Fiesta, the nation’s favourite supermini, has been the most popular vehicle in the UK for a number of years now and it is not surprising why. It has excellent reliability and performance credentials and is undoubtedly one of the most stylish superminis ever produced. Because of its popularity there are thousands used Ford Fiesta models available – I have owned 2 Fiestas over the last 6 years and can vouch for their excellence.

A car manufacturer which continues to gather popularity in the UK is Kia, not least because of the 7 year warranty that it offers on all new vehicles. The Picanto has proved to be one of its best-selling models, and although it is not the most stylish of cars there are some excellent deals on used Kia Picantos to be found.
Another class leader both in terms of style and performance is the Mazda 2. The 3-door hatchback has a sleek design and offers good fuel economy. Additionally, residual values are strong and I know this from experience as a friend of mine sold his used Mazda 2 for only £500 less than he paid for it nearly 24 months down the line.

If you are need of a little more space on offer than that with most superminis, then look no further than a used Honda Jazz. The Jazz could, technically, not be classed as a supermini down its slightly larger size. It is, however, compact and well-styled while offering significantly more space than most of its rivals. Moreover, it’s one of the best-selling models in its class.

Sitting up at the premium end of the supermini range is my favourite of the lot, the Audi A1. As you might expect, it costs a bit more than its rivals, but at the end of the day you’re paying for the quality represented by the Audi brand. It looks immaculate and has an interior to rival far more expensive cars. If you look hard enough there are some used Audi A1 models for under £10,000.