Best cars for £15,000 or less

A budget of £15k will get you a good new car, but it could land you a brilliant used one. Here are the best used cars in that bracket

With £15,000 to spend on a car, you only really have two choices: head to the nearest showroom and buy yourself a new car, or opt for the slightly less predictable but potentially very rewarding used car market. To help you if you decided to go for the latter, we’ve rounded up the best used cars you can buy for £15k.

While a new car should give you Continue reading “Best cars for £15,000 or less”

Best summer cars 2018

With wall-to-wall sunshine, this year is turning into a hot one. Here we pick 10 hot cars to make the most of the summer months

Summer is the perfect time to get out on the road and enjoy your car to the full. There’s nothing better than heading to your favourite stretch of Tarmac and going for a blast, whatever you drive, but you can make the fun levels even greater if you’re behind the wheel of one of our best summer cars listed below!

These models are the ones that make the most of warm Continue reading “Best summer cars 2018”

Best hatchbacks on sale 2018

If there's a car that has to be a jack of all trades, it is the family hatchback. Our top ten reveals the best hatchbacks on sale in the UK

Of all the cars on the road, small family hatchbacks have one of the hardest jobs. They have to be reliable, spacious, easy to park, cheap to run, cheap to buy, feel high quality and have a great safety rating. Yet, the best hatchbacks also need to cater for a range of drivers, often coming in a wide range of formats, including automatic, manual, Continue reading “Best hatchbacks on sale 2018”

Best cars for £10,000 or less

A £10k budget will get you a basic new car. It could also get you an amazing used one. Here are some best pre-owned cars in that bracket

For £10,000, you can afford to enter the new car market with a great range of base level hatchbacks and superminis. Although you’ll probably have to option them lightly, they should offer you a reasonable drive, the top-drawer economy and more reliability than you can shake a stick at. However, thanks to the phenomenon that is depreciation, you could Continue reading “Best cars for £10,000 or less”

Best crossover cars and small SUVs on sale 2018

There's a huge range of crossovers and small SUVs on the market today, and these are our top ten

The best crossovers really can do no wrong. After nearly a decade on the scene, buyers still can’t get enough of them, meaning that for manufacturers it is a lucrative sector of the market to be in. The Nissan Qashqai was probably the car that fired the crossover to prominence, combining family car space, running costs and road manners with a 4×4 body boasting chunky looks and an elevated Continue reading “Best crossover cars and small SUVs on sale 2018”

Best convertible cars and cabriolets 2018

There are lots of convertibles on sale in the UK, but these are our favourites for a long, sunny drive

Although the British climate doesn’t always provide the best conditions for sunny weekend drives, demand in the UK for convertibles has always been strong. Here we’ve listed the ten best convertibles on sale, and while they all fall under the same drop-top banner, there’s actually a very wide range of vehicles to choose from.

Britain’s love-affair with open-top cars stems from the Continue reading “Best convertible cars and cabriolets 2018”

Best SUVs and 4x4s to buy in 2018

We rate the top 10 best SUVs and 4x4s for sale in the UK right now

If you’re in the market for an SUV, you’re spoilt for choice these days – making finding the very best model for your needs all the more difficult. The number of SUVs and 4x4s on the market is at an all-time high and the days when 4×4 vehicles were tough, agricultural and hard to live with are long gone. Today’s SUV market covers a wide spectrum from small, economical choices to 7-seaters and premium models offering Continue reading “Best SUVs and 4x4s to buy in 2018”

Best cars for £5,000 or less

If you’ve got a £5,000 budget for a used car, what do you buy? We've done some digging, and these are the best options for £5k…

If you buy a brand new car you’ll probably get a refined drive, penny-saving economy and unshakeable reliability, but getting the best of these comes at a cost. Literally. The entry price to new car ownership – however reasonable a particular model may seem – can be off-putting for those with a limited budget, even once a good finance deal has lowered Continue reading “Best cars for £5,000 or less”

Best people carriers and MPVs 2018

Here are the 10 best MPVs and people carriers to buy this year – all loaded with family-friendly features and lots of space

Even though the MPV and people carrier sector is not the most glamorous, it’s still vital for those families who need a single car that can carry everyone in comfort, along with and the masses of luggage that family life often entails.

The multi-purpose vehicle, or MPV, can find its roots in the mid-eighties, when the incredibly boxy Renault Espace arrived in Continue reading “Best people carriers and MPVs 2018”