Choosing the best car for you can be very difficult, especially with our dreams cars usually being out of reach thanks to souring prices that only certain people can afford. Then there are your personal circumstances and what your requirements are for your car. While we take everything into account, here are some of the best reasonably-priced cars that the majority of people can afford either by buying outright, or as is more common these days, buying them on car finance.
Vauxhall Astra is an excellent car and is priced between £15000-26000, making it a very affordable family hatchback. It offers a variety of engines and trims offering different things for a variety of different people’s needs.
The best model is the Vauxhall Astra 1.6 CDTI SRi Nav. It develops 160bhp that’s throws out a top speed of 137MPH and can accelerate from 0-60 in 8.0 seconds. Thanks to its diesel engine, this Astra delivers a combined fuel economy of 72.3mpg.
Vauxhall have made the steering nimble, while making the car itself lighter, meaning it feels nicer to drive. It comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox, which is simple to use and very slick. If you are looking for a good family hatchback, then the Astra should definitely be a consideration.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced SUV, then the Nissan Qashqai will be the main one to consider. This new model is fresh and stands out from the crowd with its quirky looks. Like other Nissans, the Qashqai is known for being a definite all-rounder and offers everything you might need in a car.
This SUV is priced between £18000-£30,000, with the best model, Nissan Qashqai 1.2 DiG-T N-Tec+ 5 door comes in at £22,475. For that price, you get 115 bhp that delivers 115 MPH as its top speed and It could accelerate from 0-60 in 10.9 seconds, which is great when driving on the motorway. Because of its petrol engine and the fact that it is an SUV, the fuel economy is 48.7 mpg.
The ride in the Qashqai is very impressive in the ways that it soaks up every bump and you barely notice them. It is two-wheel drive so while it may look like an off-roader, it isn’t suitable, however it is another perfect vehicle for families, particularly when heading on holiday.
Ford Fiesta ST
If you are looking for a cheap, but fast, sporty car, then there is only one car to look at and that is the Ford Fiesta ST. This car is deemed one of the best cheap, hot hatchbacks on the market and is a car-lover’s darling.
Ford Fiesta 1.6 EcoBoost ST-2 comes in at £18,360, but prices for ST-models are between £17,000 – £23,000. The Fiesta ST is a fast, fun to drive, practical car that offers 183 bhp, with a top speed of 139 MPH, which may not sound very fast. However, it can go from 0-60 in 6.9 seconds, making it one of the fastest small hatchbacks. While it isn’t designed to be fuel efficient because of its sporty, fast nature, the Fiesta ST does develop a respectable 47.9 mpg.
The Fiesta ST is quick in the corners and can be controlled effortlessly without fuss. The ride itself, because of the car’s sporty nature, is firm, but never harsh. Whilst sat inside the car, you get a feeling that the car is solidly well built and is an all-round excellent road-tripper.
Getting great cars like these for a reasonable price is easy with car finance. If you are looking at buying cars on finance, it is simple no matter if you fancy the fast and fun Fiesta ST or the practical family, Vauxhall Astra.