Looking for a car but don’t want to spend over £10,000? We’ve rounded up our five favourite makes and models for under five digits.
BMW 3 Series
BMW is a popular favourite among UK drivers, but purchasing one brand new can be pricey.
The hybrid version produces such low CO2 emissions that this model is exempt from road tax, and additionally the London congestion charge fee.
There are rear-wheel drive options which come in the saloon and estate additions. Whilst four-wheel-drive models are available in the petrol 320i, diesel 318d and above.
These 2015 vehicles come with an inbuilt sat-nav system, quick start-up and 3D maps. You aren’t sacrificing on tech or interior features by opting for the 2015 model.
2015 models or earlier of the car started at around £35,000 and can be found priced at under £10k. We have found some finance options coming in at between £150 – £200 per month. A great option for any fan of BMW.
Audi recommended retail prices often come in at well over £20,000, so getting hold of a used vehicle under £10,000 is an exciting prospect – not to mention a bargain!
The standard UK car tax rate for an Audi A1 is £145 per year, however, this can change due to the specific model of car that you choose.
We’ve found a range of 2014 five-door 1.6 diesel models priced at well under £10,000, coming in at £7,000.
Additionally, 2014 three-door 2.0 diesel hatchback vehicles are priced under £9,000.
As with any car, there are pros and cons to this model. The Audi is a great looking car with brilliantly finished interiors and four-wheel drive options available. But this Audi is known to be an expensive car for its offerings and is often beaten by rivals on price.
Mercedes-Benz S Class
Newer models of the Mercedes-Benz can range from £75k, all the way up to the dizzying heights of £189k!
With top speeds for a Mercedes S Class reaching up to 155mph, it truly is a powerful vehicle. Depending on the specification of the model you choose, emission levels will differ but you can expect to pay around £135 car tax on this model.
We have found 2010 four-door 3.0 diesel models priced under £10,000 available, with monthly repayments coming in at under £265 per month. These are example quotes, all financial deals depend on individual circumstances.
Metallic paint, alloy wheels and heated mirrors are just a few of the exterior features that the Mercedes S-Class boasts. Additionally, the interior comes fitted with Bluetooth, sat-nav, MP3 player, television, useful parking aid and much more.
We found 2016 five-door 1.6 models for just under £10k, priced right at the top end of our budget at £9,999. This family estate car is modern and comes with a brilliant amount of technology such as a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and DAB radio included.
A great addition to these Skoda models is that they have zero annual road tax due to their low emissions – great news for the environmentally friendly motorist. The Skoda Superb is known to be brilliant value for money car. When comparing size, price and features to other potentially more desireable brands, you get a great deal with Skoda. This means buying a newer vehicle which you would expect to be in better condition, than for example an older model of Mercedes-Benz.
The Kia Sportage is a brilliant car that appeals to all different people, for many reasons. Whether you have a family with children, or simply want to choose a bigger car to cater to your hobbies and interests. Perhaps you are a cyclist, or take the dogs for long walks and drive up into the hills? No matter your reason for choosing the Kia Sportage, we think it’s a great modern SUV.
The folding rear seats add to the already generous boot space. Lots of room paired with a modern entertainment package that has six speakers in the sound system tick more boxes for this model. The look of this 2016 model has split opinion, so it comes down to whether you like it or not. It has the potential to be a marmite model car.