It is understandable why the majority of motorist’s shop in the used car market when such big savings can be made. Additionally, new car sales have plummeted in the last year and this is the result of the political and economical uncertainty in the UK at the moment. Whilst the used car market can be a great place to find a good car and for low prices, it can also be a dangerous place to shop with many unreliable automobiles (and sellers) to be aware of.
Here are a few of the most reliable used cars that won’t leave you strapped for cash or stranded by the roadside ranging from family friendly vehicles to sport and everyday practical use vehicles.
One of the best ways to ensure that you are getting a reliable vehicle is to opt for a well-known brand and model. The Vauxhall Astra is a great example as this is a UK favourite and for good reason. It is also one of the more affordable well-known models when bought used and especially the older models. This vehicle is one of the best family hatchbacks on the market with a comfy interior, plenty of standard equipment and a range of economical engines to choose from (this can keep running costs down too).
Those seeking a reliable, yet affordable SUV need look no further than the Dacia Duster, which is particularly cheap and especially in the used car market. It is a “no thrills” vehicle but one that is extremely well-built and that provides a decent driving experience. Running costs are low if a petrol engine is avoided. Diesel is much more efficient and should average the car around 50 mpg driven carefully. It may not dazzle, but it will not let you down and you could make huge savings by opting for this car as opposed to any other Sport Utility vehicle (SUV).
Japanese manufacturer Toyota is known for pioneering the green car revolution, but they are also known for developing some of the most practical and trustworthy cars on the market. The Verso is a reliable Minivan vehicle (MPV) with a flexible seating system, solid build-quality and low running costs. This makes it a great option for families and can be found for low prices from reputable used car dealerships like Shelbourne Motors. For an MPV it’s handling is very good in this minivan vehicle you won’t feel as if you’re driving around in a bus. The Toyota Verso cabin doesn’t offer much of a wow factor but, the build and quality is decent as it will withstand and stand up against the challenges of a hectic family life.
The SEAT Leon is very similar to the brilliant Ford Focus, but it is much cheaper to buy second hand, so it is a good option for those looking to find a bargain. The Leon is a stylish family hatchback with decent interior space, a great experience behind the wheel and a range of economical engines to choose from. Sitting behind the Leon’s small steering wheel may make you feel very much as if you’re in a sporting car. Body control is tight and handling of this vehicle is tidy and precise. It is also well built and should not cause any grief for the owner.
It can be hard to find an affordable car which is also reliable in the used car market, but any of the above will prove to be bargains and vehicles which will not let you down.