Buying on a budget doesn`t have to mean compromising on quality. In fact, if you know what to look for in the used car market, your money can often go a lot further than you think. By following our expert guidance, you can get yourself a really good quality vehicle by a top brand that you might have thought was slightly out of your price range. Read on to see what you could get for under £12,500…
Do your eyes deceive you…? No, the Mirage from Mitsubishi is a very real option if you`re looking for a used car for under £12, 500. Corny joke aside, this small car is a very appealing prospect -- hugely stylish and refreshingly compact now that we`re all so used to the age of the very big car.
When shopping around, you`ll find plenty of models with treats such as leather interiors and Apple car play, plus little perks like parking sensors and an engine start/stop button. Decent engine power (79bhp) also means that this little Mirage can give you that extra pep when required.
The Seat Ibiza is one of those great cars with a really memorable name – no confusing numbers and letters here, just a top holiday destination that you`re not likely to forget in a hurry! If you`re not familiar with the Ibiza, picture a nice looking and agile vehicle and you`ll get the general idea.
It`s compact yet sporty and has a reassuringly solid feel to it. Also, it has a pleasing lineage dating back to the `80s and has evolved over the years to meet the demands of the modern driver.
The recent versions that you`ll find when browsing the market have some impressive features such as a top speed of 105mph, fuel economy of 56.5mpg and LED daytime running lights, which are not only practical but look smart too.
MG is a manufacturer famed as much for its classic `60s sports cars as its practical models for modern living. The MG3 is a fashionable Hatchback that gives you a good presence on the road. There`s an appealing colour range on offer with this model; while it boasts a wealth of features to make your drive a distinctive experience.
Offering a comfortable ride, you also get a 1.5 DOHC VTI-Tech engine under the bonnet and 16-inch alloy wheels to show the world that you mean business!
SsangYong is the South-Korea based manufacturer that`s slowly but surely making a name for itself on Northern Ireland`s roads and the motoring scene in general. The Tivoli is a nice, small SUV with a name not from South Korea but from Italy!
Find it in fashionable black, white and other metallic shades (very much like the MG GS in this regard). Highlights include 65.7mpg economy and lovely touches such as remote keyless entry to make your life just that little bit easier.