Used cars

Used car mileage: UK average and how much is too much?
Odometer
Tips and advice
1 Jul 2022

Used car mileage: UK average and how much is too much?

We examine how many miles the average car does per year and explain why a low-mileage vehicle may not necessarily be the best
Best used cars under £3,000
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Best cars
16 Jun 2022

Best used cars under £3,000

Even a modest budget gives you a huge variety of cars to consider. Here are the best used cars for £3,000 or less
Best used cars under £5,000
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Best cars
10 Jun 2022

Best used cars under £5,000

There are plenty of great used cars to choose from if you’re on a tight budget – here are the best for less than £5,000
Top 3 used easy-to-drive cars for £15,000
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Honda Jazz hatchback
31 May 2022

Top 3 used easy-to-drive cars for £15,000

“Dear Carbuyer, I have mobility problems and want to spend £15,000 on an easy-to-drive hatchback or small SUV. Any ideas?”
Top 3 used electric city cars for £15,000
Hero
Tips and advice
6 May 2022

Top 3 used electric city cars for £15,000

Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking for a cheap electric commuter car to drive in London. What can I get for £15,000?
Top 3 used posh cars for under £40,000
Hero
Tips and advice
28 Apr 2022

Top 3 used posh cars for under £40,000

Dear Carbuyer, I want an ultra-comfortable saloon or SUV with reasonable mileage. What is out there for £40k?
Top 3 used urban SUVs for under £10,000
Hero
Tips and advice
22 Apr 2022

Top 3 used urban SUVs for under £10,000

Dear Carbuyer, I have £10k to spend on a small, stylish SUV to drive around town. What do you recommend?
Used Audi Q3 review: 2011-2018 (Mk1)
2015 Audi Q3 driving
Audi Q3 SUV
20 Apr 2022

Used Audi Q3 review: 2011-2018 (Mk1)

"Stylish, well-built and easy to drive, the Audi Q3 is one of the most popular compact premium crossover/SUV models"
Used Kia Sportage review: 2016 to 2021 (Mk4)
Kia Sportage SUV front 3/4 tracking
Kia Sportage SUV
12 Apr 2022

Used Kia Sportage review: 2016 to 2021 (Mk4)

“The Kia Sportage is a practical, well equipped and easy-to-drive SUV with an impressive warranty covering it for seven years”
Top 3 used summer cars for £15,000
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Tips and advice
8 Apr 2022

Top 3 used summer cars for £15,000

Dear Carbuyer, I want a fun convertible for the summer months. What is out there for £15,000?
Best used cars with cheap road tax and insurance
Blue Ford Fiesta
Best cars
8 Apr 2022

Best used cars with cheap road tax and insurance

If you need a used car with low running costs, then one of these second-hand options could be just what you’re looking for
Used Vauxhall Corsa review: 2014-2019 (Mk4)
The Opel Corsa is now into its fifth Generation, and this is the fourth version sold with the Corsa name in the UK
Vauxhall Corsa hatchback
1 Apr 2022

Used Vauxhall Corsa review: 2014-2019 (Mk4)

"Roomy, comfortable and economical, the popular Vauxhall supermini makes an excellent used car choice"
How to check if a car has outstanding finance
Outstanding Vehicle Finance Check
Tips and advice
31 Mar 2022

How to check if a car has outstanding finance

If you’re buying a car it’s important to know if it has outstanding vehicle finance and sellers must understand the rules to stay on the right side of…
Used Mercedes C-Class saloon review: 2014-2021 (Mk4)
Mercedes C-Class saloon review
Mercedes C-Class saloon
31 Mar 2022

Used Mercedes C-Class saloon review: 2014-2021 (Mk4)

"Exceptionally classy, comfortable, solidly made and well equipped, the fourth generation Mercedes C-Class is excellent value on the used car market"
Top 3 used performance cars for under £40,000
Hero
Performance cars
30 Mar 2022

Top 3 used performance cars for under £40,000

Dear Carbuyer, I have £40,000 to spend on a fun and fast performance car. What are my options?
Top 3 used seven-seater SUVs for £40,000
Hero
Kia Sorento SUV
24 Mar 2022

Top 3 used seven-seater SUVs for £40,000

Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking for a luxury SUV with seven seats - what can I get for £40,000?
Used BMW 3 Series review: 2012-2018 (Mk6)
2015 BMW 3 Series 340i - driving
BMW 3 Series
23 Mar 2022

Used BMW 3 Series review: 2012-2018 (Mk6)

Attractively styled and a delight to drive, the BMW 3 Series Mk6 is one of the best used compact executive cars you can buy
Used Volvo XC60 review: 2017-present (Mk2)
Volvo XC60 R-Design driving - front
Volvo XC60
21 Mar 2022

Used Volvo XC60 review: 2017-present (Mk2)

Classily styled inside and out, spacious, safe and well-equipped, the Volvo XC60 is a first-rate used car choice
Top 3 used diesel commuter cars for £15,000
Hero
Compact executive cars
18 Mar 2022

Top 3 used diesel commuter cars for £15,000

Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking for an economical diesel saloon for my everyday commute - what is out there for £15,000?
Used Jaguar F-Pace review: 2016-2021 (Mk1)
2016 Jaguar F-Pace driving
Jaguar F-Pace
17 Mar 2022

Used Jaguar F-Pace review: 2016-2021 (Mk1)

Jaguar’s first-ever SUV is extremely stylish and excellent to drive
Used Fiat 500 review: 2008 to present (Mk1)
2019 Fiat 500 driving
Fiat 500
15 Mar 2022

Used Fiat 500 review: 2008 to present (Mk1)

"The Fiat 500 is one of the most fashionable cars on the road, yet it’s also one of the most affordable as a used buy"
Top 3 used family MPVs for £20,000
Hero
Ford Galaxy MPV
10 Mar 2022

Top 3 used family MPVs for £20,000

Dear Carbuyer, I’m looking for a spacious used MPV to transport my family of five. What can I get for £20,000?
Used Range Rover Evoque review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk1)
Range Rover Evoque Mk1 driving
Range Rover Evoque SUV
21 Feb 2022

Used Range Rover Evoque review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk1)

“The Range Rover Evoque is the smallest, most affordable car with a Range Rover badge, but may have some reliability issues”
Used Audi A3 review: 2012 to 2020 (Mk3)
Used Audi A3 review: 2012 to 2020 (Mk3)
Audi A3
17 Feb 2022

Used Audi A3 review: 2012 to 2020 (Mk3)

"The Audi A3 is a practical and upmarket small family car with a superb interior and some efficient engines to choose from"
Used Renault Captur review: 2013 to 2019 (Mk1)
Used Renault Captur SUV (2013-2019)
Renault Captur SUV
3 Feb 2022

Used Renault Captur review: 2013 to 2019 (Mk1)

"The Renault Captur is a comfortable and easy-to-drive small SUV that should be cheap to run"
Top 3 used four-seat convertibles for £25,000
Hero
Tips and advice
2 Feb 2022

Top 3 used four-seat convertibles for £25,000

Dear Carbuyer, I want to buy a used premium convertible with four seats. What can I get for £25,000?
Used MINI hatchback review: 2014 to present (Mk3)
Used MINI hatchback: 2014 to present (Mk3) - front 3/4 cornering
Used car reviews
28 Jan 2022

Used MINI hatchback review: 2014 to present (Mk3)

"The MINI hatchback is a stylish, great-to-drive small car with some excellent engines, but it’s not the most practical option"
Used Ford Kuga review: 2012 to 2019 (Mk2)
Ford Kuga Vignale studio front
Ford Kuga SUV
27 Jan 2022

Used Ford Kuga review: 2012 to 2019 (Mk2)

"The Ford Kuga is is a good-to-drive family car with a roomy interior and plenty of kit, but it feels dated next to some of its rivals"
Used Mazda CX-5 review: 2017 to present (Mk2)
Used Mazda CX-5 - front 3/4 dynamic
Mazda CX-5
27 Jan 2022

Used Mazda CX-5 review: 2017 to present (Mk2)

“Mazda’s mid-size SUV is attractively styled and pleasing to drive and own”
Used Ford Focus review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk3)
Ford Focus Zetec
Ford Focus hatchback
26 Jan 2022

Used Ford Focus review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk3)

"The Ford Focus is a comfortable, fun-to-drive and well-equipped family car that makes a great used buy"
Used Volvo XC40 review: 2018 to present (Mk1)
Used Volvo XC40 review: 2018-Present (Mk1) - front 3/4
Volvo XC40
21 Jan 2022

Used Volvo XC40 review: 2018 to present (Mk1)

"The Volvo XC40 is an upmarket and comfortable family SUV with a wide range of engines to choose from"
Used BMW 1 Series review: 2011 to 2019 (Mk2)
2015 BMW 1 Series driving
BMW 1 Series hatchback
20 Jan 2022

Used BMW 1 Series review: 2011 to 2019 (Mk2)

"The BMW 1 Series is great to drive, efficient and has a high-quality interior, but it’s not the most practical family hatch"
Used Peugeot 3008 review: 2017 to present (Mk2)
Used Peugeot 3008 review: 2017-Present (mk2) - front 3/4 driving
Peugeot 3008
20 Jan 2022

Used Peugeot 3008 review: 2017 to present (Mk2)

"The Peugeot 3008 is an upmarket and practical family SUV that makes a great second-hand buy"
Used Land Rover Discovery review: 2016 to 2020 (Mk5)
2016 Land Rover Discovery driving
Land Rover Discovery
19 Jan 2022

Used Land Rover Discovery review: 2016 to 2020 (Mk5)

Spacious, refined and versatile, the fifth generation Land Rover Discovery is at home on road and off it
Used Nissan Qashqai review: 2014 to 2021 (Mk2)
Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai SUV
13 Jan 2022

Used Nissan Qashqai review: 2014 to 2021 (Mk2)

"The Nissan Qashqai is a popular family SUV that’s practical, good to drive and affordable to buy and own"