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Best Used Cars for £20,000 & Under

| In Motoring Advice

Used cars are the best way to get a great car without worrying about massive depreciation that comes with buying a new car. With a budget of £20,000, there are some great options on the market, so here’s a list of the best cars from Cargiant. 

Ford Puma

The Ford Puma, great to drive, cheap to maintain and great features to offer for the consumer. The Puma is a fun and affordable small SUV from Ford, think of it as a lifted Fiesta. With £20,000, you really can’t go wrong! As it is based on the Fiesta, there are some key upgrades from the base car. A more plush interior and more storage inside the vehicle. The deep and square floor lets you carry tall items with absolute ease. Not only is the Puma fun to drive, but the steering is nice and light at low speeds and body control is judged perfectly. Ford’s EcoBoost engines give you the extra punch without sacrificing fuel economy. 

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is the car that all other executive saloons are based off- luxury, performance and stylish, the 3 Series is the complete car package. Even better, this car can be picked up for less than £20,000 in the used market. With a plethora of 4 cylinder petrol and diesel engines to choose from, fuel economy isn’t astronomical and most spec are equipped with sat nav, digital infotainment and climate control. Leather seats all round make it comfortable for passengers and a 480L boot serves ample room for storage.

Audi A4

The Audi A4 is the perfect long distance cruiser, wrapping the occupants in refined comfort, elegance and tech, badged with the German seal of approval. The A4 comes with soundproofing, meaning you have comfort when travelling at motorway speeds. There are many high trim level A4s for the keen buyer with an eye for browsing about, with options such as LED interior lights and digital instrument screens. With both petrol and diesel engines available, a slick 7 speed automatic transmission would be our choice of gearbox. 

Mercedes-Benz B-Class

If you’re in the market for a luxury hatchback but want ease of driving and lots of storage capabilities, the Mercedes B-Class might just be the car for you. Based on the A-Class, it upgrades on practicality and focuses more on the passengers, as it ticks all the boxes for an upmarket car for the family. The diesel engine paired seamlessly with the DCT automatic transmission, making it a breeze to manoeuvre and drive. The interior shows quality and refinement, no corners cut because it's a ‘budget’ Mercedes, and there is ample headroom and legroom in the back. 

Ford Mondeo

One of the most iconic Ford’s around is the Mondeo, the all round family cruiser with plenty of storage and cheap maintenance costs. It sticks closely to Ford’s principles of cheap cars for everyday people, with value for money being its goal. The latest model features impressive improvements with a refreshed interior. With less than £20,000, you can expect to find top spec models to get touch screen navigation, interior lighting and parking sensors as standard. The 2.0 litre trusty diesel engine is the pick of the bunch, but a 1.5 litre petrol is available for drivers who don’t cover that many miles. 

There you have it, our list of top used cars for under £20,000 that you can get at Cargiant today. Need to sell your car before you upgrade? No worries, use our value my car service and start your 7 day no obligation valuation.