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5 Best Used Cars You Can Buy for Under £10,000

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Buying the right used car can be a great financial decision. Buying a reliable one under ten grand can be considered a steal. But which are the best used cars that fall in this category in the UK? 

If you opt for an older car with a bit more mileage under its belt you can find a wealth of luxury motors that might seem like great value but come with their own set of complications that you often get with older cars.

In our list, our used car experts have tried to pick out some more realistic choices that not only offer you the chance to drive a nice looking car, but also come with the reliability and practicality that you simply wouldn’t get if you opted for a cheap old sports car… however tempting that might be!

So check out our list of the 5 best used cars you can buy for under £10,000 in 2021 below and drive away with a bargain today:

  1. Mazda 2 

Mazda 2

The Mazda 2 is a sports-centred supermini with striking looks. Not only does it drive and handle superbly, but it is quite reliable as well. If you look around, you can even get this car with satellite navigation and ventilated seats. Apart from its great quality, it is also known to retain its value well. 

  1. Renault Captur

Renault Captur

This is the only non-hatch on this list. The Renault Captur SUV is quite an underrated vehicle. It is spacious despite its relatively small size for an SUV. It also looks great and consumes much less fuel. You can find it with a bunch of different engine types to choose from. The Captur also includes sat nav, parking sensors, and climate control. 

  1. Seat Leon

Seat Leon

Staying with the underrated theme, if you want a reliable and roomy family hatchback or hot hatch; get a Leon. It’s sharply designed, and is also reasonably fun to drive. The Leon is available for many budgets, and you can get a lot of it for £10k. It is also available in a three-door coupe version if you’d prefer. 

  1. Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

What is there to say about the Ford Fiesta that hasn’t been said already? One of the UK’s most popular models, the Fiesta is an all-rounder hatchback that can carry a whole family comfortably. But it can also give the driver an insanely fun driving experience. The Fiesta is available with many packages and trims and is fuel-efficient as well. You can find a handful of Fiesta cars on Cargiant, with varying technologies to pick from.  

  1. Volkswagen Up!

Volkswagen Up!

Speaking of fun cars, the VW Up! is the ideal super-cool small hatchback. The smooth handling of this car ensures that you drive comfortably into tight spaces and you’ll also be saving a lot of fuel and tax money. It is extremely reliable as What Car? magazine’s data says only 6% of Up! owners suffered vehicular faults. Give it a spin and find out for yourself!

Best Used Cars Under £10,000: Honourable Mentions

There are several other great cars under 10,000 pounds to be found on our site including the current generations of the Kia Picanto, the MINI Hatch, and the Hyundai i10. The available consumer data proves that they’re reliable and practical with features that speak for themselves. Why not visit our dealership to see them for yourself and, as always, you can find the best used car deals in the UK right here at