CHOOSING a reliable make and model will save you £££s in the long run, say our experts at sunmotors.co.uk and Warranty Direct. Here are our Top 10 reliable used eco cars.
Ford Fiesta (08) - from £1,995
With some models giving 85mpg and the best reliability score in our list, it’s no wonder the trusted Fiesta is the nation’s favourite. It’s also the most searched for car on sunmotors.co.uk.SEARCH FOR FORD FIESTAS FOR SALE
Smart Fortwo (07) - from £2,690
Sure, it looks odd. But delivering up to 85mpg this car also scores well on the reliability index. Which means you’ll be quids in. The CDI Pure 2d Auto is the most economical.SEARCH SMART FORTWO CARS FOR SALE
Skoda Fabia (07) - from £,1850
The experts took into account rate of failure, average mileage and repair costs to produce this top 10. And the Fabia 1.2 TDI CR Greenline II came a fab third in our Top 10.
Peugeot 3008 (09) - from £5,695
Peugeot’s take on the MPV scores highly. It’s practical, reasonably impressive to drive, but only has five seats, which may be a limiting factor for larger families.
SEAT Ibiza (06-9) - from £1,100
Boasting up to 74mpg (with the 1.4 TDi Ecomotive), this little runaround is cheap on the pocket and fairly reliable too. Well worth considering against its rivals, the Polo or Fabia.FIND A SEAT IBIZA FOR SALE NEAR YOU
Volkswagen Polo (05) - from £950
The 1.4 BlueMotion TDI (80ps) scores well in our list, and can be picked up fairly cheaply at sunmotors.co.uk. The Polo is a brilliant and trustworthy little runaround - a great buy.FIND VW POLOS FOR SALE NEAR YOU
Toyota Auris (07) - from £2,100
Although it’s the hybrid version that scores well here (1.8 VVTi Hybrid T Spirit 5d CVT Auto), there are plenty other Auris options worth considering. This one delivers up to 70mpg.SEARCH FOR A TOYOTA AURIS FOR SALE NEAR YOU
Citroen C3 Picasso (09) - from £2,989
Plump for the 1.6 Hdi 8v 90 VTR+ for value at the pump and high reliability. It’s not the most exciting drive, but it’s got tonnes of space and is enormously functional.SEARCH CITROEN C3 PICASSOS
Toyota Yaris (06) - from £2,195
This great dependable supermini gets up to 68mpg with the 1.4 D-4D TR. It’s a great first car, with loads of safety kit and extremely easy to use. Look elsewhere for thrills though.SEARCH FOR A TOYOTA YARIS FOR SALE NEAR YOU
Nissan Note (06) - from £1,895
For a practical car with a high reliability score, opt for the 1.5 (90bhp) dCi Visia. It’s dependable, but still not averse to high repair costs, so check out used cars before buying.SEARCH FOR A NISSAN NOTE FOR SALE NEAR YOU
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