• Published: 8 February 2022

Small Cars are the most desirable cars on the market at the moment. They can be compact premium vehicles, ideal for congested city streets. Also they can be reliable, good value run around cars for a second family car. 

Deciding which one to buy can be daunting because of the options available today. You could go for a classic such as the Ford Fiesta. Or splash out on something more fashionable such as the Audi A1 or Mini. Don’t be overwhelmed, there’s something for everyone.


Audi A1 and A3

Audi A1’s and A3’s became popular as a first car or cheap run round in 2016. Their ability to keep up the Audi high quality image, whilst being small and nippy is a great selling point. Alongside this, the smart looking and comfortable interior makes for a great car. 


Vauxhall Corsa

Arguably the best selling first car, The Vauxhall Corsa is also a brilliant run around car for any age. It's well designed exterior and interior mean it's easily spotted and definitely something to be proud to show off! Corsa’s main appeal could be a well ‘kitted out’ car at a very affordable price. 


Renault Clio

A popular choice for a good looking and refined small run around car. With one of the most fuel efficient engines in the hatchback category. The post 2013 models all come equipped with a touchscreen, keyless entry and sat nav. A very well equipped car for a very reasonable price. 



Small cars don’t come much more desirable than the Mini. It comes with a large range of engines  to fit your needs. Also, you can’t ignore the funky, high-quality interior. If individuality is important to you with so many different paint colours, you’ll rarely find two Minis that are the same. It is on the slightly more expensive end of the spectrum however. Despite this it is definitely a car you would show off!


Volkswagen Polo

The Volkswagen polo costs more to buy than many of its rivals. However, the low level of wind noise and great handling can supply a comfortable drive, short or long. The stylish interior mimics the larger, more expensive golf, creating a lavish feel.


Ford Fiesta

Another best seller in the first car market, the Ford Fiesta. Ford has always prided themselves on small car manufacturing. The stylish Fiesta with multiple engine choices and levels of specifications, there’s a fiesta to suit you. Especially at the reasonable price this car is available at. 


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