Whether you’re shopping used or new, buying a car is significant purchases and all of us want to try and find the best deal. What’s right for you might not be the same for someone else with different needs though. After all, it’s no use talking about a bunch of small city cars if you’re out in the country, so here are five vehicles to suit every possible need.
The Ford Fiesta is arguably the best everyman’s vehicle. It’s small enough to ensure travelling in the city isn’t a hassle while also having the space necessary to complete typical household errands. Because it also takes advantage of the company’s latest EcoBoost technology, you can also expect to earn a respectable fuel economy, whichever model you choose, as well as score low emissions for your road tax.
Skoda Rapid Spaceback
If you’re in need of something larger, though, the Skoda Rapid Spaceback is the ideal option. The spacious interior offers plenty of room, even if you have to bring the neighbour’s kids along with you on the morning school run. The enormous 415 litres available in the boot will be more than enough for the weekly grocery trip too.
Land Rover Discovery Sport
While the Land Rover Discovery Sport is aimed more at general road users, it still has enough grunt to make it an option for those who need to occasionally head off the beaten track. The 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel option is the most economical choice. While the Land Rover brand will mean paying a premium over some of the competitors, you’ll also benefit from this when it’s time to sell.
The Audi TT was one of the first sports cars that came with the option of a diesel engine. The latest generation benefits from further improvements in fuel efficiency and a reduction in emission levels that takes it down a group to class C. The 2.0-litre TDi Ultra is the option to go, earning an impressive 67.3mpg
Finally, for executives that want to leave a lasting impression without having to break the bank, the Jaguar XF is one to look at. They can be found for reasonable prices on the used market and the 3.0-litre V6 diesel variant keeps running costs down to a manageable level. Go for the 237bhp version, if you can, as it boasts a superior fuel economy and lower fuel emissions than the 271bhp option.