What small car for £5000 do you recommend?

I want to replace my old 2003 Smart as a runaround. I need two doors, preferably four seats which when not used gives me a good space for a load. An automatic would be good if possible. The car needs to be small as parking is restricted but slightly bigger than the Smart. I have up to £5000 to spend. What would you recommend?

Asked on 12 December 2018 by Peter Gurney

Answered by Andrew Brady
If it were a manual, we'd be looking for a Skoda Citigo/SEAT Mii/Volkswagen Up. They have compact dimensions but are surprisingly practical with the rear seats dropped. However, the ASG automated manual gearbox isn't the best, unfortunately. Instead look at a Toyota IQ which could be an interesting alternative.
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