What smaller hatchback would you recommend for a couple in their 70s?

My wife and I are in our 70s and own a BMW 118d. Soon we feel we'll need a newer and smaller car, perhaps three years old and economical. Our favourite car that we ever owned was a Citroen C3. What particular hatchbacks would you recommend?

Asked on 4 April 2019 by Paul Narramore

Answered by Andrew Brady
I think a Hyundai i20 would be a good choice - especially one with the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Provided it's been serviced correctly, it will still have some of its original warranty remaining and will be cheap to tax. Also have a look at the Suzuki Swift and Toyota Yaris - both will be reliable choices. Avoid diesels unless you cover high motorway miles. Take a look at Real MPG for an idea of real-world fuel economy: www.honestjohn.co.uk/real-mpg/
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