I need a low budget 4WD for low mileages - what do you suggest?

I drive lower than average miles per year, 6000 perhaps. I prefer to be sitting up-right, as in a little 4WD. I would like as economical a car as possible, in terms of running and maintaining. I have a budget of £6000, with some wriggle room. What would you recommend?

Asked on 27 September 2019 by Maggie Jameson

Answered by Andrew Brady
I'd recommend a petrol for 6000 miles a year. A Suzuki Jimny might fit the bill, but it's not the most comfortable road car. I'd probably be looking for something like a Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V - although all will be a bit more expensive to run than a conventional hatchback. You could consider a Honda Jazz which is more versatile and has a slightly higher seating position than a standard hatch.
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