I'm buying my first car - what small hatchback would you recommend?

I'm buying my first car, new or used I have no preference. I would like a five-door, manual transmission, small run around hatchback. My budget is around £10,000, although I could go higher if needed. What would you suggest?

Asked on 29 October 2019 by Helen Christie

Answered by Andrew Brady
I'd recommend a Kia Picanto. You'll get a nearly-new one in a desirable specification for your budget, with plenty of warranty remaining. It's a really good little car that'll be very cheap to run. Also consider a Suzuki Swift.
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