Which small cars have a proper automatic gearbox?

My wife is disabled so she needs a small(ish), automatic, petrol car with easy access. I am insistent that it has a proper auto box as I have read too many reports of unreliable and expensive to repair types of automated manual or semi auto boxes. We are on a very strict £5000 budget and reliability is key above all else. Would a 2010 Kia Venga 1.6 automatic fit the bill? Are any other models better?

Asked on 16 March 2020 by Colin

Answered by Andrew Brady
A Kia Venga sounds like a good option. The torque-converter automatic transmission is generally reliable and comes with a transmission dipstick, making it easy to check fluid levels and prevent issues. Also consider a Honda Jazz with the CVT auto gearbox.
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