Need a reliable, used car for Under £6k - any suggestions?

I am replacing my old 1.2 petrol Vauxhall Corsa, as it has developed a problem with the engine. I would like a similar-sized car, that is cheap to run and reliable. I have up to £6k to spend. I would appreciate your advice.

Asked on 4 September 2020 by Cathryn

Answered by Dan Powell
Toyota Yaris 1.0-litre petrol or 1.5-litre petrol hybrid. Both will return 50+ mpg. The Yaris also has a very strong reputation for reliability. It came out with flying colours in our latest Satisfaction Index:
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