What's the best small automatic car for £5000?

What would be the best small automatic car to buy for under £5000? Ideally, something which is good for the occasional trip outside the city.

Asked on 23 October 2020 by Paul White

Answered by Andrew Brady
We'd recommend a Hyundai i20 or Suzuki Swift. Both are reliable little cars with good automatic gearboxes that'll keep up with traffic on the open road.
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