What small, secondhand cars should I look at with a budget of £5000?

My son has a budget of £5000 and needs to replace his ageing Toyota Aygo. Reliability, economy and costs to run/maintain are priorities. Should we look at cars with long warranties? Annual mileage is 5000, mainly urban. Many thanks.

Asked on 7 April 2021 by MR J M Priestley

Answered by Andrew Brady
We'd recommend a Ford Fiesta with the reliable 1.25-litre petrol engine. There are loads about, so your son can be picky about condition, while maintenance costs will be very cheap. Also consider a Toyota Yaris or the Suzuki Swift.
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