What car do you recommend to replace my 2011 Volkswagen Polo?

It's time to replace my Volkswagen Polo and I need something for mostly short journeys - I don't ever exceed 5,000 miles in a year.

The Polo has been great but as my children grow my car needs to as well.

I'm short so would like something with a raised driving position and easy to park. Our other car is an estate so boot space is not a priority for this second vehicle.

Budget is £15,000.

Asked on 20 November 2021 by Joanne Shooter

Answered by Andrew Brady
A small petrol SUV sounds like it'd work well for your needs. We'd recommend a SEAT Arona with the 1.0 TSI engine. Look for an SE Technology model (or above) for rear parking sensors to help with parking. You'll be looking at a 2019 example with around 20,000 miles on the clock for your budget.

Alternatively, we'd recommend a Suzuki Vitara or Honda HR-V. Both will feel a bit dated compared to the Arona but they're very reliable choices that represent good value for money.
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