New or used dilemma

My old banger was written off recently and now I need a new car. My situation is I don't (currently) have a drive or garage, I get the train to work everyday but I do need a car to get to the shops and make journeys to visit family & friends near & ocassionally far.

My options as I see them are use some savings up to £3,500 for a used car, though trying to find a good second hand car with low mileage and in good nick is tricky. Or do I go for a new car, keep my savings in the bank, (I will need to move house too this year) and find a PCP I don't really want to pay more than about £150 per month.

I just don't know what's the best thing to do. All my previous cars have been old and cost me money in the garage. I feel lavish buying a new car! Cars I've been looking at new range from Citroen C1s to Alfa Mitos!

Asked on 24 February 2011 by f0x1ly

Answered by Honest John
Go for something small, cheap to tax and cheap to run like a used KAs, Picanto, Citroen C1, FIAT Panda Active, Peugeot 107, Toyota Aygo, etc, that you can buy outright with your £3,500.
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