What is the most reliable used hatchback?

Can you recommend a reliable used hatchback for around £9,000? My annual mileage is around 20,000, consisting of short trips of no more than 15 miles at a time. The car would be preferably manual.

Asked on 9 January 2023 by Andrew

Answered by Dan Powell
The Toyota Auris has a very good reputation for reliability and low running costs.

The 1.2 and 1.3 petrols are available with a manual gearbox and will return around 44mpg, according to the latest Real MPG submissions. However, if you can make the switch to an automatic gearbox, I'd suggest the Auris 1.8-litre petrol hybrid - it will comfortably return 50+mpg and uses Toyota's dependable CVT transmission.

For more information on the Toyota Auris, read our review: www.honestjohn.co.uk/toyota/auris/
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