What is the best used front wheel drive automatic?

I'm looking to buy a used front-wheel drive petrol automatic for between £15k and £20k. Please advise which small/medium sized cars I should be considering. I have always driven manuals and so know little about which automatics are the most reliable.

Asked on 7 August 2023 by Shaun Dillon

Answered by Andrew Brady
A Honda Civic could be a good choice. Your budget will get you a 2017-2021 model with a reliable CVT automatic gearbox. We'd also recommend a Mazda 3 - it's a very underrated hatch available with a reliable torque-converter automatic gearbox.
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