Coronavirus COVID-19: Advice on buying, owning and running a car during the outbreak | No thanks

Buying a second hand small car

At the moment I have a Volvo V50 (2004) I had lots of problems with my Volvo and would now like to trade it in.

The children are leaving home and I am looking at Alfa Mito 1.4(120ps) or a Volvo C30.

I am buying second hand and my heart tells me to go for the Mito. We do not need much luggage space -we usually travel by plane .Any advice and which car would you go for?

Asked on by

The MiTo has cute looks, but compromised cabin space. The C30 is Focus based and is more roomy.


Honest John recommends carwow – find and buy your perfect car, in just a few clicks

Dear Honest John,

Please help me choose my next car. I would like it to have:
    Select a few terms below
Similar questions
Please help me choose between a Honda Jazz i-Shift and a Honda Jazz CVT. Which is more reliable? I can spend £3000 and I want the most reliable car. It doesn't matter if it is the first generation or second.
Are there any known problems with the Nissan Micra automatic 2009. Is it a K11 or K12?
I am considering a second car for shorter city based journeys, tested a Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge and found it very enjoyable. There is a January 2012 model available for £7195. Good condition, one previous...
Related models
Great looks and some really nice details inside and out. TwinAir and MultiAir engines are fun. 1.3 JTDM diesel is frugal.
Really good looking coupe, on theme of 1800ES and 480. Best with 2.5 turbo engine and 17-inch wheels. Outstanding handling. 2.0D Powershift auto works well.
Classy-looking compact estate with very good ride comfort and tidy handling. A fine long-distance cruiser. The UK's most popular Volvo.

Ask Honest John

Value my car