Which small car to replace my 2003 Yaris?

I have been very pleased with my 2003 Toyota Yaris and have done 93,000 miles since buying it new. My garage has told me that £1000 needs to be spent in the near future, so I am thinking of replacing it. What suggestions do you have? It should not be wider than my existing Yaris. I do mainly short (five or six miles) journeys with occasional motorway trips, and very little town driving.

Asked on 22 September 2012 by PC, Swindon

Answered by Honest John
A diesel would be inappropriate. The only new Yaris I recommend is the Yaris hybrid, from £15,000: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/toyota/toyota-yari.../

FIAT 500 1.2s have proved to be exceptionally reliable and economical and are one of the lowest depreciators, while KIA Rios are nice, solid small cars: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/kia/kia-rio-2011-r.../

KIA Picantos are smaller: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/kia/kia-picanto-20.../
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