What's the best small car for under £8000?

My Chevrolet Matiz is on its last legs, but I don’t know what to replace it with. I have around £8000 to spend and want a reliable and economical car. Would it be better to get a petrol or a diesel? I will do about 11,000 miles a year and need four doors and enough boot space to get a pushchair in. Any ideas?

Asked on 25 August 2013 by Bongopants

Answered by Honest John
There is enough space in the boot of a 500 for a sensibly sized pushchair. You could buy a new Dacia Sandero 1.2TCe Ambiance, or a Dacia Logan MCV.

Or you could buy a used Suzuki Splash or Vauxhall Agila. Or the cute looking and sweet driving Mazda 2 1.3 TS2.

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