What small and cheap automatic car should my wife buy?

We are looking for a small automatic car for my wife, up to £5,000. We have found a Mitsubishi Colt and some Honda Jazz for sale, but my research so far seems to show that both these can have troublesome automatic gearboxes. Can you recommend a good, small automatic that has a more reliable gearbox?

Asked on 5 January 2017 by GTC20th

Answered by Honest John
Bot of these in this price range had automated manual transmissions, not torque converter and not CVT. So did a Yaris in this price bracket and small Citroens and Peugeots. A £5000 Fiesta 1.4 auto would be 4-speed torque converter, as would any £5000 Hyundai or KIA, or a Mazda 2 1.5 auto.
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