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Top 25: Used buys for £10,000

After a used car but need some inspiration? Well we've picked out 25 used cars for less than £10,000 to show you what you can get for your money.

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BMW 3 Series Convertible

When new, the 2007 to 2012 3 Series Convertible cost more than £35,000 in most trim levels, with plenty of variants priced at more than £40,000 before any options. So for £10,000 with low miles and good history they look like excellent value.

This generation came with a folding metal top, which can sometimes get stuck with an expensive repair bill. Fortunately, £10,000 is enough for a looked-after example – and there’s plenty of choice when it comes to engines at that price, too. We’ll have a 335i please…

Read our review of the BMW 3 Series

Comments

johantrott    on 16 November 2016

I really wish this top 25 list was presented as a simple list with links for fast access. Scrolling through 25 pictures, without any clue as to what is in the list is incredibly slow and tedious!

PetrolHead18381    on 23 May 2017

Question: Did this list go in a reverse order?

Answer: Yes, Probably

Des Ingham    on 9 August 2017

Very interesting article John, like your BMW as first choice. I don`t think you can go far wrong with a Honda Civic which I see you have in second place, I would have said the same about the Honda Accord. Thanks for the information. Des.

Edited by HJ Editor on 10/08/2017 at 16:10

   on 4 September 2017

Dear John

Why is at least a third and nearly half of your web page full of an MG3 advert. I think your site has the most intrusive advertising I have come across and this includes google and yahoo. At least tell your web master to put the b****** adverts at the bottom out of the way. Yes I know the ad man wants them in your face. At least have some integrity and advertise some decent motors or how about a relevant advert to the article I am reading on your site!!!

Come on John invest in some decent web designers. Take a look at your own site, you have got the proportion of content vrs ads incorrect.

I usually am able to let the ads blur into the background but for some reason the ads on your site have really gripped by s h 1 t.

Vikingdon1    on 4 September 2017

What happened to car number 25 ????

tuk585    on 4 September 2017

I really wish this top 25 list was presented as a simple list with links for fast access. Scrolling through 25 pictures, without any clue as to what is in the list is incredibly slow and tedious!

Hear hear (or is it here here?)

Tony Widdows    on 5 September 2017

I am amazed, HJ has actually included two Vauxhalls in his list. Though one you would have a job to find.
Whenever a reader asks for advice on what car to buy next HJ never recommends a Vauxhall. Lots are built in Germany as Opels and are as well built as any Merc or BMW.

Slow Eddie    on 14 October 2017

OK, this is just a click-bait feature, but having ho-hummed my way to number 25 I read that -
"Fiat may have created an absolute hit when it came up with the 500 – but actually it’s a pretty bad car. The driving position is bad, the use of space is bad, the handling is poor, there isn’t much space in the boot and the engines aren’t great."

Is that the same Fiat 500 that HJ has had in his garage for about a decade & extols as a great small car? Was this list compiled by a junior intern?

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