When it comes to buying a new car, budget is everything. It can make the difference between a car that will last for years and one that needs constant maintenance, and will also be the decider when it comes to choosing between new and second-hand. For those with less money to spend on a car, it’s worth having a look at some of the lower cost new cars, as those low prices are making them viable options even for those with less budget. That’s because there has been a rising demand for vehicles that are more suited to first time buyers and those with a limited budget, and the industry has caught onto that need. Here are the top three cars that are worth looking at if you’re looking for something new but affordable.
If you’re looking for the most car for your money, then you probably won’t look much further than the Dacia Duster. Not only is it the same size as the ever-popular Nissan Qashqai, it’s incredibly just over half the cost. That doesn’t make it flawless of course, and your money has clearly gone into providing the bare minimum in terms of frills. Everything about the Duster is about streamlining down to the basics, making it a pared-down feat of engineering with little in the way of accessories. Also considered one of the safer cars on the road, the Duster also has a robust set of security features as well. Spacious and practical, the Duster certainly offers a lot of scope for those with a limited budget.
Seat Mii Hatchback
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With a distinct appearance that is just packed with character, the Mii is very affordable. On the design side, it’s got a definite sporty feel to it, and that extends to the driving experience as well. The Mii is an absolute dream to drive, and can make even the most jaded driver feel the joy of the open road. Even more importantly, the low cost of buying a Mii is also matched by the extremely low running and service costs,so it’s worth checking those out before you commit. Ideal for city driving, it’s no real surprise that the Seat Mii continues to be popular among city-dwellers, although it’s just as much fun to drive on the motorway as it is on the busy city streets.
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This is a car that looks the part and then delivers. Neatly designed and priced incredibly reasonably for what you get, the ZS is just the latest challenge from MG cars to the wider market. Cheaper than the Renault and SEAT options in a similar style by a significant amount,the ZS still manages to come with all of the accessories that you need. There are two engine types to choose from, although the 1-liter is slightly smoother than the more powerful 1.5-liter. Easy to handle and impressively comfortable, the ZS also boasts some impressive interior space, making it one of the more practical options for those that need to load up their car on a regular basis.
While these are not the only options on the market, they are all ideally suited if you’re looking for the right mix of high quality and low price. You might have to do without all of the bells and whistles, but these cars are all solid and reliable choices that will run well without breaking the budget.
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