There’s plenty of choice out there, prices kicking off at
£2000-£2500 to secure a 2009/2010 petrol or diesel with 100,000 miles or more. A few damaged/repaired examples lurk in that price bracket, so tread carefully. £3000-£4000 bags something a couple of years newer and mileage should be under 100,000, while at £6000-£7000 there’s a variety of 2013/2014 cars to choose from. Up the budget to £8000£10,000 and you’ll get a two- to three-year-old car with low mileage, in superb condition and with plenty of warranty remaining. 2018 models with very low mileages can be found around the £15,000 mark, with £18,000-£20,000 being asked for the most recent, top-spec examples.