Cele­rio tops best value list for new drivers

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - MOTORING NEWS -

MANY MO­TORISTS – es­pe­cially younger ones – pay over the odds for their cars.

That’s the re­sult of re­search by au­to­mo­tive ex­perts HPI who say few peo­ple know what to look for when buy­ing a sec­ond­hand car.

The re­search found pay­ing too much was high­est among 18 to 24-year olds (30 per cent) and many ad­mit­ted rush­ing the pur­chase of their first car as they were ea­ger to start driv­ing.

As part of the re­search, HPI has also iden­ti­fied the top 10 best cars that will not only hold their val­u­a­tion but are the cheap­est to run, mak­ing them ideal for new drivers.

This was cal­cu­lated based on fac­tors in­clud­ing price, in­surance, fuel con­sump­tion, tax and emis­sions. The list is as fol­lows.

The best cars to buy, in or­der, are said to be: Suzuki Cele­rio Hatch­back; Da­cia San­dero Diesel Hatch­back; Peu­geot

108 Hatch­back; Da­cia Lo­gan MCV Diesel Es­tate; Toy­ota

Aygo Hatch­back; Citroen C1 Hatch­back; Nis­san Mi­cra Hatch­back Spe­cial Edi­tion; Suzuki Swift Hatch­back;

Nis­san Note Hatch­back Spe­cial Edi­tion; and SEAT Ibiza Sport Coupe.

Philip Nothard, re­tail spe­cial­ist at hpi said: “The Suzuki Cele­rio came out top in our best buy sur­vey with a to­tal cost of mo­tor­ing of £7,099.95, ahead of the Da­cia San­dero at £7,212 and the Peu­geot

108 at £7,646. This in­cludes ev­ery­thing from the cost of the ve­hi­cle it­self to in­surance and fuel costs.

“If buy­ing a used car pri­vately, find out what you should be pay­ing and do the nec­es­sary checks to find out how many keep­ers it has had, whether there is a mileage dis­crep­ancy, if it’s ever been stolen, or even writ­ten off. It re­ally does pay to be thor­ough.”

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