Celerio tops best value list for new drivers
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.”