Whats the best small car to buy…….1.0 – 1.2 cc?

looking to buy a 2002-2005 model of something cheap to insure,reliable and good on juice


  • Fraser Mcmillan

    My recommendation is either the Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1 or Peugeot 107.

    All identical mechanically and all built in the same factory by the same people. They have a 68bhp 998cc engine which is perfectly adequate for a car that size.

    They cost £20/year to tax, are very cheap to insure and return at least 60mpg. They are tinny and they do rattle a bit but you’ll get that with any car in this class.

    They all use engines designed by Suzuki and use a timing chain, so another plus point for reliability and cheap running costs (it never needs changed, unlike belt driven systems).

  • keith p

    VW polo very good on fuel and they will not let you down if you keep up with the maintenance .

  • george d

    At 1.2 CC the ‘engine’ wouldn’t even be able to turn the gearbox input shaft. I think you mean 1.0 – 1.2 litre !!The days of unreliable cars are thankfully long gone. Take your pick from any of the popular European or Japanese offerings.

  • Sandy

    buy a suzuki, one of the best cars outhere

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