When it comes time to change your vehicle, buying brand new is not always an option. But it may not always be the smartest option either. Here we’ve listed some outstanding cars that you can buy second-hand for a fraction of the price.
Volkswagen Touareg 4.2 TDI
The second generation VW Touareg was a more understated and sophisticated take on it’s popular predecessor. The 4.2 version with the smooth yet strong 4.2-litre diesel engine, is an impressive fusion of performance and efficiency. The Touareg was developed alongside the Porsche Cayenne so it’s also surprisingly agile for such a large car. Add to this the fact that it’s just as adept off-road as it is on, and the Touareg starts to look like a great choice for a used car.
BMW 530d estate
If you’re looking for a large estate car to cruise the roads in, look no further than this sleek number. It’s enjoyable to drive, quick and agile, but it won’t cost you a fortune to buy or run. The boot on the estate is very spacious, the engine is ergonomically designed, and it drives with the manageable feel of a much smaller car. The exterior might not be to everyone’s taste OK, (especially with the M Sport bodykit), but there’s no arguing that it’s not an eye-catcher. You can pick up a good used one for between £5 and £10K – a bargain.
Volkswagen Golf MK VI
The VW Golf is according to sales figures the most popular used car on the market, and we can see why. The Golf is an incredibly capable little machine; economical, dependable and athletic enough to make light work of any road surface. The Golf is gorgeous to look at, and although it may not be the most exciting car on the market, it handles well enough to keep even the keenest of petrol heads happy.
The Mazda MX-5 is another best seller, and it’s certainly a strong contender for the best used car throne. It may not be the fastest car in the world but the chassis is one of the most entertaining ever made. It’s designed with a simple yet innovative concept – there’s an engine at the front, sending its power, via a gearbox in the middle to the wheels at the back. It handles like a dream and a good used model won’t break the bank – you can pick one up for £1,500 or so. Plus the pop-out headlights are a cool surprise!
The Mercedes S-Class is the default choice for most drivers in the market for a luxury saloon. This classy car is quiet, comfortable and economical, and you won’t have to compromise on performance. Even in it’s humble diesel form – it’s the ultimate in luxury motoring. It’s definitely one of the pricier models on the list, but if you go for S350 diesel model, you can save in the long-term on running costs.
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