The most affordable cars to finance on a budget.
9th July 2021
As everyone knows, cars can be pretty expensive, especially when you have bad credit. They can range from hundreds to thousands to even hundreds of thousands of pounds; however, a lower price doesn’t necessarily mean a lesser car!
With so many brands producing hundreds of makes and models, it can be hard to settle on one that’s truly right for you. For that reason, we’ve tried to make it a little bit easier for you!
Take a look at some of the most affordable and high-quality cars that Unity (and a large number in the UK) seem to love!
1) Ford Fiesta. The Ford Fiesta is one of the most popular cars in the UK to date, starting from around £16,000. However, the used market is especially promising, with prices as low as £6000.
The reputation that the Fiesta has built up over the years is well deserved. The Fiesta comes with all of the expected tech a car in this price range comes with. From traffic sign recognition to parking assistance, the car has many great features and drives well. There are many other exciting features to make your driving experience better. Find out more about them here.
It has a somewhat generalised design, not too flashy but not too bland, that suits most tastes. This really helps when deciding on what Fiesta you like as the choice is somewhat endless, with designs not differing too much between them.
The Ford Fiesta has two engine types which you can pick from depending on the performance you’re after. The 1.1-litre petrol engine (1.1 Ti-VCT 75) has 74 brake horsepower (bhp), but it can feel a little weak on faster roads. However, the 1.0 turbocharged Ecoboost engines have that extra kick.
The Ecoboost 95 engine is impressive hitting 0-62 in around 10.6 seconds, and there’s a range of alternatives available. Such as the
If you’re looking for something super nippy, then the Ecoboost Hybrid 155 brings the sprint time down to 8.9 seconds!
2) The new Fiat 500. The small yet powerful car is another one of the nation’s favourites, I’m sure you see them almost everywhere you go, and there is a reason. The Fiat 500 ranges from around £10,000 down to about £5000, depending on the year of release.
Fiat is the latest to announce its plans to go fully electric with their Fiat 500e shown below.
To stop it from being left in the dust, Fiat worked hard on the car with a very decent range of up to 199 miles per charge. To add to this, it can charge up much quicker than many of its competitors. There is also a choice between a regular hardtop or convertible, so what’s not to love?
The 0-60 of the electric 500 is a respectable 8.0 seconds. Because of the power of an electric car on takeoff, it feels even faster than this!
The new 500 is built based on its narrow street heritage from the brand’s conception in Italy. Because of this, it has a super tight turning circle, great comfort and easy parking due to its compact size.
3) Vauxhall Corsa. The new Vauxhall Corsa is a very modern and fresh take on a car and has plenty of tech and equipment on top of a well-designed interior.
To add to that, its £15,000 price tag is quite reasonable for what you get.
It is a solid all-around car for those of you who might not have owned or driven a Corsa before. They are popular among all ranges of people from learners to pensioners.
Over the past few years, even among fierce competition from other small cars like the Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo and the Seat Ibiza, the Corsa has been near the top of the mountain for sales.
Vauxhall recently joined PSA Group, which means that they share their foundations with Peugeot, Citroën and DS. This has also allowed them to behind the work on their very first all-electric Corsa-e.
Although you may think that some cars in manufacturing groups are somewhat cut and paste with a lick of paint on top, this car isn’t that. Instead, it feels like its own car and visually doesn’t resemble its new brothers and sisters in the PSA Group.
The Corsa has three engines, two petrol and one diesel engine. The turbocharged 99bhp version of the 1.2-litre engine comes in at 9.3 seconds on a 0-60 test, pretty respectable if we do say so ourselves. The 1.5-litre diesel engine boasts an increase to 101bhp; however, it isn’t as quick on the 0-60, coming in at 9.6.
Hopefully, these cars were up your street and maybe someday in the future, you’ll be driving them down your road!
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