Top Used Car Categories of 2011

In Featured Articles by Jonathan Humphrey

Getting your new motor is a big deal – should you buy brand new or is it better to find a used car to fill that spot on your drive? They are the main two questions, and the latter is becoming more and more popular each and every year.

The only issue is that now, because more are sold, it is hard to find the best bargains for your next vehicle. While there are many things to consider when purchasing used cars: setting up your budget, picking the right motor for you, contacting the seller to see if they are worth doing business with, inspecting the car, taking it for a test drive and doing the paperwork you can save a lot of money and get a great vehicle at the same time.

Here we will look at the best cars in five different categories to help you understand what you need.

Best City Car

If you are driving in and around the city, you need a fairly small car while also avoiding expensive running costs. With this in mind, you need something that has a great build, nicely stylish and very reliable so that it stands the test of time.

The best of the bunch came from Hyundai, with the i10. This car was only in production from 2008 and can be found with a 1.2 litre engine and bought for less than £4,000 used which makes it the number one for nipping around the city.

Hyundai i10 Best City Car


Best Luxury Car

While people may be looking for used cars, it’s important to remember that this doesn’t mean that we can’t have luxury as well. Although it’s necessary to have a bit of a bigger budget, you can get a quality car at a snip of the price if you’re willing to search.

It will need to be durable, and have a reputation that can stand the test of time no matter how long ago the car was built. Add to this a quality interior, and you’re looking at the perfect motor. If you also consider that luxury cars depreciate in value quicker and you’re on the right track for a bargain. With this in mind, take a look at the Mercedes S320 – good economy and a real pride in owning the car.

Mercedes Benz s320 Best Luxury Car


Best Executive Car

There may be many luxurious cars on offer to give you more pride of the driveway, but another similar category is looking executive. Looks are what people go off in today’s world, and to work your way to the top you need to look the part.

But, why pay top prices for executive cars when you don’t need to? You can get a sensational car that is a revelation for everything that you need it for – Jaguar XF. From just £15,000 you can transform the way that you are seen.

Jaguar XF Best Executive Car