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Best cheap cars 2022

So you’re looking for a cheap car – but you still want a good car, right? Just because the price is low, it doesn't mean that the quality is too. All the cars here have low recommended retail prices and low monthly costs.

Hyundai i10

1. Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10 review
SEAT Ibiza

2. SEAT Ibiza

SEAT Ibiza review
Skoda Kamiq

3. Skoda Kamiq

Skoda Kamiq review
Nissan Juke

4. Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke review
Skoda Scala

5. Skoda Scala

Skoda Scala review
Vauxhall Corsa

6. Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall Corsa review
Kia Ceed

7. Kia Ceed

Kia Ceed review
Nissan Micra

8. Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra review
Citroen C3

9. Citroen C3

Citroen C3 review
Kia Picanto

10. Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto review

Cheapest cars on sale 2022

You want a new car for used car money? Here are the absolute cheapest cars you can buy through carwow thanks to our discounts. These really are the cheapest (though not always the best)…

Dacia Sandero

1. Dacia Sandero

Dacia Sandero review
Dacia Sandero Stepway

2. Dacia Sandero Stepway

Dacia Sandero Stepway review
Kia Picanto

3. Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto review
Dacia Logan MCV

4. Dacia Logan MCV

Dacia Logan MCV review
Mitsubishi Mirage

5. Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage review

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Cheap cars FAQs

The smaller the car, the less you’ll need to spend on both fuel and road tax. A smaller car is lighter and therefore more frugal on fuel. The Hyundai i10 or Peugeot 208 have efficient engines and return impressive fuel usage figures. Despite their size, they’re incredibly practical and would tick the boxes for most people’s day-to-day needs. They’re also a lot better for the environment. So not only can you feel better about the car you’re driving, but you won’t need to pay as much in road tax.

Cars that are cheap to insure are simply some of the safest available, and most economical to repair. Cheap and slow is the way to go. Every car down to each specific engine option is categorised into a group - taking performance and the cost of repair into account. These insurance groups range from 1 to 50. If you’re on a budget, try to get a car with a low insurance group number - the Toyota Yaris and Volkswagen Polo have a few models in group 1.

Through carwow obviously… but you can save even more. Every model of car has options, packages and different engines to choose from. To save money on a new car just think carefully about what you need and avoid the temptation to go for the top spec. Through our website you can find easy to understand descriptions of these options to help you pick what’s best for you.