With the new year fast approaching car dealerships are stressing to get rid of some of their second-hand cars. If you are in the market for a new car it is the perfect opportunity to buy one as a lot of dealerships will be looking to meet their end of year targets. The change of from 2019 to 2020 means the value of the cars on the lot will depreciate even further so in their eyes it's better to sell before the new year. We spent some time looking on the likes of CarZone & Donedeal for the best-used cars under 5000. This week we have set a budget of 5K to see what we can get. The buyer we are looking for here could possibly be a first-time buyer who’s options may be limited by high insurance rates so we will be factoring that into our decision. The prices in this piece have been taken from October 2019 so there may be some changes by the time you read this.
Peugeot 207 - 2011 (€5,000)
First up is a 2011 Peugeot 207 the big brother of the famous Peugeot 206 an ideal car that is a great starting point for any first-time driver. This model is a 1.4L petrol which is in the C tax bracket (€390) with a manual gearbox and only 71k kilometres on the odometer you really can’t get better value than that. The combination of relatively low mileage accompanied by a long NCT contribute to the 5K buy price, making it the best used Peugeot we’ve seen online.
Opel/Vauxhall Corsa 2011 - (€4,995)
Next up is the Vauxhall Corsa or the Opel Corsa more commonly known in Ireland, a brilliant car that is the perfect size for any first-time buyer. This example is being advertised for €4,995 for 2010 this is a fair price considering the mileage on it. This Corsa D has a 1.2 L diesel engine which is very economical and also falls in the A4 tax bracket which is only €200. It currently has 58K kilometres, with only 1 owner it definitely would be in contention if I was in the market as a first-time buyer.
Renault Clio - 2011 (€4,950)
Our third pick on our best cars under 5000 list is the Renault Clio. We came across this one on Carzone that had incredibly low mileage considering its age with 57K kilometres. This model has a 1.1L petrol engine which falls under the lowest tax bracket. Similar to the other models on the list it has a manual gearbox with owners only amounting to one. A trend is beginning to occur here as you can see by the size of the cars along with the engine capacity.
Seat Ibiza - 2010 - (€4,900)
Okay, we know the colour isn’t that desirable and the mileage is a lot higher than the other three cars under 5000 but hear us out here, there are plenty of positives to the Ibiza. This was the only used Seat Ibiza for sale in our price range. A Seat Ibiza 1.2 L petrol engine with a manual gearbox, it falls under tax bracket B1 which is €270 for the year. Most definitely the sportiest car on the list, if you can forgive the colour and the mileage it would be a solid purchase to kick off your car ownership!
Toyota Yaris - 2010 (€4,450)
No budget list could be complete without a Toyota present. We came across this one that had pretty low mileage but there was plenty more Toyota Yaris for sale when we checked! While they might not be the most appealing car to the public, their reliability is second to none which is why the are so popular around the world. This model is the cheapest on our under 5000 list coming in at €4,450. It has a 1.3L petrol engine falling under tax bracket A4 (€200) with a manual gearbox and an NCT until November 2020. The safest bet of them all would be a used Toyota Yaris if you can get over the aesthetics of the car.
So that it the best-used cars under 5000 that you can buy in October 2019. A tough decision to pick one but I think the Clio is the winner for me! If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more like this message us on Facebook or Instagram we'd love to hear what bargains you were able to grab for under €5,000. As always if you have any questions regarding any of our blog topics or queries about car parts or accessories, shoot us an email at email@example.com and our team will help you to get Car parts for less.
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