Cheap used Audis 2021

Opt for an upmarket car without breaking the bank: cheap used Audis

John Evans
Feb 15, 2021

As one of the big three German manufacturers, Audi has made its name as an upmarket brand developing high-quality cars with up-to-date styling and plenty of technology on-board.

Perhaps what best signifies the success of Audi and its cars is the variety it has in its range. From the Ford Fiesta-sized Audi A1, right up to the Audi R8 supercar with its V10 engine, the manufacturer has got every market and sub-market catered for with a well-built and high-tech option.

But, while admittedly they aren't exactly at the budget end of the spectrum when they're new, used Audi models often represent surprisingly strong value for money. While the price will drop - sometimes substantially - the quality remains even after a few tough years on the road.

So, if you're dead set on picking up a used Audi, it's unlikely you're going to be disappointed. Here at BuyaCar we have 4444 ready and waiting, with prices starting from just £9,255 or £175 per month if you opt for a finance deal.

Cheap used Audi deals 2021

Cheap Audi A1 deals

Offering premium quality in a pint-sized car since 2010, the Audi A1 is the brand’s cheapest model, which means that you can buy a fairly recent car for a reasonable price.

Petrol-powered 2016 models cost less than £12,000, or around £160 a month on finance. You can cut the price to £9,000, or around £135 a month by opting for a higher-mileage 2014 model, or a diesel version. Be warned that some 2014 and 2015 diesels don't meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards, and so you'll have to pay to drive in London's ultra low emission zone (ULEZ),a s well as other clean air zones.

The A1 is a mini Audi, with a grille and lights shaped to resemble those on the brand’s larger cars. Inside the switches are just like those on more expensive models, and there’s also a simplified version of Audi’s intuitive software on the pop-up dashboard screen. It has now been replaced by a larger model, but its quality means that it's still an upmarket choice.


Cheap Audi A1 deals

BuyaCar prices from £9,255
Monthly finance from £175*

Cheap Audi A3 deals

Audi is part of the Volkswagen Group, and so the Audi A3 shares many of its mechanical parts with the Volkswagen Golf. But when it comes to the bits that you can see, the car feels better-made, thanks to high-quality plastics and excellent dashboard display that’s operated with a rotary controller, making it simple to use while on the move.

A budget of around £10,000, or £130 a month with finance, will buy a current-generation car from 2014 or 2015, which has a colour screen that pops up from the dashboard.

There are plenty of diesels available but not all meet the latest emissions standards, known as Euro 6, and so face inner city emissions charges, including London’s ultra low emissions zone. There are Euro 6 diesel cars and petrol models within the price range.

Entry-level Audi A3 SE models come with alloy wheels, air conditioning and Bluetooth for connecting your phone wirelessly, as standard. Sport models add climate control and driving modes, including one to make the car feel sportier. S line cars have 18-inch alloy wheels and part-leather seats.


Cheap Audi A3 deals

BuyaCar prices from £9,995
Monthly finance from £193*

Cheap Audi A4 deals

If you’re looking for comfort and luxury for less than £12,000, then a 2014 Audi A4 may just be within your price range. Representative monthly finance payments start at around £170 per month.

These cars were among the last of the previous-generation A4, which was replaced in 2015. They often come with leather seats, sat-nav, climate control and larger alloy wheels, and you can typically choose between the saloon or the Avant estate.

The vast majority of A4s in the price bracket are diesel powered and it’s worth opting for a 2014 or 2015 car with the 2.0-litre TDI Ultra engine. This used advanced technology to improve fuel economy and cut emissions. It was effective enough to ensure that the car meets the latest Euro 6 emissions regulations, making it exempt from some future diesel charges.

The engine is extremely quiet when cruising at a steady speed and that’s where this generation of the A4 excels: ensuring high levels of comfort over long distances. It’s not as nimble or responsive as a BMW 3 Series in corners, but that’ll suit many families.


Cheap Audi A4 deals

BuyaCar prices from £12,058
Monthly finance from £229*

*Representative PCP finance - Ford Fiesta:

48 monthly payments of £192
Deposit: £0
Mileage limit: 8,000 per year
Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
Total amount payable to buy car: £11,926
Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

BuyaCar is a credit broker, not a lender. Our rates start from 6.9% APR. The rate you are offered will depend on your individual circumstances.


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