Cheap used Audis 2022

A cheap used Audi offers a perfect mix of quality and affordability. A cheap car doesn't need to be a sacrifice thanks to these deals

John Evans
Dec 10, 2021

Audi cars are known best for their strong build quality, excellent engines and upmarket feel. The trouble is, they tend to be quite expensive if you're shopping for a new car, and that extra cost can make the chance of owning an Audi quite slim for many of us.

The good news is, if you're open to driving a used car, there are ways of picking up an Audi for far less than you might expect. The used car market is filled with hundreds of Audi models of all shapes and sizes, with prices starting from as little as £8,200 or £205 per month on BuyaCar, which is incredibly cheap for a car you'd consider to be at the posher end of the scale.

Audi has tried to appeal to more affordable markets in recent years; the launch of the Audi A1 (a rival the Ford Fiesta) went some way to opening the door to lower-budget buyers. But with cheap used car deals it's not out of the question that you could also find larger Audi A3 and Audi A4 models creeping into your price range.

If you're interested in finding the poshest and most upmarket car for the lowest possible cost, a cheap used Audi can be a very achievable target. Not only will you be getting a whole load of car for your money, your friends and neighbours will also be wondering where you got your money from to drive such an impressive car.

Cheap used Audi deals 2022

Cheap Audi A1 deals

Offering top-notch 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. You can cut the price to £9,000 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), as 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 It has now been replaced by a larger model, but its quality means that it's still an upmarket choice.

AUDI A1 BUYERS' GUIDE

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Cheap Audi A1 deals

BuyaCar prices from £8,200
Monthly finance from £205*

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 an 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 will buy a previous-generation car from 2015 or 2016, 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. 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.

AUDI A3 BUYERS' GUIDE

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Cheap Audi A3 deals

BuyaCar prices from £8,524
Monthly finance from £269*

Cheap Audi A4 deals

If you’re looking for comfort and luxury for less than £15,000, then a 2016 or 2017 Audi A4 may just be within your price range. Representative monthly finance payments start at around £170 per month.

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 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.

AUDI A4 BUYERS' GUIDE

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Cheap Audi A4 deals

BuyaCar prices from £9,450
Monthly finance from £377*

*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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