Best new cars for under £150 per month

These great PCP deals will let you drive away in a brand new car for less than £5 per day: these are the best new cars for under £150

BuyaCar team
Dec 12, 2019

Looking for an affordable finance option on a brand new car? These deals represent an opportunity for you to become the proud owner of a new car for less than £150 per month.

You might think that buying a new car would mean shelling out thousands of pounds, but actually, thanks to PCP finance deals offered by manufacturers, those huge price tags are no longer an immediate issue.

 

Instead you can spread the cost out over a series of much more manageable monthly payments - our quick and easy PCP finance guide will give you all the ins and outs to help you make the right decision on your new car.

To get your money to go even further, you could consider going for a used car instead. £150 per month might not sound much, but you'll be surprised what it can get you with BuyaCar. The most obvious choice would be a Mercedes A-Class which, although it's the older model, has yet to reach 30,000 miles and comes with a very desirable badge on the front.

But if it really is a brand new car that you're after, read on for our list of the best brand new cars you can get for less than £150 per month.

The best new cars for under £150 per month

1. Renault Clio

Our pick Renault Clio Play TCe 75
List price £13,615
Mileage limit 6,000 per annum

Monthly repaymentsNumber of instalmentsDepositRepresentative APROptional final paymentTotal cost of finance
£14649£1,2500%£4,511£13,615

 

With an efficient, but hardly lightning-fast, petrol engine and in well-equipped Play trim, this version of the Renault Clio is remarkably good value for money for around £150 per month.

An upgraded stereo, sat-nav and alloy wheels are all included as part of the standard specification, and the Clio’s design looks modern, even though it has been on sale for five years. There is a new one just around the corner, so we expect prices on this outgoing model will be drastically reduced on the used market.

This older model might not up to the very latest standards in comfort and cornering, like the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo but you’d be hard pushed to find those for the same price.

Renault Clio buyers' guide

2. Dacia Duster

Our pick Dacia Duster Essential SCe
List price £11,695
Annual mileage limit 6,000 per annum

Monthly repaymentsNumber of instalmentsDepositRepresentative APROptional final paymentTotal cost of finance
£13948£1,6246.9%£5,557£13,853

 

You could be forgiven for thinking a new car of this size for this price may seem impossible - if you've never heard of Dacia. But the Romanian company, owned by Renault, really pushes the boundaries of just what a cheap car is.

A monthly cost of £139 will get you a Dacia Duster Essential with a 1.6-litre petrol engine capable of producing 115hp and a 0-62mph time of 11.9 seconds. It’s not a quick car, by any means, but it’s relatively smooth and quiet and will do a job for buyers who aren’t bothered about getting anywhere in a hurry.

Dacia Duster buyers' guide

3. Citroen C3

Our pick Citroen C3 Feel 1.2 PureTech 68hp
List price £14,585
Annual mileage limit 6,000 per annum

Monthly repaymentsNumber of instalmentsDepositRepresentative APROptional final paymentTotal cost of finance
£14948£2,9990%£4,703£14,705

 

One of the most relaxing small cars to drive, the Citroen C3 is designed to calm, with armchair-like seats, cushioned suspension to absorb pothole jolts and light steering.

Excellent fuel economy and a touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both features of the 1.2-litre Feel model, which is extremely cheap for a modern car.

Although space in the rear seats is limited, compared with other small cars such as the Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo, the boot is still a decent size.

Citroen C3 buyers' guide

4. Vauxhall Corsa

Our pick Vauxhall Corsa 1.4i 90hp Energy
List price £15,070
Annual mileage limit 8,000 per annum

Monthly repaymentsNumber of instalmentsDepositRepresentative APROptional final paymentTotal cost of finance
£148.9735£3,0004.2%£4,945£16,152.77

 

An outlay of £150 per month can put you behind the wheel of a new Vauxhall Corsa which, in Energy specification, is loaded with standard equipment like a heated windscreen, Bluetooth and air conditioning, as well as 16-inch alloy wheels and a touchscreen media system.

It might not cost much, but it's still a good all-round car, with a comfortable ride, spacious interior and stability in corners so, for the price, you can overlook the more modern interiors of rivals like the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo.

Vauxhall Corsa buyers' guide

5. Volkswagen Up

Our pick Volkswagen Move Up
List price £10,910
Annual mileage limit 10,000 per annum

Monthly repaymentsNumber of instalmentsDepositRepresentative APROptional final paymentTotal cost of finance
£15035£1,895.300%£3,764.70£10,910

 

The little Volkswagen Up may well be the cheapest car VW makes, but it still feels as well put together as a Polo.

Its miniscule size and light steering make it easy to manoeuvre around tight city streets. Choosing a Move Up model gets you air-conditioning, and a split rear seat. Although, your £150 will limit you to the 60hp 1.0-litre engine, which is fine around town, but not-so fine on the motorway.

Volkswagen Up buyers' guide

6. Dacia Logan MCV

Our pick Dacia Logan MCV Essential Blue dCi 90
List price £11,895
Annual mileage limit 6,000 per annum

Monthly repaymentsNumber of instalmentsDepositRepresentative APROptional final paymentTotal cost of finance
£14948£2,3056.9%£4,045£13,752

 

It may seem unfair to have two different Dacias on this list, but when they’re this affordable, they’re hard to ignore. The Dacia Logan MCV is a spacious estate that offers a 573-litre boot, which expands to 1,518 with the seats down. To put that into context, the Skoda Fabia can only muster a 530-litre boot. In fact, Dacia are so keen to shout about the Logan’s load-lugging abilities that the MCV in its name genuinely stands for Maximum Capacity Vehicle.

For £149 per month you get all that space, but it can also get you behind the wheel of a diesel-engined model, great for those who travel around 1,000 miles a month or more. The diesel engine is better to use than the petrol alternatives if you regularly haul heavy loads too.

7. Hyundai i10

Our pick Hyundai i10 SE 1.0 MPi
List price £9,195
Annual mileage limit 10,000 per annum

Monthly repaymentsNumber of instalmentsDepositRepresentative APROptional final paymentTotal cost of finance
£116.73250£2,3000%£2,300£9,195

 

The Hyundai i10 may not be the best city car around, but it has one ace up its sleeve - a five-year warranty.

It also has one of the biggest boots in its class, at 252-litres, plus it’s available in five trim levels. Engine choice is limited to just a 1.0-litre or 1.2-litre petrol engine.

SE Spec models with the 1.0-litre engine are all you can afford at £150 per month, but SE does at least come with air-conditioning, DAB radio, and smartphone connection.

Hyundai i10 buyers' guide

 

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