Nearly new cars - latest deals

Save more than £15,000 on some the best new car deals, with low-rate finance available too

Simon Ostler
Feb 25, 2020
Ford Focus

Looking for a new car that's up-to-date with loads of tech and a good warranty? We've got loads here on BuyaCar, but they are much cheaper than you might expect a new car to be.

That's because these are 'nearly new' cars, and while they might not be brand new off the shelf, they are as good as. In many cases a nearly new car will be the very latest model (69-plates at the time of writing) with the very latest specification at a vastly reduced price.

They will also be covered by the initial manufacturer warranty, so if you're looking at an older 2019 car, that could give you as much as five years of cover. You're getting pretty much all of the benefits here, without losing an awful lot.

Nearly new cars differ slightly from pre-registered models, in that these cars will have been driven a few thousand miles and probably owned at least once previously. But this does mean you can save up to 30% off some small cars, and as much as £10,000 on larger SUVs with a range of flexible finance options. You'll probably still be able to detect that new car smell too.

Read on for a selection of great value nearly new cars available right now on BuyaCar.

Nearly new small car deals

Honda Jazz

BuyaCar price from £12,831
Monthly finance from £205

You'll struggle to find a small car that's more practical than the Honda Jazz. Behind its egg-shaped exterior is enough legroom for five adults and a clever interior with rear seats that flip up like they do in the cinema to create more space for luggage in the foot wells.

Prices for nearly new 2019 SE spec models start at less than £11,000. For your money you'll get air-conditioning, Bluetooth and cruise control, but not the black wheels and styling additions of the next-level Sport trim.

There's a new Honda Jazz on the way in 2020 too, so you can expect nearly new prices on this outgoing model to be reducing as we get towards the turnover period towards the end of the year.

HONDA JAZZ BUYERS' GUIDE

Seat Ibiza

BuyaCar price from £11,990
Monthly finance from £181

The Seat Ibiza is a very capable family car for something so small. Despite its size, there is plenty of interior space on offer along with lots of tech and a comfortable ride. Because it is smaller than something like a Ford Focus it feels more nimble round corners too. Better still, a nearly new Seat Ibiza from BuyaCar can save you nearly £5,000 on the list price.

The current version of the Seat Ibiza was launched in 2018, but we have several examples of the older model available that are equally good value - if not quite as accomplished as the latest car. They both look pretty similar other than a few small details like the headlights, so you won't feel like you're missing out on too much if you do plump for an older model.

SEAT IBIZA BUYERS' GUIDE

Fiat 500

BuyaCar price from £10,000
Monthly finance from £157

The cute, retro design of the Fiat 500 still turns heads and there's still strong demand for the small city car. However, there are now substantial savings of more than £5,000 to be made on nearly new models with a high specification.

Prices are even cheaper for the entry-level Pop version, but we think Lounge trim is the best way to go with an excellent array of kit including air-conditioning, alloy wheels, dashboard touchscreen with Bluetooth, and parking sensors.

This iconic model is finally due to get a replacement at some point in 2020, with a brand new model set to make its first appearance soon. With plans for an electric Fiat 500 also in the works, it seems likely that we should see used prices for this outgoing model begin to drop towards the end of its lifespan, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

FIAT 500 BUYERS' GUIDE

Nearly new crossover and SUV deals

Kia Sportage

BuyaCar price from £17,299
Monthly finance from £267

There are plenty of family crossovers on the market combining the comfort and fuel economy of a family hatchback with the higher driving position of a rugged 4x4, but the Kia Sportage stands out thanks to its seven-year warranty and distinctive design.

Going for a nearly new Sportage will mean you're also taking home a huge chunk of that warranty, making the value of this £7,000 saving all the better.

The Kia Sportage is spacious, practical and well equipped. The '2' model comes with alloy wheels, sat-nav and a reversing camera. Choose a petrol-powered GDi model and you'll make a decent saving on a car that was first registered 2019. Diesel variants are also available with similar discounts and these will bring substantial fuel savings too, with real-world fuel economy of around 45mpg - 10mpg better than the petrol.

KIA SPORTAGE BUYERS' GUIDE

Audi Q3

BuyaCar price from £25,390
Monthly finance from £356

The small family-sized Audi Q3 crossover combines the mechanical parts from the A3 hatchback with a taller design, giving drivers a better view of the road and passengers more headroom. The boot is bigger than the one you'll find in the A3 too.

The savings are already enormous; 2019 Q3 models with the 2.0-litre diesel engine available on BuyaCar for around £4,500 less than the list price. Better still, that price will get you a very strongly equipped S Line model, coming with sports seats, sports suspension, a touchscreen media display and 19-inch alloy wheels on top of all the standard stuff you'd expect like climate control and parking sensors.

AUDI Q3 BUYERS' GUIDE

Nearly new family car deals

Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall Astra front

BuyaCar price from £12,990
Monthly finance from £193

If you can forgive the middle of the road image the Vauxhall Astra has, you’ll soon learn that it’s far from a middle of the road car. In fact the Astra is one of the best all-round family hatchbacks you can buy, especially at a reduced price with over £5,000 of savings attached.

In Griffin trim, you really are getting the best that an Astra has to offer, it's comfortable and spacious, with a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine delivering plenty of power and acceptable fuel economy from what is a pretty aggressive petrol engine.

VAUXHALL ASTRA BUYERS' GUIDE

Mercedes C-Class

BuyaCar price from £29,980
Monthly finance from £411

Here we have the very capable and incredibly upmarket Mercedes-Benz C-Class. We have some huge discounts to offer on this car right across the range, but there are particularly good deals to be found on top-of-the-range AMG Line 220d trim models - savings of almost £12,000 to be precise.

The cars we're looking at are also equipped with the Premium packs, which add a panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charging, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to what is already a very pleasing car to sit in. AMG Line models will all feature splashings of brushed metal and wood throughout the interior.

MERCEDES C-CLASS BUYERS' GUIDE

Ford Focus

BuyaCar price from £16,780
Monthly finance from £252

A 2019 Ford Focus in Titanium trim will go some way to bringing the same level of luxury you might find in a Mercedes C-Class for instance. With a high-quality interior featuring ambient lighting and heated front seats, we can't think of anything more you could ask for with savings of over £7,000 on the table.

In terms of tech, you get the full works with an eight-inch touchscreen, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, air-conditioning and a heated windscreen. There are also huge amounts of cutting-edge safety kit too, including parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, post-collision braking and intelligent speed assist.

FORD FOCUS BUYERS' GUIDE

 

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