Nearly new cars - latest deals

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

Simon Ostler
Jan 31, 2021
Ford Focus

Looking for a practically new car with all the latest tech and plenty of warranty cover, but without the steep new car price tag? We have loads of appealing options here on BuyaCar, and 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 and you won't be able to pick a purple model with yellow seats and green wheels - if that's what you're after - you'll get practically all of the benefits of getting a new car without paying the high price.

In most cases, a nearly new car will be the very latest model with the very latest specification, but because they have been driven a little - even if that may only be several hundred miles - they are available on the market at a vastly reduced price.

Better still, nearly new cars are covered by a vast majority of the initial manufacturer warranty, so even if you're looking at a two-year old car, for instance, that could still give you as much as five years of cover. Essentially, you're getting nearly all of the benefits of buying a brand new car, without losing an awful lot, and saving huge amounts of money in the process.

Nearly new cars differ slightly from pre-registered models, in that these cars will have been driven a few hundred miles to a couple of thousand miles and probably had at least one previous owner. But this does mean you can save thousands of pounds - as much as £10,000 or even £15,000 on certain models, with a range of flexible finance options and massively reduced cash prices. You'll probably still get most of 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

1. Honda Jazz

BuyaCar price from £15,770
Monthly finance from £209

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 2020 S spec models start from around £12,500 with BuyaCar. For your money you'll get air-conditioning, Bluetooth and cruise control, but if you opt to spend a little bit more, Sport trim adds black wheels and a handful of other styling additions. You'll have to be quick to make the most of these low prices though, because the next generation Jazz has arrived and prices for nearly new versions start from closer to £20,000.

The new model introduces a bold new look, hybrid power and a taller Crosstar variant, while those ever impressive rear seats, that fold up as well as down, make a welcome return. When it comes to boot space, however, the older car offers far more room, so it's still worth considering.


2. Seat Ibiza

BuyaCar price from £12,000
Monthly finance from £184

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 around 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.


3. Fiat 500

BuyaCar price from £10,995
Monthly finance from £176

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 on BuyaCar.

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, a touchscreen media system with Bluetooth, and parking sensors.

Fiat introduced a mild hybrid variant of the 500 in 2020, adding a small electric motor to the engine in order to improve efficiency, and starting prices for these are getting more and more affordable. Meanwhile, an electric third-generation model is also on sale now. It's initally available alongside the second-generation 500, but prices for this are much higher than the standard petrol version.


Nearly new crossover and SUV deals

1. Kia Sportage

BuyaCar price from £16,200
Monthly finance from £237

There are plenty of family crossovers on the market combining much of 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 huge savings available even more valuable. Better still, even if you go for a very affordable four-year old model, you'll still get as much warranty as most new cars.

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 can make a decent saving on a car that was first registered in 2020. 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.


2. Audi Q3

BuyaCar price from £28,468
Monthly finance from £401

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. Another thing that's higher than with the A3, is the price.

Thankfully, the savings are already enormous; 2020 Q3 models with the 1.5-litre petrol engine are available on BuyaCar for around £4,000 less than the list price. Better still, that price will get you a very strongly equipped S Line model, coming with sport seats, sport suspension, a touchscreen media system and 19-inch alloy wheels on top of all the standard tech you'd expect, like climate control and parking sensors.


Nearly new family car deals

1. Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall Astra front

BuyaCar price from £14,792
Monthly finance from £212

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 get, especially at a reduced price, with over £5,000 of savings attached.

You could save as much as £7,000 if you opt for an SRi Nav model and make the most of some pretty upmarket features, considering a nearly new model will cost you around £15,000. Along with a seven-inch touchscreen media system with sat nav you'll be treated to cruise control, rear parking sensors and air-conditioning.


2. Mercedes C-Class

BuyaCar price from Limited stock

Fancy a sleek and comfortable car that offers a stylish interior with plenty of feel-good factor? Take a look at the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. There are huge discounts right across the range, including particularly good deals on high-specification AMG Line 220d diesels - with savings of almost £12,000 possible.

The cars we're looking at are also equipped with the desirable Premium pack, which adds a panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charging, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to what is already a long list of standard features. AMG Line models all feature splashes of brushed metal and wood throughout the interior.


3. Ford Focus

BuyaCar price from £16,921
Monthly finance from £226

A 2020 Ford Focus in high-specification Titanium trim goes much of the way to bringing the same level of luxury as you can get in something like the Mercedes C-Class, for a much lower price. With a high-quality interior featuring ambient lighting and heated front seats, plus plenty of other desirable kit, the Focus is all the more appealing with savings of more than £3,000 on the table.

In terms of tech, you get an eight-inch touchscreen media system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, plus air-conditioning and a heated windscreen. There are also decent amounts of safety and assistance kit included too, with parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, post-collision braking and intelligent speed assist all accounted for.


*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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