BuyaCar deals of the week

Want the absolute best value car for your money? Check out our top deals of the week that offer plenty of bang for your buck

Simon Ostler
May 26, 2021

Buying a brand new car has to be the most expensive way to change your wheels. If you don't fancy going for a used car, however, there is another, far better value way to get that new car smell and feel-good factor: pre-registered cars and new cars in stock.

Pre-registered cars, to all intents and purposes, are brand new, with less than 100 miles on the clock and being less than a year old. However, as they've been registered by a dealer - normally so the dealer can hit sales targets by selling the car to themselves - you are the second owner rather than the first.

In exchange for not being the first owner - and frankly, no one is going to know you're not, as pre-registered cars often still have the latest number plates - these effectively new cars come with the type of price you'd expect on a used car. So if you want a new car but like the idea of saving thousands, this could be the way to do it.

Alternatively, if you're on a tighter budget, or want even more car for your money, used cars can make even more sense. Yes, the car may not look like it's rolled straight out of the factory, but in exchange you can typically save yourself many thousands more - even compared with a pre-reg car.

Since modern cars are so well engineered, safe and long-lasting, even choosing a five-year old car with 50,000 miles should offer you many years of problem-free motoring. Below we've rounded up our selection of the best pre-reg and used deals on offer right now.

Keep reading to find the best deals on cars in stock that are available to order now for delivery to your door. Not only do you get to avoid new car dealer pricing but you also don't have to worry about the safety implications of travelling around the country going to showrooms following the coronavirus outbreak. In addition to home delivery, there's the option of contactless delivery with BuyaCar, for maximum safety. 

Mitsubishi Mirage deals

Small and stylish city cars are a common sight in the UK, their low price coupled with cheap running costs makes them popular among younger drivers, and those just after an affordable run around. The Mitsubishi Mirage is a cheap yet well-equipped option within its class, and used versions of this previous-generation model are even better value.

We have used examples starting at £5,480. With an economical 1.2-litre petrol engine under the bonnet and a CVT transmission, it should prove affordable to run and simple to drive - perfect if you're keen to keep behind-the-wheel stress to a minimum. Juro trim is only available on this older version of the Mirage, but it's still packing cruise control, hill start assist and heated front seats.

Vauxhall Viva deals

If you're looking for the very cheapest used cars, the likes of the Vauxhall Viva are bound to be somewhere in the conversation. It was built to be affordable, and although it's no longer available as a new car there are still plenty of great value used models on the market.

We have examples of the Vauxhall Viva starting at £4,699 on BuyaCar. Even with the cheapest and most basic SE trim, the Viva is equipped for family use, with two Isofix points in the rear seats and a Bluetooth stereo. The 1.0-litre engine is well suited to short journeys around town, and with only 40,000 miles on the clock in this case there is still plenty of life left in it.

VAUXHALL VIVA BUYERS' GUIDE

Mercedes A-Class deals

If driving a posh car with a famous badge on the front is important to you, then opting for a used model is the best way to ensure you get the most car for your money. A brand new Mercedes A-Class is an expensive car when you consider it's the same size as a Vauxhall Astra, but used prices will help to soften the blow on your bank account and ensure you're getting this upmarket hatchback at a great price.

Choose one in AMG Line Premium Plus form - this is the ultimate A-Class, with the full list of available tech included, with features not limited to a pair of 10.3-inch displays, the voice-activated MBUX media system with 10 speakers and sat-nav, heated front seats and dual-zone climate control. Examples of the latest generation A-Class in this trim can be had from £23,995 on BuyaCar.

A brand new one of these costs around £36,000, so do not miss out on this huge saving.

MERCEDES A-CLASS BUYERS' GUIDE

*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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