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

Christofer Lloyd
Mar 17, 2021
Kia Sportage

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. 

Mercedes GLE deals

You'd be forgiven for thinking the Mercedes GLE, a large and upmarket SUV with a posh badge, might be a bit expensive. And it was as a brand new car, but it can be found at a surprisingly low price as a used car. There are plenty of them around, too, as the GLE's been on sale since 2015, which means that there's lots of choice on the used market.

Our best deal on BuyaCar brings the price down to just £23,050 for a 2016 model with less than 30,000 miles on the clock and desirable AMG Line trim. With a powerful 3.0-litre diesel engine and a smooth standard-fit automatic you can cruise with class while spending much less than half of what you'd have to spend on a brand new equivalent.


Skoda Kodiaq deals

Like the idea of a large SUV but don't have enough for the Mercedes above? Another high-quality SUV with a practical edge and a comfortable interior is the Skoda Kodiaq. But while a brand new model is still reasonably good value, there's no argument against an even better value used option.

There's currently a 2017 Kodiaq in SE trim available on BuyaCar for £17,550 with less than 20,000 miles on the clock. Standard equipment includes a 6.5-inch media system with Bluetooth and a digital radio plus chrome interior styling details - and best of all, this comes with a saving around £8,000 compared with what it would have cost new.


Kia Sportage deals

Fancy a stylish, high-riding 'crossover', like the Kia Sportage? They don't normally come cheap - especially if you go for one that offers plenty of standard equipment, but that needn't be the case if you go used. Better still, the Sportage comes with a seven-year warranty from new, so even if you go for a 2018 model, you benefit from four years' warranty - that's more than you get with most new cars.

BuyaCar has a 2018 model with just over 14,000 miles available for less than £15,000. That gets you a diesel model with an automatic gearbox in '2' specification, which offers plenty of punch from the engine and the prospect of decent fuel economy. With Bluetooth, sat-nav, USB connectivity and a reversing camera, this car may be affordable, but it doesn't skimp on standard kit.


Audi A3 deals

After an upmarket hatchback that's usable day-to-day but also enjoyable to drive? Of all the options you could pick from, none offer such a high-quality feel as the Audi A3. It's a classy car, in terms of looks and feel, and there's a broad range of engines on offer from frugal petrol and diesel models to high-performance options.

BuyaCar currently has a 2016 2.0-litre diesel model in Sport form for £10,499, which makes this a very affordable option. Yes, this car has covered just under 65,000 miles, but it's also less than half the price it would have been less than five years ago. This Sport model, with its sport seats and sharp styling adds an extra bit of flair, while this version also includes sat-nav.


BMW 3 Series deals

The BMW 3 Series is a hugely popular car. That might make you think that you'll have to fight a load of other potential customers to get your hands on one and that you'll have to pay a high price, but on the contrary. Having lots of people buying new models means that there are loads of used models on offer, so you can get tonnes of car for your money. Not only this, the 3 Series is a great all-rounder, offering good comfort levels on longer trips while being impressively agile around corners.

BuyaCar has a 2017 model available in desirable M Sport specification with the punchy 320d 2.0-litre diesel engine and an automatic gearbox. With well under 40,000 miles covered, this 3 Series should last for decades to come, but it still comes in at around half what it would have cost new - just £15,999.


Ford Focus deals

Another popular family car famed for offering decent comfort levels but being enjoyable to drive, is the Ford Focus. The previous generation Focus, like this model, was even more fun to drive, making it a good choice for those who want a sensible hatchback that is engaging to drive. With a range of punchy turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, most models are also pleasingly nippy.

If you like the idea of a relatively quick but still economical petrol model, BuyaCar could have a good option for you: a 2017 model with the 1.5-litre 'EcoBoost' petrol engine with 150hp and desirable ST Line trim, which gives the car a sporty feel inside and out. This four-year old car has covered barely 26,000 miles, but is available for just £11,099 - that's half the cost of even the most basic new model, which offers less power and lacks this version's sporty touch.


Nissan Qashqai deals

High-riding SUVs often come with high prices, but that isn't a problem if you're open to used models. The Nissan Qashqai has always been relatively affordable and now a new model is on the way, second-hand versions are potentially even better value.

BuyaCar has a 2017 model with just 30,000 miles on the clock for £12,099. This gets you the refined and pleasingly punchy 1.2-litre petrol engine and well-equipped N-Connecta specification. Consider that the outgoing model is still on sale for a little while longer and the fact this model looks virtually identical but costs around half the cost of even the cheapest new model and it makes a lot of sense.


*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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