Best pre-registered car deals 2022

Get fast delivery, save money, and even cut the cost of tax with a pre-registered car; these are practically new, but at much lower prices

Simon Ostler
Jan 7, 2022

Pre-registered cars are some of the best value models available on the market. They combine the factory-fresh feel (and smell) of a new car with the lower price of a used vehicle. In many ways they truly are the best of both worlds.

We always have a great selection of deals like this available on BuyaCar, with some offers slicing as much as £4,000 off of the price of a well-equipped family car such as the Hyundai i30 or Skoda Octavia. 

Unlike a brand-new model, there's no lengthy wait for a pre-registered car to be built; these are ready for immediate delivery, with just a handful of miles on the clock. While these pre-reg cars won't have been sold to a customer before, they will normally have been registered to a dealership, so they'll already have their number plate and technically you'll count as the second owner - this is why you can get a big saving; you're not technically the first owner.

Best pre-reg car deals

We have a wide range of deals for you to explore, ranging from cheap small cars, through practical family cars and into the more exotic and sporty end of the spectrum.

There is a huge selection of used cars online, and here at BuyaCar you can make a purchase with us and we'll deliver it to your door. Whatever you're looking for, we're confident there should be an offer here to help you save money on a virtually new pre-reg car. Keep reading for our selection of the best offers.

List prices correct as of January 2022

Pre-registered Fiat 500 deals

Fiat 500 list price from £14,005
BuyaCar prices from £11,295
Monthly finance from £222*

The Fiat 500 is already relatively cheap as a new car but a pre-registered example could save you up to around £3,000 on the list price. Fortunately, cheap doesn't mean low-rent. The 21st century 500 has bags of style and chic looks that haven't changed a great deal over its lifetime. So you can opt for a cheaper pre-reg model safe in the knowledge that it's unlikely to be overshadowed by the new version, which looks pretty similar.

Lounge is the second trim level up in the range but, it still has air-conditioning, split rear seats for greater practicality and a height-adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel, which makes it easier for drivers of all sizes to get comfortable.

The 1.2-litre petrol engine makes the 500 nippy enough around town and while it's not the most economical engine you can get in a small car, real-world fuel bills are likely to prove very low in any case. Pre-registered mild hybrid models are also beginning to find their way onto BuyaCar, so keep an eye out for their 'MHEV' badging if you're looking for even better economy.


Pre-registered Hyundai i30 deals

Hyundai i30 list price from £21,250
BuyaCar price Limited stock

When the latest Hyundai i30 arrived it felt for the first time like it was competing on the same level as some of its more established mainstream rivals - the likes of the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Seat Leon. That's reflected in the price; with the i30 costing more than £20,000 from new it needed to offer more quality, better engines and greater levels of tech.

On all fronts, Hyundai has achieved excellent results. Not only does the i30 feel like a quality and upmarket product, but it also drives extremely well, and features a modern and high-tech feeling interior. The 1.0-litre mild hybrid petrol engine produces plenty of power for sharp acceleration, while it has also proved to be fairly economical.

Even at its most basic level, the i30 features an eight-inch touchscreen media system along with a digital instrument display behind the steering wheel. There's Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, air-conditioning, a reversing camera, cruise control and rear parking sensors. Top-end models gain luxuries including wireless phone charging and a heated steering wheel for those particularly cold days.

The fact it's protected by Hyundai's five-year warranty is the icing on the cake if you're keen to protect your purchase.


Pre-registered Skoda Octavia deals

Skoda Octavia iV list price from £31,795
BuyaCar price Limited stock

The Skoda Octavia is one of the best pound-for-pound family cars you can buy. It's relatively affordable compared to the majority of the competition, but it excels in an awful lot of areas in a way that few of its rivals can manage. For a start, the Octavia even in hatchback form offers a huge amount of interior space. The 600-litre boot expands to 1,555 litres when you fold down the rear seats, which is enough to warrant a comparison with several estate cars.

Once you get inside you'll note the spaciousness of the Octavia spreads to the cabin, too, but perhaps the most surprising element of the new Octavia is how posh it looks and feels. There's a noticeable step up in class compared to the previous-generation model, with more emphasis on comfort and technology.

There's a pair of screens mounted on the dashboard. A 10-inch media display in the centre, alongside a 10.3-inch digital instrument display behind the steering wheel. Voice control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard tech, along with cruise control and climate control.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the latest Octavia is the inclusion of hybrid technology. The plug-in hybrid Octavia iV models provide the chance for drivers to greatly reduce their reliance on fuel, however it does encroach on some of that boot space, bringing the capacity down to 450-litres (1,405-litres with seats down). That said, if boot space isn't everything to you, and you're just looking for a quality car with plenty of tech and the ability to run on electric power, the Octavia is a worthy contender.


*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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