The best used cars with sat nav for £10,000

A budget of £10,000 can get you an awful lot on the used market. If sat-nav is a priority, there are plenty of options you can go for

James Mills Craig Hale
Jun 18, 2021

If you've got £10,000 to spare on your next car, scouring the used car market can be an exciting way to spend your time. There are thousands of models to choose from at this kind of price, including more upmarket options from the likes of Audi. Needless, to say, you won't be disappointed by the choices on offer, but if your number one priority is a sat-nav, then you'll have everything you could ever ask for, and more.

Car manufacturers have been developing cars with dashboard mounted displays for years now, and implementing a built-in sat-nav has become so commonplace that it would be quicker write down the list of cars that don't have a navigation system included.

So finding a used car with sat-nav within this £10,000 price range will be easier than you might have imagined. But to help whittle down the options a little, we've put together this list of what we think are some of the best used cars around with that all-important sat-nav ready to go.

Whether you're looking at a cash buy, or thinking about spreading the cost over a long-term finance deal, check out this list for some high-quality used cars at great value prices. From family hatchbacks and city cars to SUVs and estates, we've got something for everyone right here on BuyCar.

The best cars with sat nav for less than £10,000

1. Nissan Micra

Used deals from £7,653
Monthly finance from £129*

Easy to drive, and boasting good fuel efficiency figures, it's easy to see why the Nissan Micra sells well. It's no surprise, then, that there are plenty of used examples on BuyaCar for well under £10,000. N-Connecta trim is abundant, with equipment light automatic lights and wipers, interior ambient lighting, 16-inch alloy wheels and safety equipment like a lane departure warning system and traffic sign recognition.

You'll also find higher spec Tekna trims and lower spec Acenta trims - these had to be optionally specified with sat-nav. Whether you go for the 1.5-litre diesel engine or the 0.9-litre petrol engine, you're bound to see promising mpg figures.

NISSAN MICRA BUYERS' GUIDE

2. Ford Fiesta

Used deals from £8,695
Monthly finance from £162*

The latest Ford Fiesta went on sale in 2017 and it addressed criticism of its predecessor's interior by throwing in a good-sized, eight-inch colour touchscreen that sits proud of the dashboard, just above the central air vents. Based on the company’s SYNC 3 media system, it works well and the graphics and user interface are way better than the old Fiesta’s dated system.

From entry-level, the Fiesta includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, while going for Titanium trim and above will get you that all-important sat-nav. It has also dipped in and out of options lists on lower trim levels, so check the individual car's spec sheet to be sure.

Aside from those upgrades inside, there is still no debating the way the Fiesta drives, as it continues to prove itself as one of the best small cars on the road. It's hardly surprising therefore that this car remains the best-selling car in the UK. For this sort of budget, you can stretch to the more powerful, yet more efficient 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine - try to avoid the less powerful 1.1-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine which you'll have to work harder.

FORD FIESTA BUYERS' GUIDE

3. Skoda Rapid Spaceback

Used deals from £9,895
Monthly finance from £159*

While the Skoda Rapid Spaceback was short-lived, you can still depend on it to ferry around your family in relative comfort. It shares many of its mechanical parts with the Volkswagen Golf, including a strong range of petrol and diesel engines. The 110hp 1.0-litre petrol engine will be sufficient for families looking to turn away from diesel. You'll be looking at SE Tech or SE Sport models for sat-nav, but don't expect much else in terms of equipment.

What it lacks in equipment, it makes up for in price. You can get one of these for much less than a Ford Focus or a Volkswagen Golf - bad news for first time owners, good news for you on the second-hand search pages.

SKODA RAPID BUYERS' GUIDE

4. Fiat 500X

Used deals Limited stock

Be it for its quirky personality or retro looks, the Fiat 500 has been selling in huge numbers since its launch in 2008. So well, in fact, that Fiat launched the 500L people-carrier, and this, the 500X crossover. It's been available in a few forms over the years, from plain and simple City or Urban versions to the rugged-looking Cross model, as well as a more aggressive Sport model. Less common, but still available if you look hard enough, is a four-wheel-drive version, but most buyers are unlikely to need this and would prefer the higher fuel economy of two-wheel-drive versions.

MultiJet is the name given to the efficient 1.6- and 2.0-litre diesel engines, but the 1.4-litre MultiAir is just as strong a contender. 

FIAT 500X BUYERS' GUIDE

5. Citroen C4 Picasso

Used deals Limited stock

The Citroen C4 Picasso makes a terrific family car. There are more storage solutions aboard than an Ikea branch and the Grand Picasso version offers seating for seven people. It makes a better family car than an SUV, and because it’s not as fashionable as an SUV, a used C4 Picasso is markedly more affordable.

The media system sports a seven-inch screen that takes a little getting used to – not because of the navigation system but because Citroen, in its wisdom, decided even features such as interior heating had to be operated through it.

A good thing about the dashboard is that there are two displays for the sat-nav, with a smaller screen positioned much higher up to help the driver keep their eye on the road. Look out for used models with the Feel or Flair trim, as these came with a larger, 12-inch display. Although these may be more expensive than our £10,000 budget.

CITROEN C4 PICASSO BUYERS' GUIDE

6. Vauxhall Insignia

Used deals from £8,499
Monthly finance from £165*

A great estate car is still, in our opinion, hard to beat. They are easy to load up, they ride and handle better than an SUV or people carrier and, these days, they look increasingly stylish. The Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourer is a case in point. It’s a handsome car, and the post-October 2013 models benefited from a facelift that brought an improved interior with far fewer buttons. One key update was the larger eight-inch touchscreen display for the media system, and it’s worth seeking out these versions, which are comfortably within this £10,000 price range.

The fact it has a boot that holds 540 litres of luggage (1,530 with the back seats lowered) and drives as smoothly as it does makes it a surprisingly good used option. The hatchback version is equally as stylish; spend a bit more and you'll find yourself behind the wheel of the latest Insignia (Vauxhall calls it the Grand Sport). 

2008-2017 VAUXHALL INSIGNIA HATCHBACK BUYERS' GUIDE
2017-PRESENT VAUXHALL INSIGNIA GRAND SPORT BUYERS' GUIDE

7. Nissan Qashqai

Used deals from £8,999
Monthly finance from £189*

The Nissan Qashqai is one of the best-selling cars in the UK, and we’re not surprised. It's like the comfort blanket of the car world, doing enough to make all but the most demanding drivers feel cosy.

The current-generation model was pretty well equipped when new, so, bar the entry-level S trim, every used Qashqai should feature a built-in sat-nav. It’s operated via the car’s seven-inch touchscreen display, which is pretty intuitive to get on with. They also feature Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, so syncing a smartphone is easy.

A choice of diesel or petrol engines are available in this price range, while the driving experience can best be described as comfortable. And to be honest, when the family is aboard, that’s probably all most drivers care about.

NISSAN QASHQAI BUYERS' GUIDE

8. Hyundai i30

Used deals from £9,695
Monthly finance from £173*

Backed by a five-year warranty, the latest version of the Hyundai i30 faces competition from the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf, Mazda 3, and Renault Megane, just to name a few. It also loses sales to buyers of crossovers, too.

It's not as bold as the Megane, but it still looks sharp. Quality is high, too: it shares many parts with the Kia Ceed. There's a 1.6-litre diesel engine, but the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol will probably be almost as efficient, but a little more fun to drive.

Sat-nav comes on SE Nav models, but look out for a high-spec Premium or Premium SE model with higher quality materials and more standard equipment like keyless entry, an electrically adjustable driver's seat, and heated front seats

HYUNDAI I30 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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