Are you sick and tired of being late to work because of an unreliable bus or train? Have you had enough of not being able to feel your toes on those cold winter mornings?
For first time buyers, ‘budgeteers’, or people on the hunt for a reliable runner, there’s nothing more satisfying than bragging about your ‘cheap and cheerful’ car that gets you from ‘A to B’ hassle-free.
Now don’t get me wrong, there’s an almighty difference between a cheap, run-down banger and a dependable bargain.
There’s no point in getting a car for a cut-throat price that inevitably sees you becoming a season-ticket holder at the garage or has you praying every time you turn on the ignition.
So that’s why we’re here to guide you through an honest review of the cheapest new cars in 2019, so you can tailor-make your decision for a reliable car at an easy on the pocket price.
Is a cheap car right for me?
A cheap car doesn’t automatically subject you to a stressful relationship with your car, not anymore! With fierce competition , there is no room for mediocrity in today's automotive industry.
Yes, you might not have a commanding SUV with digital touch screen dashboards, electronic seats or voice recognition, but do you REALLY need all those?
If you’re on a budget and looking for an affordable and practical car, a small car is a no-brainer. It does exactly the same thing as a £100,000 Jaguar, it gives you the freedom to go wherever the wind takes you.
Advantages of a cheap car:
Cheap and cheerful: If you look after your car, there’s no reason to be worried about forking out a fortune on up-keep. Go easy on the pedals, gearbox etc, adhere to maintenance schedules, be road smart and your car should live a long and happy life!
Stress-free: Smaller cars can be dead cheap. You won’t be looking over your shoulder every month wondering why you opted for a car you can’t pay for.
Build your credit rating: If you’ve got a low credit score, buying a cheap car can help you build it back up. If you’ve got no credit (potential first-time buyers) it’s an opportunity to establish a healthy credit rating.
Reliability: Because the competition is so high - safety and reliability is a staple for all manufacturers.
Opportunity: Cheap cars give people the opportunity to drive to work, go on a remote camping trip, help out in an emergency etc. The options are endless and give you a true appreciation of having access to a car.
Right, that’s enough jabbering on from me, let’s get stuck in!
Starting from cheapest up, here’s our list of the top 13 cheapest new cars of 2019 for you to wrap your chops around. Let’s turn those road trip fantasies into a reality!