It's time for me to get a car and build back up the NCB. I last owned a car in 2016 and managed up to now without one by commuting by train to work and cycling everywhere else. I am just looking for a car that is cheap to run and low cost on insurance hence no more than 1.2 litres. I will be using it once a week for a 50km motorway round trip and the rest for short spins of no more than 25km round trips on rural urban roads. I have a budget of no more than 7,000 and I was looking at the Renault Clio (2013 model) or the Seat Ibiza. If anyone has any other recommendations please feel free. I wouldn't be keen on Ford Fiesta or a Suzuki swift.
Dacia Sandero Stepway:
For cheap simple reliable motoring a Dacia is a good stop.
Do Peugeot's not have a bad rep for reliability?
No that's long in the past. The Peugeot 207 and 208 are great cars. The brother had a 207 and it never gave a moments trouble.
Opel Corsa and Ford Firsta are other options.
I do not see why you would rule out two of the best small cars in the Ford Fiesta and Suzuki Swift.
Live long and Prosper
Peace and long life.
Cheers. Are Opel cars okay. My brother had a Corsa before and it gave nothing but problems.
Sounds like it's best avoided so unless you find a well looked after serviced one.
A Kia Rio or Hyundai i20 are worth looking at.
That's a long time ago now.Peugeots are lovely cars these days,I'd have them over most "Luxury" brands.