Best used cars to buy - 2014 Used Car Awards

18 Jun, 2014 9:00am

Britain's best used cars by market sector with used car prices revealing the top cheap used cars for all budgets

If you want to make your money go further when buying a car, choosing a second-hand model is the way to go. But with such a vast array of used cars available, which is the best used car for you?

Don't worry, Auto Express is here to help. We've picked the best used buys in 16 classes in our Used Car Awards. The winners represent the pinnacle of the UK used car market plus we've identified some great budget alternatives and the finest nearly new options, too. 

In the menu on the left you'll find our used car recommendations in full. We cover the whole of the UK car market picking the best small used cars, the best used family cars and estates, the best used SUVs much much more besides.

The top used models from premium brands like Audi, BMW, Volvo and Mercedes are all included alongside the pick of the ranges from mainstream marques like Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Mazda.

Our expert test team gives its top tips on finding the best car at the right price and we've also selected our overall 2014 Used Car of the Year. It’s the buying guide you simply can’t afford to miss.

Just click the used car categories to get started...

• Best used car: Vauxhall Insignia
• Best used city cars
• Best used superminis
• Best used premium small cars
• Best used small family cars
• Best used family cars
• Best used estate cars
• Best used MPVs
• Best used crossovers
• Best used SUVs
• Best used executive cars
• Best used luxury cars
• Best used convertibles
• Best used sports cars
• Best used hot hatchbacks
• Ones that could make you money

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Lately I've bought my next car, second in family, for my wife. I found great page called WheelDeal where I found best car for her, and it is actually one of the best cars we ever had. And the transaction was very clear and nice.

My wife bought a second hand Hyundai Accent. Now she sleeps in a single bed, has 2568 cats, does the crossword and talks to herself quite a lot.

This article should have been called "Cheapest Used Cars". The Audi A1 didn't make it on to this list, which with it's incredibly brilliant TFSI engine, immense handling and more than reasonable price tag - should have been the best car in both the Small Premium Car and Hot Hatch categories.

I'm sorry, but the Citroen DS3 is NOT a premium car. It's SH** in every sense of the word. The clutch is like burying a basket of bricks, the brakes are spongey, the suspension is roll-y, the engine pulls about as hard as a knackered donkey, the interior quality is grim and frankly - low quality, the seats are uncomfortable and the cabin is generally just a depressing place to sit.

I'm actually shocked at this list of cars - in every single category, there are huge mistakes in choices for BEST used cars - as for it being the best list of CHEAPEST used cars... it's fine.

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