Welcome to the autoexpress.co.uk guide to making your money go further. In this economic downturn-defying special, we've assembled 15 of the cheapest cars currently on sale in UK dealers.
What do we mean by cheap? Well, with the launch of TATA's Nano this week, we're thinking really cheap. And although only one of the models in our frugal family costs anywhere near to the Nano's projected £4,500 price tag, all the others cost less than £8,000.
Marking the entry point to a manufacturer's range, these cheerful machines aren't likely to be packed to the gunwalls with satnav systems and leather seats, but they do offer honest, reliable transport. Some are better than others. Read on to find out which ones...