The UK's cheapest cars

Kia Picanto
20 Mar, 2009 9:52am Sam Hardy

Join us as we bring together 15 of the cheapest cars on sale today in our credit crunch-beating special!

Welcome to the 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...

Fiat 500

Vauxhall Agila

Nissan Micra

Suzuki Alto

VW Fox

Smart ForTwo

Proton Savvy

Kia Picanto

Mitsubishi Colt

Hyundai i10

Ford Ka

Fiat Panda

Citroen C1

Chevrolet Matiz

Perodua Kelisa