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VW Up 1.0 Take Up 3dr - Cheapest cars to run

Cheapest cars to run - VW Up 1.0 Take Up 3dr - Total cost of ownership £8,535

Volkswagen up! - long termer second report front

Cost per mile: 28.45pMonthly running costs: £237.08Total cost of ownership (3 years, 30,000 miles): £8,535

It’s small, but the Volkswagen Up is more sophisticated than its proportions suggest. On the road it’s good fun to drive and is not be overwhelmed by the occasional motorway jaunt.

Volkswagen updated the Up back in 2016, allowing for even more customisation and a classier appearance – including the switch to smartphone based sat-nav rather than a dedicated unit. That being said, the updated gearbox did reduce performance in some models without any real gain in economy.

Top 10 cheapest cars to run in the UK

  1. 1. Dacia Duster 1.6 SCe 115 Air 5dr
  2. 2. Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCe Access
  3. 3. Dacia Logan MCV 1.2 Access
  4. 4. Suzuki Celerio 1.0 SZ2
  5. 5. Mazda 2 1.5 75 SE+ 5dr 
  6. 6. Kia Picanto 1.0 65 1 3dr
  7. 7. Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 3dr
  8. 8. Peugeot 108 1.0 Access 3dr
  9. 9. VW Polo 1.0 75 SE 5dr
  10. 10. VW Up 1.0 Take Up 3dr
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