posted 7 years ago

Best New Cars for £7,250

Finding the best new cars for £7,250 is like searching for an honest MP.

Finding the best new cars for £7,250 is like searching for an honest MP. Tricky, but not impossible. Regrettably though, for this rock-bottom price, your choice is rather limited. One contender is the Chevrolet Spark 1.0 5dr, which is priced at only £7,215. Once you take possession the cost cutting continues. It averages 55.4mpg, manages 67.3mpg on the extra-urban cycle, and can be taxed annually for £30. It even has a five year warranty.

The Chevrolet Spark 1.0 5dr is the replacement to the Matiz. Fortunately, it is light years ahead of its horrendous predecessor. As such the steering is light for easy manoeuvring, the clutch works almost effortlessly, and the ride is fairly comfortable. Even at motorway speeds life is reasonably pleasant, although there is plenty of cabin noise. It has a few toys too, including the: immobiliser, twin air-bags, power steering, and split/fold rear seats.

The Nissan Pixo 1.0 Visia is a viable alternative - and this city car only costs £6,995. The Pixo has lower running costs than its rival, so it averages 64.2mpg and manages up to 74.3mpg on the extra-urban cycle. It has lower emissions so is cheaper to tax too. This Japanese run-around is also easy to drive thanks to its light controls. Specification is similar to the Chevrolet Spark 1.0, so expect power steering, an immobiliser, and air-bags.

Clearly, neither of these vehicles are particularly capable - or even the best in class. Their main selling point is price, and to buy any new car for less than £7,250 is fantastic. Both vehicles have their pros/cons, but the Nissan Pixo's lower running costs, robust build, and more fashionable badge make it the better choice. Sounds like the perfect transport for MPs.