If you are intending to get a brand new car but don’t want one that eats a lot of gas or would cost a lot for repairs, you should think about a car that costs between $10,000 to $15,000. It needs to also have 4/5 doors and it should not be a big car.
You will likely get a car that uses gasoline. The most fuel efficient gasoline powered car is the Yaris by Toyota. Then again, let’s investigate Diesel options, since you will have several choices here also.
In cases where it’s possible to afford a new car, you could get a brand new Corsa, Astra, Opel or Renault Clio between the price range of 8,000 to 10,000 Euros. You can also get yourself a used car for that much with 60,000 to 140,000 kilometers on it.
When you have more than 12 000 dollars, you can find Opel Astra, Mazda 6 (a great car with plenty of optional features), and some Hyundai Accents. You may also get lucky and discover a Yaris for that price tag as well. It is actually also conceivable to uncover older BMWs at that price but bear in mind that they eat a lot of gas.
When your budget easily goes over $13,000, you can probably consider getting a new car instead of a used one. One car to consider at this cost is the Mitsubishi Colt but it does have a noisy interior. And don’t forget, the Colt doesn’t have a good resale value even with its decent quality.
One more good but small car is the Suzuki Swift. You can find ample room for the driver but for the other parts of the car, it’s a bit cramped. Typically the model with the 1.25 engine saves on fuel but it is not a particularly good drive, which may not be worth it for the price.
The Hyundai Accent 1.5 is another car with average optional features and a decent warranty. The Hyundai support is a plus, and they are also providing warranty for any new car in the limit of 100 000 kilometers or 5 years.
Another good car model is Skoda and they have the new Fabia with 68 HP engine. Having said that, the assistance is not so great, and you might have problems repairing it at your local garage.
The Renault Clio is an additional car to consider with its 65 horsepower 1.5 liter engine and enough room for a tall person. It features an typical consumption of 5.4 liters/100 km in the city but it will consume below 3.8 if you are going on a straight road at 90 kilometers/hour. Obviously, you can’t expect a car to be both high performing but fuel efficient. However, nearly all cars are equipped to get to 120 km/h easily and you won’t leave you feeling that you are soliciting the engine too much. At top rates of speed, gasoline consumption can go over 4 liters per kilometer but no more than 7 or 8.