Not everyone in the world is able to afford the latest Nissan Skyline GTR or a Bugatti Chiron, though I'm sure we all wish we could! Most of the UK motoring public quite rightly consider price and running costs top of their priority list when purchasing a new or used car.
According to autoexpress, the current cheapest new car to buy and run is the Suzuki Celerio 1.0 SZ2 5dr. Now let’s face it, the Celerio is probably not a car which will get everyone’s juices flowing. However, when it comes to affordability, it is clearly very good value for money and very practical too!
At the moment, Suzuki are advertising the Celerio from £6,999 otr, and for a little run around hatchback that is certainly a great deal. It is estimated that when driven in a city for three years (or 36,000 miles) the total cost of ownership is £6,914.12. Working out at just 23p per mile. This certainly should make you stop and think?
If you’re thinking of upgrading your car, you may not be thinking of going for a brand new vehicle. Perhaps, as millions of people per year, you’re starting to delve into the used car market. Here at Breakeryard.com we very much approve of this second option. Everything we do is about supporting our customers in finding the right part for the right price, should their car ever need it. Even with the best used cars, sometimes they might need a new or used spare part from time to time.
For about the same budget as the new Suzuki Celerio 1.0, you should be able to find a 2010 - 2013 Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi Econetic. This model of Fiesta’s official average MPG is 78.6, with a real world rating of around 60 MPG. Being low to insure and sporting that impeccable fuel economy, can you really go wrong?
Another aspect of replacing your car is trying to get as much value out of your current vehicle to maximise your return. One way to do this is to make sure there are not any little 'niggly' things wrong with your car before selling. Replacing a part and spending as little as £45, could mean you can raise the asking price of your car by as much as £100-200. Definitely worth doing wouldn’t you say?
If you're in need of a part for you car, click here and our extensive network of UK breakers will help you find the right used car part at the best prices.