Cost-efficient used cars for young drivers at Smiths Motor Group

For many young people who have just passed their driving test or are looking to buy their next used car, the overwhelming variety of models available second-hand can be daunting.

Buying a car can be a pretty time intensive process but doing the research does pay off! So, we thought we’d help you out. The list below showcases some of the most cost-efficient used cars we have at Smiths Motor Group to help you get that step closer to finding your first or next perfect used car.

Dacia Sandero

The Dacia Sandero is the cheapest new car currently available in the UK, with prices starting from an unbelievable £6,995 on the road! The Dacia Sandero is also an award winner, having won What Car?’s ‘Best Small Car for less than £12,000’ award for seven years in a row.

The revised Dacia Sandero offers plenty of style despite its low price. The Sandero’s fluid lines and curves, combined with its new honeycomb-style grille, give the car a truly modern look.

Inside the Sandero you will find a comfortable, relaxed cabin with contemporary satin-effect accents along with a new, four-spoke steering wheel that is very tactile to hold.

Dacia Sandero Essential includes the below features as standard:

  • Manual air conditioning
  • Bluetooth connectivity and DAB radio
  • 15" Tarkine wheel rims
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Hill start assist

Hyundai i10

A bold new attitude. The Hyundai 10 has recently been revised with updated styling and new advanced safety and connectivity features – many of which are usually associated with much bigger and more expensive cars. You don’t have to take our word for how great the i10 is, What Car? recently awarded the i10 it’s ‘City Car of the Year’ award for the fourth year in a row!

The Hyundai i10 has recently been updated to ensure the car’s appearance remains modern and stylish. Featuring updated front and rear bumpers and new, round LED daytime running lights the i10 has even more personality than before.

Inside you will find the stylish, high quality interior design the i10 has become known for. Those wanting to add a dash of colour to their cars interior can choose from blue or red interior options free of charge from SE model upwards (exterior colour restrictions apply).

Hyundai i10 S includes the below features as standard:

  • Electric front windows
  • Daytime running lights
  • USB and aux audio connections
  • ABS with brake assist system
  • Remote central locking
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Nissan Micra

Designed to raise expectations. Offering striking design inside and out as well as the very latest connectivity and safety technology, the Nissan Micra offers everything you could want in a car.

Micra takes its styling cues from the Nissan Sway concept car - and it stays true to those concept car looks. Micra features Nissan's new 'V-motion' grille giving the car a distinctive face while the character line running from the front to the back of the car creates a sporty profile.

Special care has been taken when designing the interior of the Micra to provide extra levels of driver comfort. The driving position has been lowered to offer a more secure driving feel and a wide range of seat and steering wheel adjustment means that drivers of all shapes and sizes will be able to find their perfect driving position.

Nissan Micra Visia+ includes the below features as standard:

  • Air conditioning
  • LED signature daytime running lights
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • USB with iPod connection and Bluetooth
  • Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition
  • Stop/start technology*

*Stop/Start System is not available on IG 71 engine.

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Renault Clio

Attractive, intelligent, sophisticated… the Clio has got it all. It won't take long for you to fall for the charms of the New Renault Clio. It's curvaceous design combined with an updated front grille and all-new lighting signature makes sure it stands out from the crowd. 

The updated Renault Clio adds subtle tweaks to its seductive design to keep its exterior looking modern, stylish and distinctive while the car retains its hidden rear door handles to maintain its coupe-like profile.

The interior too has been upgraded with high-quality materials and new design touches. New Clio offers warm, inviting materials making the interior a place you love to spend time. You can customise the interior on selected models to your own tastes with a choice of colours for the air vents, gear-lever gaiter, dashboard, door panels and seat piping.

Renault Clio Play includes the below features as standard:

  • Manual air conditioning
  • Cruise control with speed limited
  • 16-inch black alloy wheels
  • Handsfree key card with keyless entry
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Front fog lights

Vauxhall Corsa

Bolder, brighter and altogether brilliant. With its great looks and clever design, the Corsa has an interior so gorgeous and comfortable you simply won’t want to get out.

There are some seriously intelligent features - big car features you just wouldn’t expect: A heated windscreen for those frosty mornings. Headlights that see you safely round corners. An intelligent camera system that reads road signs. A touch-screen audio system with apps that connects to the internet through your phone.

Built for the city, the exterior of the Corsa has cool, sculptured looks, which are brilliant from any angle. You’ll love its sporting grille, precision headlights and flowing rooflines.

Vauxhall Corsa Active includes the below features as standard:

  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB audio connection & aux-in socket
  • Heated windscreen
  • Daytime running lights
  • Hill start assist