8 Great Budget Friendly Cars

Car companies invest a tonne of money to find out what appeals most to their customers.

For you as a consumers, it’s very simple; you want a great car at a great price, no matter whether it’s a second hand car found online or a new car from a dealer. The cars below offer you terrific value and should be on your shortlist if you are on a budget.

In Britain we have a fascination with buying new cars. However, many of these are now available on used car sites, such as Exchange and Mart, too.


  1. 2013, Nissan cube

The Nissan cube has a style of its own and a funky look. It may not be the prettiest car and it certainly doesn’t make everyone swoon, but for the person whose fancy it strikes, the car is a very respectable box on wheels that is absolutely lovable.

        2.  Honda Fit

This car is hard to beat when it comes to cost and performance. It is loved by critics, as well as consumers, always a good combination, and has great safety features too.

3.  Mazda 

The Mazda3 has a powerful engine and is fun to drive, while at the same time being relatively kind on your pocket at the petrol pump; it doesn’t get much better than the Mazda 3. The Mazda 3 is available as a sedan or 5 door hatchback

      4. Ford Fiesta

This vehicle is small and agile, making it the perfect car for running errands about town and squeezing into those tight parking spaces. It also has fantastic fuel economy.

         5.  Ford focus

If you are pinching pennies, the Focus SE with a sports package is all you need for a fun to drive, responsive , nimble and downright entertaining fast little car.

The Focus ST is a 5 door hatchback that is turbo charged and generates 252 horsepower. The gear box is manual and the car has 23.8 cubic feet of boot space. You can also fold the rear seatbacks for an impressive 44.8 cubic feet of room for stuff.

       6.  Hyundai Elantra

If you want a car that will last, and save you money, the Hyundai Elantra is it. It is safe and very roomy as well as being inexpensive. They also re-sell quite well, so when you decide to get a new car, this one should get you a large chunk of the money you spent back into your pocket.

        7.  Jeep Grand Cherokee

This midsized SUV uses 290-horsepoer and has a 3.6 liter V-8 engine. The trunk space is a little stingy for an SUV, coming in at a little over 69 cubic feet. It is well-priced car, if a little juicy.

      8.  Kia Optima SX

The 2 litre, four cylinder, turbo charged engine powers the six speed transmission of the Kia. The trunk is wide and allows for 15 cubic feet of cargo and the driver’s seat is adjustable in 8 ways. Kia is almost synonymous with value and the Optima SX will not disappoint. It is a good vehicle that is fuel-efficient and has a remarkably long warranty.

The list above is certainly not exhaustive and there are other models that offer great value.

Visit your local dealer or search online and you are sure to find great deals on new and used vehicles that are comfortably within your budget, and which you can then add your own personal touch to.