My First Used Supermini Car

Right so I’m in the market looking to buy a Supermini car. The reason being is I’m still young and it makes perfect sense. This is due the fact they’re affordable, cheap to run and fun to drive. I have looked into 8 potential Superminis that I’m looking at buying, as finding the perfect one has become very tough due to the amount of new models which are coming out which are better than ever.

The first Supermini I looked at was a Used Toyota Aygo. The main reason being is that for my age it’s relatively cheap to buy and also cheap to insure. This forms the main part of my criteria. It also seems to drive very well and has the Go-Kart feel which makes it fun and enjoyable to drive. This is especially true when driving around the city. The only pitfall for me is that I’m at university so I do a fair bit of motorway driving. I also often have lots of things to bring home and the boot space is minuscule and awkward to load.

The second supermini I’ve considered is a Used Seat Ibiza the main reason being is its style and its enjoyment to drive which make its one of the best driving superminis available, a potential negative is the lack of space in the rear but that’s irrelevant for me but can imagine it’s not ideal if you have a family, unlike the Aygo the boot space is an adequate size and similar to its rivals. Next up is the Used Peugeot 1007, this is very similar in looks to a vast amount of superminis these days but it does have sliding doors which is a rare touch and does make it easier to get out especially in those tight parking spaces.

The problem I feel with this car is the weight is heavy meaning that the performance and the drive does suffer. Used Hyundai i20  is the next supermini car I considered and matches my criteria like the Aygo in terms of being good value for money and low running costs and has plenty of kit on the inside. The downside of this vehicle is that it’s not as much fun to drive as some of the other superminis I’ve deliberated.

The Second Hand Mazda 2 is a worthy contender to be my first supermini as the car is fun, reliable and most practical on the market and definitely one of the most spacious in this category with plenty of head and legroom in the rear and a large boot compared to its rivals. The bad points with this vehicle are that I don’t necessarily need a family sized car! There is not enough equipment in the car and the interior isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing.

A Second Hand Nissan Note  is the next option and is definitely something different compared to the other cars in this market.  The car has a quirky design and is very spacious compared to its competitors although when doing long distances the engine noise can get irritating and the ride can be quite firm and unsettling which isn’t exactly ideal for me. Second Hand Kia Picanto is another car I’ve considered purely for the fact that you get lots of car for the money, spacious and well equipped which matches what I need but unfortunately it’s got a small boot and sluggish performance which won’t be ideal during my motorway drives.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Supermini Car

A different type of supermini all together is the Second Hand Used Mitsubishi i-MiEV! Its super low running cost are a no brainer. Its completely silent! It’s also narrow in shape which makes it easy to nip in and out of small gaps. The car is too expensive to buy unfortunately. This is the case with most electric cars at the moment. Furthermore the limited range means my trips to and from university will prove difficult.

supermini car

Moreover, after carefully considering the supermini car market and superminis on offer. I think the one which suits me best is the Seat Ibiza! This is due to the fact its stylish and fun to drive! Furthermore it is fairly cheap to drive and has adequate boot space for my university travels.


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