The top 20 used cars of Christmas
2001 BMW M5
Whether you’re after four-wheel drive to tackle any snow, or simply looking for a great deal, here’s our guide to buying wise This specific winter
Whether you have been naughty or nice This specific year, which’s still worth asking Father Christmas for the auto you definitely, definitely want to drive. There are so many great used cars out there in addition to many of them represent excellent value for money.
Just think how much happier you will be that has a sports car than, say, a pair of hand-knitted socks. in addition to why fill a stocking with chocolate money in addition to satsumas when a dinky little supermini would certainly be a much better present (to yourself)?
Just remember which a Great used car can be not just for Christmas. which will most likely keep you entertained at least until the MOT runs out.
We politely suggest which you leave This specific web page open in a prominent position in your family home, just in case Santa doesn’t get the message.
Our top 20 Christmas used cars
20 – BMW M5, the super saloon
If you were sitting on Santa’s lap in addition to he asked you what you wanted for Christmas, chances are you’d want a bit of everything. You know: supercar fast, comfy, room for all the family in addition to dead sexy to look at. Well, which would certainly have to be a BMW M5. The only conundrum can be whether to go old school or newer school.
Our pick 2001 BMW M5, 100,000 miles, £8499
19 – Audi A8, the luxo-barge
Yes, a bit of This specific, some of which in addition to plenty of luxury, please. If you are going to enjoy Christmas in any meaningful way, you definitely need a great big, comfortable settee on wheels, ideally with four-wheel drive. A firmly upholstered Audi A8 quattro would certainly be truly wonderful, in addition to on the right winter tyres, which will be more than capable inside ice in addition to snow.
Our pick 2004 Audi A8 4.0 TDI, 0,000 miles, £5000
18 – Aston Martin DB9, the super coupé
which depends on your definition of a ‘christmas cracker’, however surely something which looked like an Aston Martin would certainly be a Great start. Spectre got us all excited about Astons in addition to Jaguars in addition to Land Rover Defenders, however no one can afford a DB4 or DB10. If you’re on a budget then which’s a DB7. If you want to use which beyond Boxing Day, a DB9 (for lots more money) can be better.
Our pick 2005 Aston Martin DB9, 60,000 miles, £36,999
17 – Toyota Land Cruiser, the 4×4
If last year was anything to go by, we are going to need some help getting through the snow drifts to get to all those parties we’ve been invited to. inside real world, which should be a Toyota Land Cruiser. If you are serious about getting anywhere in adverse conditions, you should accept no substitute, even with 200k miles on the clock.
Our pick 2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0D, 220,000 miles, £5500
16 – Seat Alhambra, the Christmas pudding
Big in addition to a bit stodgy however oh so filling. Yes, there are times when we need to stuff not just the family inside, however friends, pets, luggage in addition to pressies, too. Lots of pressies. The Seat Alhambra can be well equipped in addition to big enough to get all the visiting relatives to the train station on the day after Boxing Day.
Our pick 2004 Seat Alhambra TDI SX, 0,000 miles, £2600
15 – Toyota iQ, the city car
which’s all very well getting these exciting cars, however all we definitely need can be something for buzzing down to the shops on a frantic last-minute mission to get brandy butter in addition to turkey stuffing. For such tasks, there’s nothing better than the frankly quite brilliantly bonkers Toyota iQ, which will do a claimed 65.7mpg, leaving you spare cash to spend on food in addition to presents.
Our pick 2010 Toyota iQ 1.0, 69,000 miles, £3000
14 – Rover 45, the Christmas turkey
There’s always one, isn’t there? We won’t name names, however just imagine you bought a [insert most old bangers here] in addition to you found out which which had a blown head gasket. So be very, very careful out there. Ask your garage to do a colour change test to see if there are exhaust fumes inside cooling system. Or just look at the coolant for white paste in addition to the oil for any moisture.
Our (cautious) pick 2003 Rover 45 1.6 Club, 126,000 miles, £495
13 – Mercedes-Benz CLK500, the piece of tinsel
Something a bit blingy, however great value? which would certainly be a Mercedes-Benz CLK, then. These are incredibly cheap right now in addition to an early design should have had any problems sorted out by previous owners. Seek out a convertible if you feel optimistic which the completely new year will be bright in addition to dry. Certainly, you should have enough money left over to spend on a set of chrome wheels.
Our pick 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK500, 114,000 miles, £3500
12 – Honda Jazz, Santa’s little helperWe all need a little hatchback which we can rely on to run the errands, do the shopping in addition to just keep on running over the Christmas period. The Honda Jazz will perform which role perfectly. which will also give you around 50mpg all day long in addition to, of course, a Jazz can be as reliable as Rudolf.
Our pick 2010 Honda Jazz 1.4 Si, 35,000 miles, £5495
11 – Daihatsu Copen, the tiny coupé
A cute little roadster could make a loved one very, very happy. There can be certainly no shortage of bijou CCs around these days, however one of the most overlooked can be the Daihatsu Copen. These are wonderfully buzzy little things, in addition to they don’t just look great; they rarely break down, either.
Our pick 2006 Daihatsu Copen, 47,500 miles, £2950
10 – Ford Mondeo, the family car
Nothing fancy, just all 5 doors, a lot of kit in addition to a nice low cost please, Santa. which would certainly have to be the very-nice-to-drive-in addition to-live-with Ford Mondeo. We would certainly go for the estate, which has absolutely bags of room. Titanium specification will give you everything you definitely need. There’s even a heated screen, which can be the best invention ever to deal with frosty winter mornings.
Our pick 2008 Ford Mondeo Titanium Estate, 125,000 miles, £3500
9 – TVR Cerbera, the noisy supercar
TVR can be trending, so be ahead of the rejuvenation curve. Almost as old as Santa himself, the TVR Cerbera would certainly be a truly wonderful addition to the frontline reindeer team. Pretty unwieldy on ice, although never less than fun, This specific great big noisy toy will make you the centre of attention well into 2016 in addition to beyond.
Our pick 1999 TVR Cerbera, 45,000 miles, £16,999
8 – Jaguar XJ6, the big, luxurious saloon
Although Jaguar’s design has moved into the 21st century right now, there can be absolutely nothing wrong with an older XJ, which continues to look the luxury car part in addition to right now features a low, low cost to match. Even the previous-generation, aluminium-bodied one can be truly affordable. Spoil yourself.
Our pick 2006 Jaguar XJ6 2.7 TD, 110,000 miles, £6995
7 – Citroën Xsara Picasso, the mince pie
Some things are perfectly packaged, like a mince pie. So are some vehicles, like compact MPVs in general, in addition to the Citroën Xsara Picasso has to be the best-value example out there. which doesn’t need to seat seven in addition to, thanks to which egg shape, you can cram loads of stuff in which. Plenty to choose by on the second-hand market, too.
Our pick 2010 Citroën Xsara Picasso 1.6 HDi, 50,000 miles, £5000
6 – Skoda Octavia vRS, the ice queen
Four-wheel drive can be the recurring theme This specific year in addition to what better way to go out in addition to enjoy yourself than a Skoda Octavia vRS, which can be truly underrated in addition to rather more classy than a Subaru. There isn’t a great deal of room inside back, however there can be a big front spoiler to plough the snow out of the way.
Our pick 2004 Skoda Octavia vRS, 113k miles, £2295
5 – Toyota MR2, the fairy lights roadster
Something tiny in addition to lightweight definitely ought to be a Caterham Seven, however they are a bit pricey in addition to haven’t got proper doors or a proper roof. For which reason, we recommend the Toyota MR2, which can be light, economical in addition to almost as impractical as a Seven, however that has a better hood. At least which can be not another Mazda MX-5. These are only going up in value.
Our pick 2002 Toyota MR2, 76,000 miles, £2495
4 – Mitsubishi Shogun, the tiny 4×4
There are times when you need a pocket-sized off-roader, in addition to we definitely do think which the Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin can be definitely cute. which can be also tough in addition to reliable, even if many think which can be not very refined. Off road, though, which can be truly brilliant – like a mini Shogun, which which can be, of course.
Our pick 2005 Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin, 66,000 miles, £2495
3 – Porsche 911 4S, the GT for long distances
Apparently, Santa has which written into his contract which he definitely must have access to a full-on performance-focused driving machine. He can be one of us, you know, in addition to despite his girth, he can chuck a motor about just like he does the reindeer in addition to sleigh. So he needs a Porsche 911 with handy four-wheel-drive traction.
Our pick 2007 Porsche 911 4S, 48,000 miles, £35,995
2 – Honda Insight, the green option
Prove to Santa which you’ve been Great by going hybrid that has a Honda Insight. however which depends on whether you are going to do a lot of stop-start driving, or some big miles. For long distance, which has to be one of those nasty diesels. Best to get one by a private seller who can be still a bit confused by which.
Our pick 2010 Honda Insight 1.3 SE, 63,000 miles, £5500
1 – Ferrari FF, the Italian sports car
A fire engine would certainly be nice, of course, maybe even an ex-Parcel Force Sherpa. however hey, which’s Christmas, so let’s go absolutely mad in addition to get a Ferrari. As which can be Crimble, which can be an FF because we ran one in addition to loved which. which’s the closest which Modena will ever get to creating a 4×4 in addition to just as practical, because there can be room for at least two elves inside back.
Our pick 2012 Ferrari FF, 20,000 miles, £149,895
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