3 City Cars You Can Rely On

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Buying a new city car can be a real minefield sometimes. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of average ones out there; only great ones and terrible ones! Obviously, it doesn’t feel great to drive off a lot and realise that you bought a bad city car. This post should help you out a bit. Here are three city cars which certainly won’t let you down!

Peugeot 108

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I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of Peugeot. In my opinion, most of their cars try too hard to be compact and practical, but end up failing miserably. I was a little apprehensive about the 108, but ended up pleasantly surprised! This zippy little five-door is incredibly smooth to handle. Also, the range of engines it comes with makes it incredibly fuel efficient. The front, with its snub nose and uniquely shaped headlights, looks refreshingly modern. The interior feels a little too stiff and plastic for my liking, but it’s only a city car so we’ll let that slide! All the models come with electric front windows and six airbags as standard, and pre-owned prices are competitive.

Skoda Citigo

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I’m sure you knew that this one was coming up! Of all the city cars currently on the market, the Citigo is probably the one model you can always rely on. For the exceptionally low price you pay, you get a city car that’s nothing short of incredible. This car has an incredibly lightweight, which makes for all the manoeuvrability you’d want from a good city car. Steering is accurate and easy, especially when you’re tackling slow, careful moves in built up areas. Like any good city car, the Citigo gives incredible value. Any Skoda dealer will give you a great price, and from then the insurance is so low you’ll find it hard to believe! Fuel efficiency and the bite of the engine could be better. However, you could do a lot worse for a city car.

Citroen C1

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Citroen certainly know how to do small cars and the stylish C1 is certainly no exception! If you liked the sound of the Peugeot 108, then this has many of the same features. The interior is nice and minimalist, the driving is incredibly agile, and the running costs are some of the most affordable on the market. My only real issue with the C1 is its outward appearance. Although you can get one a lot cheaper than the Peugeot, the latter is certainly the one you want to be seen driving around in. The C1’s broad curves running from the nose to the roof look somehow infantile. Furthermore, its rounded headlights are nowhere near as sharp as the Peugeot’s. Like a lot of motorists though, you may not care all that much! If you want to get from A to B, then the C1 certainly isn’t the worst choice you could have.

Buy any one of these city cars, and you’ll have the perfect vehicle for navigating any urban jungle!