With low fuel consumption still ahead, and buying a new car still remains a difficult task for most people, the search for a cheap used car remains relevant.
Bad lies are that the European car market isn’t brimming with affordable options that can meet the transportation needs of those who don’t want to spend a fortune on a new four-wheel-drive vehicle. After recent waves of price hikes, even the remaining city cars have crossed the psychological barrier of €15,000.
Therefore, there are not a few who resort to the used car solution, which, given the circumstances, can be done A … part of the above amount to satisfy the exact same need.
So, let’s see what cars can be bought today, without going beyond the 3,000-euro budget and without making painful compromises.
The second and better generation of the Nissan Micra had the advantage of low-displacement engines. In this generation, the reference engine has a naturally aspirated 1.0-liter engine and output starting at 55 hp.
Of course there was More powerful 1.3-liter versions, while in 1997 the second generation Nissan Micra was updatedand get a more attractive image and additional equipment items.
The 1.0-liter engine increased its output from 55hp to 61hp without changing the car’s urban orientation. and change its accessible character.
The price of the second generation Nissan Micra in the Greek market starts well below 3,000 euros, which creates the conditions for obtaining a compact, affordable and easy-to-use car.
An important part of Daihatsu’s success in our country is due to the fact that its range consists of low-displacement proposals. The Japanese brand has taken inspiration from the famous Kei cars, adapting its specifications to European standards.
The tip of the spear was the Daihatsu Cuore, which from the first moment won its audience, thanks to its modest specifications and … intuitive – thanks to its origin – its reliability.
Daihatsu Cuore began its career in Europe in the 1980s and has had seven generationsMostly Greek asphalt vineyard. In the used car market, you should focus on the latest generation of the Japanese city car, which was powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine with a volume of 1.0 liters and a capacity of 60 hp.
Weighing in at just 740kg, the 60bhp output was more than enough for Daihatsu Kuyoor’s urban duties, while urban fuel consumption was just 6.0 liters per 100km.
That alone is enough to give the little Daihatsu the gift of being in someone’s garage, as it starts at €3,000 to buy.
The third representative of the great Japanese school comes from Suzuki and not from the Alto known to most people. With more than 40 years on the production line, Alto has become one of the most popular Suzuki models in our countryalways affordable, reliable and efficient.
In Greece, it was the fifth generation of the car (1998-2005) that made the difference,With the logic of Made in Japan and all those virtues one would expect in an offering with the characteristics of a genuine city car.
The naturally aspirated sixteen-valve 1.1-liter engine produces 63 hp, however, in our country you will also find the 1.0-liter version with 54 or even 65 hp.
regardless of configuration, Compact dimensions and limited weight give the Suzuki Alto the resources to keep up with its urban commitmentsWhere flexibility is combined with low cost of use. As far as the price of the Alto is concerned in our country, samples of the 2004-2005 years can be purchased for up to 3000 euros.
For fans of the Italian school, the Lancia Ypsilon needs no special introduction. Having started his career as a Y10 before evolving into Ypsilon It acquires a distinctive personality and an aura of luxury rare for the city car class.
Counting more than 20 years in the Greek market, Lancia Ypsilon less than 3000 eurosa fact that hardly dilutes the sheen of brilliance that is undoubtedly unique – at least in terms of design – construction.
Beyond the special design lines of its body surfaces, the V.I Qualities of Lancia Ypsilon One can also add low-displacement enginesWhich starts with a capacity of 1.1 liters.
For those who want to keep the bar lower in terms of external dimensions and cubic capacity, it should be noted that there are proposals such as Fiat Punto at a similar price level.
Having debuted in the distant 1975 year, the Volkswagen Polo is considered one of the founders of the city car class.
in our country, Its price is 3,000 euros. “Pictures” of the third generation of the car, and in particular its refurbished versionWhich started its commercial path in the late nineties.
And in this case, the base engine was the 60-horsepower engine, but the more popular choice in our country was the 75 or the 101-horsepower 1400.
In addition to its timeless design and high build quality for its class and agePolo has another advantage. This is among the many options one faces even with a quick search on used car classifieds platforms.
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