Car safety is not the most glamorous of subjects, but it remains hugely important for obvious reasons. That’s arguably even more the case when it comes to choosing a used car rather than a new one, where crash performance and safety features might not necessarily be up to the latest standards.
With 37.9 million vehicles registered for use on Britain’s roads it’s hardly surprising that traffic jams are commonplace. Indeed, research conducted by traffic information provider Inrix shows that in 2017 drivers in the UK spent an average of 31 hours in traffic jams during peak hours.
The Nissan Juke was at the forefront of the trend for supermini-sized crossovers that combined low running costs with tough, SUV-like styling. It’s no surprise therefore that it’s been a hit with buyers, whether they’re in the market for a new car or a used one.
The Vauxhall Astra is one of the UK’s most popular family cars, a position it has held since the original went on sale in the 1980s. No wonder then that it’s also in plentiful supply on the used car market, spanning several generations and body styles.
Everybody loves an underdog, yet when it comes to cars there are still certain models that are all too easy to overlook. Below we’ve picked out five such examples, and explained why they might just deserve to make the shortlist when it comes to searching for your next car.