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AA Cars works closely with thousands of UK used car dealers to bring you one of the largest selections of superminis on the market. All used superminis on the AA Cars website come with free 12 months breakdown cover and a free car history check.
If you're looking for a small car with plenty of style and an exciting drive, a supermini will be right down your street.
The supermini remains one of the most popular car classes on the road, a fact that owes itself to a near perfect mix of economy, practicality and driving ability. Some of the top sellers on the market manage to offer all three, making it a great choice of car for drivers looking for a solid all-rounder small car. Whether looking for something to take to work, to transport the family, or as a quick and simple runaround, there are superminis to satisfy every driver. They might sit towards the smaller end of the scale, but even some of the best city cars offer impressive levels of practicality. For example, there are good options in both the three-door and five-door class, as well as a large variation in terms of how much storage space they offer. It's worth remembering that those with the largest boots do tend to have a smaller cabin as a consequence. But there are also superminis that offer large cabins with a smaller boot. Despite having to be something of a jack-of-all-trades, superminis offer some of the most dynamic driving experiences on the road. The Ford Fiesta and VW Polo have long remained top of their class for taut handling and a smooth ride, making them some of the most exciting and comfortable cars to drive, in any class. Thanks to it being such a popular class, there are a number of good quality options on the used market, so you're sure of finding your perfect car and at a good price if you look in the right places.
In the supermini class there is a large amount of variety. From the impressive practicality of some of the larger cars on the market to economical hatchbacks, to sportier coupes and hot hatchbacks featuring larger engines, there's an option to suit every driver. So, the real question you need to ask yourself is: “What do I want from my supermini?” Do you want absolute frugality or driving ability? There are absolutes in both, but there is also a selection of superminis that offer a healthy mix. The last few years has seen the class grow in size, which means that there is a range of superminis offering plenty of practicality previously unseen in such small cars. From those with large boots to those with extra-sized cabins, to those offering plenty of under-seat storage and cubbyholes, there's enough variety in the supermini market to cater for all needs and all family sizes.
Not only are superminis some of the most varied cars on the market, they are also some of the most reliable. Thanks to their popularity and abundance, repairs and new part bills are generally very affordable, which makes buying a used supermini a great choice for a driver looking for quality, reliability and practicality. Superminis are some of the most economic cars on the market, but when looking to buy one, you should consider where you want your savings to come. If you're looking for something that has low run costs, the diesels and eco-branded models will be perfect. However, these often come in at a slightly higher price than their petrol equivalents, and so they will only be right for you if you're covering many miles. If you do plan on covering the length of the country on a regular basis, it's worth considering that some of the superminis equipped with smaller engines – in the 1.0, 1.2 litre region – can suffer on roads outside of the city. If you're going to be spending a lot of time on the motorway, it's best you look for a supermini with a decent-sized engine. When it comes to practicality, there are options for all markets. All you need to do is establish whether you're after a car for the whole family, or something fit for relatively short work trips with few passengers. Both are available with some excellent models, which is part of the reason why superminis remain some of the best small cars on the market.