BuyaCar deals of the week

Want the absolute best value car for your money? Check out our used car deals of the week that offer plenty of bang for your buck

Craig Hale
May 17, 2022

If you you're looking for a new car, buying a brand new one has to be one of the most expensive ways to go about it. If you don't fancy going for a used car, however, there is another, far better value way to get that new car smell and feel-good factor of driving the very latest model: pre-registered cars and new cars in stock.

Pre-registered cars, to all intents and purposes, are brand new, with fewer than 100 miles on the clock and being less than a year old. However, because they've been registered by a dealer - normally so the dealer can hit sales targets by selling the car to themselves - you are the second owner rather than the first.

In exchange for not being the first owner - even though no one except you is going to know - these effectively new cars come with some pretty substantial discounts. So if you want a new car but you like the idea of saving thousands, this could be the way to do it.

Alternatively, if you're on a tighter budget, or want even more car for your money, used cars can make even more sense - you can also check out some of our best deals on 2020 cars. Yes, the car may not look like it's rolled straight out of the factory, but in exchange you can typically save yourself many thousands more - even compared with a pre-reg car. You can also choose to buy your next car at a specific time of year to make the most of seasonal changes in car prices.

Since modern cars are so well-engineered, safe and long-lasting, even choosing a five-year-old car that has covered 50,000 miles should offer you many years of problem-free motoring. Below we've rounded up our selection of the best pre-reg and used deals on offer right now.

Keep reading to find the best deals on cars in stock that are available to order now for delivery to your door. Not only do you get to avoid new car dealer pricing but you also don't have to worry about the safety implications of travelling around the country going to showrooms following the coronavirus outbreak.

Land Rover Discovery Sport deals

Used deals from £18,297

ModelModel yearMileagePrice
Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0 TD4 HSE Black automatic201848,000£28,500

 

Seven-seater SUVs can be expensive to buy and too large for most daily needs. The Land Rover Discovery Sport is small enough to be easy to park, with space for six additional passengers. Space in the third row of seats is limited, making them best used by children for shorter journeys.

We've picked the 180hp 2.0-litre diesel engine which is powerful enough to carry seven people, while still returning around 40mpg. The four-wheel-drive system is capable, too, however drivers looking for the ultimate off-road machine may want to consider the larger and even more capable Discovery or Defender models. The model we have for sale on BuyaCar is well appointed with a power tailgate with gesture control, dual-zone climate control, and keyless entry.

If you're willing to spend a fair chunk more cash, the latest versions use mild hybrid technology to boost efficiency. The 300hp plug-in hybrid model, which uses a 1.5-litre petrol engine, costs from over £50,000 but should be significantly cheaper to run if you have access to a charging point.

LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT BUYERS' GUIDE

BMW 1 Series deals

Used deals from £8,990

ModelModel yearMileagePrice
BMW 118i M Sport Shadow Edition201734,900£16,750

 

While the current version of the BMW 1 Series uses a front-wheel-drive setup, the previous version uses rear-wheel drive which is preferred by many driving enthusiasts for its more engaging driving experience. On sale from 2011 to 2019, the 1 Series was updated in 2015 with a tweaked design and more standard equipment.

During its many years on sale, this Volkswagen Golf-sized family hatchback was available with a range of efficient petrol and diesel engines, as well as some seriously quick 3.0-litre turbocharged petrols. This 118i uses a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine shared with several Mini Cooper models. While 136hp doesn't sound a lot, 0-62mph in an impressive 8.5 seconds should at least feel it. Drive it carefully and, on a long journey, 50mpg could be possible.

This high-spec M Sport Shadow Edition model comes with bucketloads of kit, including adaptive cruise control, an upgraded Harman Kardon sound system and heated windscreen washer jets. Being the Shadow Edition, it also features darker chrome exterior detailing on top of the sporty body styling of standard M Sport models.

BMW 1 SERIES BUYERS' GUIDE

Mazda CX-5 deals

Used deals from £15,300

ModelModel yearMileagePrice
Mazda CX-5 2.2 Skyactiv-D Sport Nav201835,295£19,623

 

Fancy a stylish, high-riding crossover, like the Mazda CX-5? They don't normally come cheap - but Mazda's offering undercuts rexpensive rivals from Audi, BMW and Mercedes, while offering similarly impressive levels of standard equipment.

This version of the CX-5 went on sale in 2017, and is best recognised by its sharper headlight and grille design. Mazda uses larger than average petrol engines: the CX-5 is only available with 2.0-litre engines which are good for avoiding clean air zone charges but aren't the most efficient. This Euro 6-compliant 2.2-litre diesel offering promises over 40mpg, even if you go for a four-wheel-drive version.

Every version is well equipped, with smartphone connevtivity, climate control and plenty of safety equipment like a lane departure warning system, blind-spot monitoring and cruise control. We've picked this Sprot Nav model which adds a head-up display, reversing camera with all-round parking sensors, power tailgate and heated seats.

MAZDA CX-5 BUYERS' GUIDE

Skoda Kamiq deals

Used deals from £16,790

ModelModel yearMileagePrice
Skoda Kamiq 1.5 TSI SE L20217,911£22,500

 

Drivers looking for a high-up position with a clearer view of the road may not want a large seven-seater SUV. This one-year-old Skoda Kamiq represents a healthy saving against the price of a new equivalent without the lengthy wait that many customers are experiencing for brand new cars.

Every version comes with alloy wheels, a touchscreen media system with wireless Apple CarPlay, rear parking sensors, air-conditioning and cruise control. We've picked out this mid-spec SE L version for its balance of equipment and affordability, as it includes an upgraded, larger touchscreen media system with voice control, and a digital driver's display.

It's common to find 95hp and 110hp versions of Skoda's 1.0-litre petrol engine, but these lack any real power compared with the 150hp 1.5-litre petrol engine in this model. Thanks to some clever tech under the bonnet, the 1.5-litre engine will likely be just as efficient in the real world, with official figures suggesting around 50mpg. Drivers looking to cover long distances may be disapointed at the lack of diesel engines on offer.

SKODA KAMIQ BUYERS' GUIDE

*Representative PCP finance - Ford Fiesta:

48 monthly payments of £192
Deposit: £0
Mileage limit: 8,000 per year
Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
Total amount payable to buy car: £11,926
Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

BuyaCar is a credit broker, not a lender. Our rates start from 6.9% APR. The rate you are offered will depend on your individual circumstances.

 

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