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If you want a straight forward car to pootle about in, or do short school runs, then the Chevrolet Kalos shouldn't be overlooked. It is a simple General Motors car (read Vauxhall) which means you can get it serviced almost anywhere.
The Kalos may not look as good or feel quite so nicely made as a Ford Fiesta but the fact is it can do anything the Fiesta can. And it costs - if you look at 2 and 3 year old models - half the price. As it gets older, it gets cheaper too.
If you are a student, or have a really serious speed phobia then by all means buy the smaller 1.2 petrol engine. But the 1.4 petrol engine is almost the same price and delivers almost the same MPG. But it is more refined, you see.
You need to go for 5 doors because it is much more flexible and as with any small car, the back is a tight squeeze so having rear door access makes the difference. With 5 doors you will give lifts more often, underlining the need for the 1.4P engine.
Three year old cars start at £3,800 - assuming you are looking at the pick of the bunch, 5 door 1.4 petrols - but you are not being ripped off if you pay £4,800, or even £5,000 for a car in perfect condition with a 12 month M.O.T.
Lesser car price guides tell you that cars average 10,000 miles a year. That's not true, it varies car to car and engine to engine. Check the Used Car Expert price guide for more detail but know that a 3 year old Kalos should be under 20,000 miles.