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Microcars are the perfect choice for a driver looking for affordability, convenience and style.
Microcars are the ideal choice of vehicle for the urban driver that wants something compact, affordable and stylish. They might not pack the biggest punch on the tarmac, but microcars deliver exactly what you need from a city drive. As the smallest car class on the market, they're best suited to drivers who don't need to be transporting a full family across the country on a regular basis, but for shopping trips and other urban errands they're perfectly suited. While being on the small side might suggest they're not exciting, there's a surprising amount of variation – especially in our list of used cars. As recently as ten years ago, the microcar class was a very specialist variant of car, with relatively few on the market. But more recently, with the additions of small city cars like the Fiat 500, the SEAT Mii and the Toyota iQ, the microcar is one of the fastest developing body types; and the variety keeps growing. On the market today you can find everything from the affable style and calm handling of the perennially cool Fiat 500, to the practicality and economy of the Peugeot 107. Typically coming with small engines (although there are some sportier variants), being affordable to run and relatively cheap to insure, they are also an excellent choice for first time drivers. This is especially true of a used microcar, as they are especially inexpensive, reliable and have a high turnover. If you're looking for something slightly bigger, or if you're looking for something to take on longer journeys, a supermini or used hatchback might be worth looking into. However, for an economic and stylish urban runaround, the microcar is the perfect economical small car for you.
In terms of purpose, most microcars are limited to short journey city driving, but there is a surprising amount of variation within this. To narrow down what you want, it's best to think about what you're going to be using it for. If you want something to take you to work day in, day out, look for something that offers low running costs. You might want something with a bit more bite out on the road – the sportier variants with boosted engines are perfect for this. For something more practical, there are microcars that offer surprisingly abundant interior space. Or, if you're looking to turn heads, there are plenty of eye-catching designs to satisfy the extrovert.
When looking at buying microcars on the used market, it's important to think about three of the class' main selling points: economy, style and practicality. As the microcar class is one of the cheapest small cars on the market, and one of the most affordable to run, economy is one of the main selling points, but is it only affordability you're looking for – or is it value? On the microcar market there's the option of both, but it's often better to consider paying slightly more for a model that offers better running costs and reliability than a cheaper model at the very bottom of your budget. As it is such a stylish and bold class of small car, it's also important to think about style and how it will translate over time. If you buy a bold car that you like now, you should consider whether it will remain attractive in five years. If there's a chance it might not, it could significantly detract from the car's value on the resale market. Finally, consider practicality and what you will need. As the name suggests, microcars are small, but manufacturers are increasingly finding ways to boost the space offered. This has meant that there are some variants that offer up to 1,000 litres of storage space with the seats folded down. If you consider all of these factors at the very beginning of your search, you're almost guaranteed to find the perfect economical small car for you.