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
Jul 19, 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.

BMW 2 Series Convertible

Used deals from £14,400

ModelModel yearMileagePrice
BMW 220i Convertible M Sport [Nav]201626,302£18,150

 

Enjoying the recent high temperatures and fancying yourself a sleek and desirable convertible? The soft-top version of the previous-generation 2 Series is a good place to start, with an engaging rear-wheel drive setup and space for two in the back (probably best suited to children, though). 

There isn't a second-generation convertible model (yet), but the 2 Series Coupe starts at more than £36,000. We've picked the 220i model, which thanks to 184hp can get to the 62mph in a respectable 7.5 seconds. You can find these in automatic form, but we think the manual gearbox in our pick is more fun to drive. This one also comes with automatic lights and wipers, push-button start, and plenty of M Sport sporty styling inside and out.

There are diesel models available including the 218d and more powerful 220d (this would be our pick), as well as a less powerful 218i petrol which uses a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine. You can also find 3.0-litre, six-cylinder M240i models that can sprint to 62mph in under five seconds, but they won't be cheap to insure.

BMW 2 SERIES CONVERTIBLE BUYERS' GUIDE

Nissan Qashqai deals

Nissan Qashqai front three quarters view

Used deals from £9,250

ModelModel yearMileagePrice
Nissan Qashqai 1.3 DIG-T 160 Tekna DCT201917,544£21,000

 

Yes, there is a new version of the Qashqai on sale, but this has helped push prices of previous-generation models down. They remain popular among crossover lovers thanks to their high-riding driving position, smooth and efficient engines, and great practicality.

We've picked this 1.3-litre petrol version, which shares its engine with several other Nissan and Renault models, as well as some smaller Mercedes cars like the A-Class. This is the more powerful 160hp variant, so it should be able to deal with a car-full, too. Our pick is paired with a smooth-shifting dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which should make it easy to drive in town with a noisy, distracting family in tow.

In high-spec Tekna form, it gets all-round parking sensors, a reversing camera, dual-zone climate control, an upgraded Bose sound system, and panoramic sunroof. If you're looking at older models, the 1.3-litre engine replaced a less powerful but no less impressive 1.2-litre petrol engine, while 1.5-litre (and earlier 1.6-litre) diesel engines have also been available.  

NISSAN QASHQAI BUYERS' GUIDE

Range Rover Evoque deals

Used deals from £28,995

ModelModel yearMileagePrice
Range Rover Evoque D180 R-Dynamic automatic201925,851£32,698

 

The Range Rover Evoque has sold in large numbers since it first launched more than a decade ago, and now in its second generation, it looks slicker than ever. Take the pop-out door handles, for example, or the stylish front end with distinctive LED daytime running lights. It has a price to match, though, with new versions in R-Dynamic with an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive trim costing around £40,000.

This R-Dynamic model gets a heated windscreen, heated windscreen washer jets, and voice control, and is powered by a 180hp 2.0-litre diesel engine.

There are less powerful 150hp and 165hp diesel engines, too, as well as a number of petrols and a 'P300e' plug-in hybrid, which uses a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. If you can afford it, upgrade to an SE or HSE models (these are available in sporty R-Dynamic trim or as just regular Evoques).

RANGE ROVER EVOQUE BUYERS' GUIDE

Audi Q7 deals

Used deals from £27,000

ModelModel yearMileagePrice
Audi Q7 3.0 TDI S line automatic201628,138£35,150

 

After a large, seven-seater SUV without the premium price tag? This 2016 Audi Q7 costs less than a brand new entry-level Hyundai Santa Fe, and comes with that all-important premium badge on its large, eyecatching grille.

We've gone for the 3.0-litre diesel model; with 272hp it can get to 62mph in 6.5 seconds which is as quick as many hot hatches despite its huge size. Yes, there are plug-in hybrids (some petrol, some diesel), but these cost a lot more to buy and, unless you're able to charge regularly, aren't as economical as the headline figures suggest.

In S line spec you get keyless entry, a powered tailgate, four-zone climate control, and and eight-inch touchscreen media system. This model also has very low mileage, having averaged around 5,000 miles per year.

AUDI Q7 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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