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Five Great City Cars for the European Drivers

These Great City Cars Are Stealing The Show In Europe!

Updated October 20, 2018

If you spend most of your time driving in built-up areas, perhaps for the school run or the daily commute, then you probably want to invest in a compact, agile car.  The following city cars are ideal for people that want a car that’s easy to park and to navigate through traffic, and are also able to hold their own on motorways too.

1. Toyota Aygo

The Toyota Aygo might be an older model now, but it’s still a brilliant car.  On paper, it doesn’t sound like much – it’s a 1-litre, three cylinder car with no frills.  However, in this case, minimalist doesn’t have to equate to misery.  It might be inexpensive, but it handles well, and because of the way it’s designed, the light and nippy engine feels more powerful than it is.  The low price tag means that you can always look at some cherished number plates to personalize your Aygo, or trick out the interior to make it feel a bit more luxurious.

Toyota Aygo - Great City Cars

2. Peugeot 107

The Peugeot 107 is another low-frills car with a 1-litre engine.  It offers good mileage, and low CO2 emissions, meaning that it’s inexpensive to run too.  Even the most basic model features a CD player, power steering, and ABS brakes, so you can ride in comfort and style even at the bottom end of the price range.

Peugeot 107 - Great City Cars

3. Kia Picanto

The Kia Picanto is the car that kick-started Kia’s popularity in Europe.  This cute, low cost car boasts a seven year warranty, so it’s perfect for people that want a little runabout that won’t let them down.  You can pick up one of the older models for a very reasonable price quite easily, so it’s a great bargain.  Add some cheap private number plates and you’ve got a cheeky little runabout with a lot of personality.

Kia Picanto - Great City Cars

You won’t break any speed records with this car, but for day to day usage it’s perfect, and it looks nice too.

4. Ford Ka

The newer 2009+ model Ford Ka hasn’t proven all that popular, which is unfortunate, because while it lacks the charm of some of the older model, it’s still a great little vehicle with more space, better build quality, and a better engine than the original.  The Ford Ka is solid, reliable, and while it doesn’t look as cute and cuddly as the older model, it’s still a good vehicle, and offers nice value for money.

Ford Ka - Great City Cars

5. Volkswagen Lupo

The Volkswagen Lupo is no longer being made, but you can pick it up second hand quite easily.  It’s a solid piece of German engineering, and while it’s getting on a bit now, it’s still fairly easy to keep on the road.  There are a few versions available.  The basic 1-litre engine version isn’t the most pleasant to drive, but the 1.4 litre diesel version has plenty of oomph to it, and is reliable too.

The Volkswagen Lupo is a brilliant city driver, and you shouldn’t have too much trouble using it on longer journeys either.

Volkswagen Lupo - Great City Cars

 

 

 

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