As it is one of the most expensive purchases you can make in life, buying a car outright in cash is something many of us cannot afford to do. That’s why finance options exist to help spread the costs of ownership and make affording your dream car a reality. With so many different cars on the market to choose from, which are the most popular to finance? Here we look at the top 5 cars drivers choose to finance in the UK.
Ever present on top-selling lists for well over a decade, the Ford Fiesta provides an affordable price option that keeps monthly repayments low. This is great for drivers looking for bad credit car finance as there are many older generations of the Fiesta available with great mileage and performance that won’t cost the earth to own. Its hatchback design is compact yet still provides plenty of room for passengers and luggage alike, whilst driving one is comfortably familiar and always a joy.
This popular SUV from Nissan provides a hybrid of both off-road performance and great handling around town. The Qashqai has superb build quality and is not overly large compared to other family SUV models. It’s spacious enough to travel the country with the family in tow, but not too big for parking bays and narrow roads. There are some great prices to be found on a Nissan Qashqai with low mileage when comparing to similar models, thanks to plenty of features that keep a premium feel inside and out.
The Vauxhall Corsa offers great value for money as it can often be picked up cheaper than others in its class, even vehicles with low mileage. It’s another model that has been through various generational uplifts to the current 2019 Corsa F, which also has an electric option, the Corsa-e. Compact and nippy around town, the Vauxhall Corsa has many engine sizes to suit your needs, from a standard 1.0 litre up to 1.4 and 1.6 turbo choices. Add to this a feature-packed interior with newer models having a 7-inch colour touchscreen, there is plenty to like about the ever-popular model.
The iconic Mini is a staple of the UK car market as well as globally, so it is no surprise it is still popular two decades on from its relaunch. Offering superb handling and attractive retro design, the Mini Hatchback offers something different to other options like the Ford Fiesta or Audi A1. Owned by BMW since 1994, the Mini brand is known for compact cars that are fun to drive and have kept their signature look since 2001, with additional upgrades to the interior and engine ever since. Now in its third generation since 2014, there are some great options to finance on this automotive classic.
Along with the Golf, the Volkswagen Polo continues to sell in high numbers each year, thanks to superior build quality and drive. Great to look at and with plenty of model variants to choose from, the Polo is a superb hatchback with plenty of space so it can be used as a family car. Part of the supermini family, the Polo has been in production since 1975 and can be found with sportier versions under the GTI badge, with the Mk6 being launched in 2017. A great choice for second-hand buyers, the Polo is a reliable option and worth considering finance for.