If you’re in the market for a new or used car, there are hundreds of different options to choose from. Most consumers will be looking for a combination of practicality as well as low running costs.

To this end, we’ve put together a list of the most reliable cars that you can purchase today which are guaranteed to reduce your monthly expenditure. If you’re interested to know which models rank the highest for customer satisfaction, read on to find out more.

  1. Toyota iQ

The iQ is what is known as a supermini. Small and compact in size but more than capable of taking care of all of your everyday tasks. Since its release, the iQ has continually scored the highest marks for warranty based reliability surveys where data is collated on which cars spend the most time in the garage undergoing repair work.

With its range of small and efficient engines, the iQ makes a great choice for those on a budget.

  1. Mitsubishi Lancer

Next up is the popular Mitsubishi Lancer. This model has been around for decades now but this latest iteration is definitely the best. Larger than the iQ, the Lancer makes a great family vehicle either available as a hatchback or a saloon.

Mitsubishi is well known for a stellar reliability record so this model would be at the top of our shopping list if looking for a larger car.

  1. Vauxhall Agila

Sometimes also known as Opel, Vauxhall have a great reputation for producing well priced solid vehicles. The Agila is no exception and fills the market between the Corsa and the Astra. A range of efficient petrol and diesel engines are available to suit all requirements with some of the options capable of up to 70mpg.

If you can get over the car’s looks then it will be make a great workhorse for any small family.

  1. Hyundai i10

Hyundai are now a world renowned manufacturer of reliable and affordable cars. Although the company has origins in South Korea, the level of quality you’ll receive is up there with the Japanese manufacturers. Hyundai also provide a much lauded extended warranty with their vehicles, testament to their faith in the ability of their products.

The i10 is small but perfectly formed and will make a great companion on the daily commute.

  1. Hyundai Getz

The Getz is the older predecessor to the i10 but is still well worth a look. Slightly older in design, the Getz will also be much cheaper to purchase so finding a decent example shouldn’t be difficult.

Finance or Cash?

Once you’ve found your dream car, the options for purchasing it are up to you. Easy car finance is available from a range of dealers and garages around the Hamilton area so be sure to visit a few for the best deal. Some garages will also be able to provide a solution if your credit record isn’t as good as it could be.

Pick any one of the cars we’ve listed above and you’re guaranteed to enjoy years of stress free and affordable motoring.