We pick five of the best deals on this week’s new car market; all deals are valid until 13 July

Buying a new car is always better when you know you're getting a bargain, but scouring the internet for the best deals can be time-consuming.

So Autocar has done the hard work for you and compiled a list of some of the best savings on the new car market.

We've found combined savings of £10,036 on the five cars featured below, so take a look, then click the links to read our full road test verdict on each model. All offers are valid until 13 July.

Mazda MX-5 - Pay £21,596, save £2599

The Mazda MX-5 has always been the back-to-basics sports car, but no version since the 1989 original has done it better than today's one.

Lighter, sharper and quicker than its most recent forebears, the latest generation car is a modern day Lotus Elan and therefore one of the best ways to make the most of the summer sun.

Drivethedeal.com is selling the 2.0-litre Sport Nav, the top of the range model, for £21,595 - a saving of almost £2.6k.

Ford Fiesta - Pay £16,694, save £2581

Now we move from one of the most enjoyable sports cars to one of the most energetic hatchbacks, the Ford Fiesta.

It's due to be replaced soon by a larger predessor, but that doesn't mean the outgoing model should be ignored, as it remains the best driver's hatch in its class.

Admittedly, diesel variants are less desirable, but they mix good fuel economy with that entertaining chassis. Helpfully, Drivethedeal.com has removed £2.6k from a TDCi Titanium, making them cheap too.

Suzuki Vitara - Pay £16,995, save £2174

Some people like an elevated view when they drive or the ability to attack a muddy incline on their way to Tesco. The Suzuki Vitara can cater to both of those demands.

The plucky SUV is the softest version Suzuki has produced, to cater to urban demand, but it's still one of most effective off-roaders in the compact SUV segment.

A frugal and well-specced 1.6 DDiS SZ-T is on sale Drivethedeal.com, where its price has been reduced to less than £17k.

Vauxhall Astra - Pay £17,704, save £1911

Perhaps you just want a generously-specced hatchback that's practical and cheap to run. Vauxhall's Astra has long been one of the best contenders for such demands.

The latest car has a significantly more premium cabin and its also a good looker from outside.

As is often the case, Vauxhall adds plenty of kit to its models, so the 1.6 diesel Energy model advertised on Perrys.co.uk with its £1911 saving is a generous deal.

Volkswagen Up - Pay £9809, save £771

The Volkswagen Up might be the cheapest car on this list, but it is certainly not the least interesting.

The little city car is safe, cheap to run and nippy to drive. It's also the most premium model in its class, beating siblings like the Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo, which are all essentially variants of the same car.

Drivethedeal.com has taken £771 off of a 1.0 Move, edging the asking price down to £9809.

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17 March 2017
If I was going to be forced to drive around in a grumpy looking new shape Q7. God they look crap. I'd go so far as to say the first version looked better.

19 March 2017
Well done for beating me to it. Many Audis, including the R8 and TT, now look visually disappointing compared to previous versions too, but the Q7 is by far the worst.

2 June 2017
Couldn't agree more. The new Q7 is a visual mess, with far too many fussy creases along the waistline and around the wheelarches. It looks drab, like an XL estate car rather than an SUV. The old one at least had a certain brutal elegance to it.

7 April 2017
Maybe. But just think, if these cars have already depreciated by £5k or more before they've been driven, then they are probably going to continue loosing big money after purchase. Perhaps in the long run it would be better to buy something where demand exceeds supply, rather than the opposite here?

7 April 2017
Care to comment on a 320d xDrive M Sport model :- "edging the price down close to £21k.". I'm so dubious of these companies, asked for a quote once and I just got spam!


Hydrogen cars just went POP

12 May 2017
I have seen a Vauxhall Zafira Elite Nav - retail for £32k go for £23k - now thats a massive saving......

12 May 2017
and before you ask - NO it will not catch fire

13 May 2017
People shouldn't be allowed to drive an XC90 without an HGV licence. It may be OK for the USA, but it is just too wide for our roads.

19 May 2017
Uncle Mellow wrote:

People shouldn't be allowed to drive an XC90 without an HGV licence. It may be OK for the USA, but it is just too wide for our roads.

It's more the case that parking space widths are just not fit for purpose anymore. Every car has grown every time there's a new model, since cars began, and yet recommended parking space sizes have not changed since 1994. Bearing in mind a space which is 1.8m wide is permissible, almost every car on sale is wider than that. Many cars are longer than the 4.5m which is the minimum length required.

You can technically drive a tractor, a tank or a privately owned bus or coach on a car licence, so any car is still small in comparison. I've driven a lot of things a lot bigger than an XC90 without a problem. But I think what you were really saying is, I don't like it, therefore no-one should have one.

19 May 2017
steve-p wrote:
Uncle Mellow wrote:

Every car has grown every time there's a new model, since cars began, and yet recommended parking space sizes have not changed since 1994.

And the justification is what, if I may ask? Manufacturers make the cars cleaner, safer, plusher, yet they can't make them more space efficient? The first gen Mercedes A-Class (W168/V168) was perfect. Full size 7-seat MPVs like the original Espace and Eurovan1 were 4.40. Let's see if dedicated electric car platforms can save even more space by pushing the batteries under the floor. IMHO road tax should be based on the amount of road occupied (length and width); let's see if we can reverse the trend that way.
Roads stay the same. Parking spaces between pillars in garages under buildings stay the same. If cars grow and can't fit anymore, it's not the parking space's or the road's fault.


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