Tough financial times have prompted Autocar’s Used Car Expert James Ruppert to reveal the secrets of Bangernomics.
It's all about getting yourself the most car for the least money. At a stroke, depreciation no longer becomes an issue, running costs are slashed and there are no monthly finance charges. It also contrasts the high costs of buying a new car with the supreme good sense of buying a well-used one.
The full Bangernomics guide, published in the 15 May 2013 edition of Autocar, details our pick of the best city cars, people carriers, family cars, luxury saloons and performance cars. The feature also highlights common issues and faults to bear in mind when considering a competitively priced used car.
Not only will it save you money, but Bangernomics makes you feel good about owning a car. You'll be recycling a used car, prolonging its life and hopefully seeing a slightly larger balance in your bank account.
There are numerous BMWs, Mercedes and Audis available at very competitive prices. Savvy buyers could pick up a BMW 5-series from £595, a Mercedes from £395 and an iconic Volkswagen Golf from £495.