In SE spec you get 16in alloys, xenon headlights, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, cruise control and automatic lights and wipers. All that is in addition to a 7in infotainment system with DAB, Bluetooth and two USB ports, so it’s no surprise the A3 tops out the £200 per month budget.
The Dacia Duster, our online review of which was our most-read of last year, is available at less than £200 per month in two trims: both entry-level Access trim and next-up Ambiance spec.
We rate the Duster for its budget appeal, spacious interior and decent running costs. In entry-level Access spec it costs £137 per month, or £181 with four-wheel drive, while in Ambiance trim it costs from £158 with two-wheel drive and a 1.6-litre petrol engine, up to £193 for the diesel-powered car.
Much of the Fiat 500 range is available for less than £200 per month, with a few examples only a fiver or so above our £200 limit. Top-spec cars can be as much as £296 per month, though.
We like the 500’s mix of cheeky retro looks, good value and classy interior, although it’s slightly let down by a noisy engine range and a deficit of space, but it is a city car, after all. You can have the 500 for as little as £137 per month in basic 1.2 Pop spec.
Ford Fiesta ST