A small budget needn’t mean a shortage of options when it comes to buying used. Here are bangernomic bargains
20 August 2017

Bangernomics is a word that is open to interpretation, but it is all about the sheer good sense of buying and running a used car as opposed to the financially draining and depreciating madness of getting an ill-advised newbie.

Click through the gallery above to see what currently features in our imperfect, constantly changing line-up of pre-owned options.

Top 100 used car 2017 special features

Top 10 used lightweight cars

Top 10 used investment cars

Top 10 used 'Q' cars

Top 10 used front-wheel-drive cars

Top 10 used 400bhp cars

Top 10 used performance saloons

Read all our used car buying guides here

Our Verdict

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series' outstanding performance and handling makes it a complete and consummate all-rounder - but then the Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Guilia arrived

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28 August 2017

Bangernomics is also the only future for truly environmentally sustainable transport.  Looking after cars and ensuring the maximizing of their longevity is essential to preserving the resources of the planet.  No car has ever been made, and none ever will be, which merits the scrapping of an existing car with useful life remaining in order to make way for it.  Longevity is the only factor which matters environmentally.

I don't need to put my name here, it's on the left

 

16 November 2017
I read this article, and now I'm the proud owner of an immaculate Alfa GT Blackline.
Thanks James, could not be happier.

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