This week we’re being sensible, with a round-up of some of the best supermini deals out there.

Fiesta Fuel prices may be waning, but for sensible punters looking to downsize the best modern ‘minis combine low running costs with the sort of safety and kit previously associated with big execs.

The new Fiesta is fresh in the showrooms, but the previous generation has always been a solid secondhand buy.

Behind the dull design it’s great to drive, running costs are low and it’s mechanically tough. We found an 05-reg 1.4 Flame 3dr with air-con, a full service history and 33,000 miles for £4300.

If you’ve got a bigger budget then buying nearly-new is a great way to save a few quid. The current Renault Clio is a cracking car, but used values are weakening as more come onto the market.

After a bit of digging we tracked down this 57-plate 1.2 Dynamique 5dr with 14,500 miles on the clock. It’s wearing an £8K pricetag, a £3300 saving on its new price, with two years warranty remaining.