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.

The Peugeot 207 isn’t the sportiest of drives, but it’s popularity as a new buy means that values of used versions are starting to slide. We found this 07-plate 1.4-litre Sport 3dr with 8000 miles and aircon - a bargain at just £6500.

There are fewer toys on this 15,000-mile 57-plate Skoda Fabia 1.2 ‘1’ 5-dr, but at £5800 it looks like spectacularly good value, especially as that’s buying the (slightly) more powerful 70bhp version of the 1.2-litre engine and it comes with air-con.

Or, if you want the latest reg plate, it’s still possible to carve a chunk off one of the best superminis out there, the new Vauxhall Corsa.

Going through a broker trims £1800 from the list price of this 58-plate 1.4-litre Design Auto, backed with three years of manufacturer warranty.