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Cars under £250 a month

Cars under £250 a month

By Swansway Motor Group 22-01-2019

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Whether you're buying a house, a holiday or a car, sticking to your budget is essential; here are cars you can buy on a £250 a month budget.

What cars can you buy on a £250 a month budget?

Stick to your budget, don't overstretch yourself, after all there's little point having the car of your dreams, if there's no money left to fill the tank up! So, we've done the hard work for you, finding new cars to suit a budget of £250 a month 

We've broken them down into bodystyles to help you choose the one that suits your lifestyle:

See what you can buy for £50 less and £50 more:

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SUV under £250 a month

SUV cars continue their rise in popularity; short for Sports Utility Vehicle many drivers like the higher driving positiion, as welll as the chunkier styling and added headroom.

  • SEAT Ateca

SEAT Ateca

Great looking with rear seats that accommodate real adults, but still leave masses of boot space. If it's practicality you're looking for the SEAT Ateca has it in spades, but still manages to look cool and offer a really fun driving experience. With plenty of technology and a brilliant 5 Star Euro Ncap safety score, the Ateca is an impressive SUV.

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City Cars under £250 a month

The best things come in small packages and city cars offer economy and agility alongside ease of parking; but, not all city cars are created the same:

  • Abarth 595 Competizione

Abarth 595 Competizione

City cars aren't always cute and the Abarth 595 Competizione may be small in size, but it's big on power and performance. This Italian pocket rocket is designed to thrill and with a 1.4 litre engine producing 230Nm of torque, you won't be disappointed; it's as sporty, sexy and sophisticated onthe inside as it is on the outside and under the bonnet.

Lime green Abarth 595 Competizione parked two thirds wide on by a dock

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Hatchbacks under £250 a month

Whatever did we do before the advent of the hatchback? Hard to know as this practical style offers attractive looks, along with ease of use and increased boot capacity.

  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta
  • Alfa Romeo MiTo
  • Audi A1
  • Audi A3 Sportback
  • Citroën C4 Cactus
  • DS3 Café Racer
  • Honda Jazz Sport
  • Peugeot 308

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

If you value passion over practicality and want to get behind the wheel of an Italian icon then the Alfa Romeo Giulietta should be on your list Alfa's always look special, they have an Italian swagger and road presence like no other marque. You'll find plenty of technology as standard too, definitely not the most practical car in this budget, but could be the top emotional choice for some.

Silver grey Alfa Romeo Giulietta taking a bend at speed

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Alfa Romeo MiTo

Whilst the Alfa Romeo MiTo may be the smallest car in the Italian marque's range, it's still unmistakably an Alfa with its dashing good looks and sprightly drive. Ultra-stylish, well-connected, with an interior full of Italian flair, the MiTo offers something a million miles away from the bland small hatchback tag.

Blue Alfa Romeo MiTo whizzing along a country lane

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Audi A1 Sportback

The Audi A1 is the undisputed King of small hatchbacks and the new model has been redesigned from the wheels up; fresher, sportier, sexier and more streamlined the design has been influence by the legendary Audi Sport quattro rally car from 1984. Not only does it look fantastic it drives brilliantly too, definitely one for your list.

Bright blue Audi A1 driving toward you on a country roadExplore Audi A1 Sportback offers


Audi A3 Sportback

The Audi A3 Sportback is the perfect recipe combining as it does a dash of power, a hint of luxury and a dose of practicality, all thisresults in the perfect dish and a simply excellent family hatchback. The Audi A3 Sportback really does offer drivers the perfect combination and is more affordable than you may have thought.

Red Audi A3 Sportback driving at speed

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Citroën C4 Cactus

If you want a little bit of French flair and flourish combined with one of the most comfortable cars around then check out the Citroën C4 Cactus. The Cactus is quirky and unique, whilst offering outstanding fuel economy and serious comfort levels; if boring and bland is not your thing, then the Cactus with its modern stand-out styling could well be just what you're looking for.

Bright blue metallic Citroen C4 Cactus driving towards you very close up

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DS3 Café Racer

The DS3 Cafe Racer takes eye-catching looks to a whole new level; French, fun and funky this is an individual car with lots of lovely added touches including a truly luxurious Nappa leather interior. Packed full of attitude this limited edition car won't stay around for long with just 150 right-hand cars being produced. Make sure you don't miss out.

DS Cafe Racer limited edition car seen from above

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Honda Jazz Sport

The latest Honda Jazz has all the relaibility you'd expect from Honda, as well as the magnificent Magic Seats which make this little hatchback far more versatile than some of its larger rivals. Stylish, spacious and safe, the Jazz is an exceptional small hatchback which offers much more than its size would suggest. 

Silver Honda Jazz parked side on by a beach

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Peugeot 308

Fitted with the excellent Peugeot i-Cockpit you're right at the centre of the driving experience in the Peugeot 308. Its large touchscreen is highly responsive, keeping you connected and in control. Benefitting from a little French flamboyance the 308 is an excellent all-rounder and a great family hatchback.

Blue Peugeot 308 driving side on quite quicklyExplore Peugeot 308 offers


MPV under £250 a month

If you have a growing family then an MPV could be the car for you; standing for Multi-Purpose Vehicle, MPV's usually have 7 seats and offer flexibility and space allowing your family to grow.

  • Peugeot Rifter
  • Volkswagen Touran

Peugeot Rifter

Perfectly practical, that's the Peugeot Rifter with its distinctive style including a modern high-tech interior and, if you choose, 7 seats. New to the Motability scheme this robust yet agile car is the very definition of versatility and with the Peugeot i-Cockpit and 8 inch touchscreen you're always connected.

Bronze coloured Peugeot Rifter driving towards you with a dramatic sky

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Volkswagen Touran

A mid-sized MPV, that’s truly your flexible friend with 7 seats as standard and an elegant, classy interior and exterior. There’s so much to admire about the Volkswagen Touran, it’s connectivity, safety features and infotainment, make it the perfect family friendly choice.

White Volkswagen Touran on a mountain road

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