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Cars under £250 a month

Cars under £250 a month

By Swansway Motor Group 26-04-2019


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.

  • Volkswagen T-Roc
  • SEAT Ateca
  • Citroën C5 Aircross
  • Peugeot 3008

Volkswagen T-Roc

The Volkswagen T-Roc has verve, sophistication and real road presence with its strong and sporty silhouette. This a car designed for fun, but still full of technology and savety features and fully connected as demanded by today's drivers. Incredible value and with cusomisablle colour options, this latest SUV from Volkswagen really does tick all the boxes.

Yellow Volkswagen T-Roc parked by a bridge

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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.

White SEAT ATeca parked two thirds side on outside large office blockExplore SEAT Ateca offers

Citroën C5 Aircross

Citroën have unveiled their fabulous new SUV, the Citroën C5 Aircross; if you like to be ultra-comfy and value a truly versatile SUV then you'll love this brand new entrant to the SUV market. It looks great too with contemporary, clean lines complemented by the panoramic sunroof which really enhances its flowing design. 

WIth its ultra-comfy seats set high, you have a feeling of control over the road and great vision, helping you to drive safely. If you want to stand out from the crowd, yet drive a car that's practical, versatile and comfortable, then take a look at the Citroën C5 Aircross.

White Citroen C5 Aircross parked fron on

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Peugeot 3008

Peugeot have now produced a little family of SUV all of which have won high priase from the motoring press. The Peugeot 3008 is a compact SUV yet manages to be spacious, streamlined and distinctive, yet robust and fiesty; the 3008 offers something for everyone.

Grey Peugeot 3008 seen from two thirds rear view parked

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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.

  • Audi A1
  • Audi A3 Sportback
  • DS3
  • Honda Civic 5 door
  • SEAT Leon

Audi A1

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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The DS3 takes eye-catching looks to a whole new level; French, fun and funky this is an individual car with lots of lovely added tocuhes. Packed full of attitude this car is a superb small hatchback.

Red DS3 driving towards you

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Honda Civic 5 Door

In its latest incarnation the Honda Civic 5 door is longer, lower and wider than its predecessor; making it more competitive within the family car sector. Every Civic now has, as standard, an impressive array of driver-assist safety features including; automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, intelligent speed assist and traffic sign recognition. 

Red Honda Civic 5 door hatchback with no background

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SEAT Leon 

If you don't want to join the SUV brigade, but want space, flexibility, practiciality and a very handsome looking car, you need to give the SEAT Leon the once-over. The motoring press love it and we think you will too.

SEAT Leon in silver against an urban backdropExplore SEAT Leon 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
  • Volkswagen Golf SV

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

Volkswagen Golf SV

Love the Volkswagen Golf but need a little more romm? Then say hello to the Volkswagen Golf SV, every inch a golf, just more inches! 

Versatile and perfect for a growing family, the VW Golf SV may be a compact MPV but it packs plenty in!

Dark blue Volkswagen Golf SV driving towardsExplore VW Golf SV offers

Estate Cars under £250 a month

For carrying extra loads or just allowing passengers a little extra space, take a look at an estate car:

  • SEAT Leon Tourer
  • Peugeot 308 SW

Peugeot 308 SW

When does an estate car not look like an estate car? When it’s a Peugeot 308 SW. No stretched out hatchback here, just a sleek, swept, contemporary design.

With a light bright interior from the superb panoramic roof, you and your passengers can enjoy the comfortable seating, whilst still having oodles of room for all your luggage in the huge boot-space. The Peugeot i-Cockpit gives the drive a head-up display and puts them right at the centre of the driving experience, along with super-connectivity to the world.

Silvery grey Peugeot 308 SW driving towards you at speed

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SEAT Leon Tourer

You'll never have a dull moment in the SEAT Leon Tourer, built for family life, but just as good for business, it features ambient lighting and full connectivity. SUper-comfy, with plenty of space for the family to stretch out, this is a super compact estate car.

Dark red SEAT Leon ST tourer in the snowExplore SEAT Leon tourer offers

Saloon cars under £250 a month

The classic saloon style never goes out of fashion, so why not take a look at:

  • Honda Civic 4 door

Honda Civic 4 door

The Civic may well be in its 10th incarnation, but Honda keep on pushing the envelope with its design. The latest development, the Honda Civic 4 Door, combines really striking exterior design with plenty of state-of the-art technology. Designed ignite your love of driving this is one saloon that's definitely not going to blend into the crowd supermarket car park!Silver Honda Civic Saloon parked side on with mountain scenery behind

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