Hot Car Deal – Top used 4x4s for under £10,000The best off-roaders for buyers on a budget

08 May 2014

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You don't have to break the bank to put a 4x4 on your drive. We’ve rounded up used versions of three big-selling models for less than £10,000. 

Over the last few decades, off-roaders have transformed from crude and uncomfortable workhorses to slick urban runabouts. And you can pick up a good model with plenty of life left for well under £10,000.

We’ve rounded up used versions of three top off-roaders. All give you a raised driving position, bold styling and a comfortable ride around town. 

Find out how these models performed in the latest Which? Car Survey and read full reviews of the Nissan Qashqai,  Honda CR-V and Skoda Yeti by signing up to Which? for just £1.


2011 Nissan Qashqai 1.6 (117) Acenta for £9988

The Nissan Qashqai has been one of the UK’s most popular cars since its launch back in 2007. 

We’ve found a three-year-old petrol model with less than 42,000 miles on the clock for just £9,988 – a 44% drop from its price new and around £900 less than its retail value. This 1.6-litre petrol Qashqai should be cheap to live with, thanks to a claimed fuel economy of 45.6mpg.

The Qashqai gives you a high driving position, but don’t expect to get far off-road as this model does without four-wheel drive. You do get metallic red paint, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, cruise control and automatic headlights, though.

Honda CRV 1

2007 diesel Honda CR-V 2.2 i-CTDi ES for £9,700

This Honda CR-V would have set you back £22,950 when new, but could be yours now for £9,700 with 40,521 miles under its wheels. For that price you get a high quality, well-equipped car with a spacious cabin, plus a strong diesel engine and four-wheel drive – perfect for driving down muddy tracks or dealing with winter snow.

Its list of equipment includes dual-zone climate control, cruise control and parking sensors all around to make squeezing into tight spaces easy. This diesel model returns claimed economy of 43.5mpg and should be able to cope well with heavy loads, accelerating to 62mph in a brisk 10.3 seconds.

Skoda Yeti

Three-year-old Skoda Yeti 1.2 TSI S for £10,000

You may not get any change from £10,000 with this Skoda Yeti, but it’s a substantial £1,250 less than its retail value, which makes it look like a bargain – especially as it’s being sold by a Skoda main dealer. Just three years ago this car would have cost £15,545, but it’s now available for £10,000 with 23,691 miles on the clock.

With a small petrol engine under the bonnet, this Yeti has strong claimed economy of 45.6mpg, so fuel bills should be manageable. Performance is reasonable too, with the car taking 11.8 seconds to accelerate to 62mph. This car comes with air conditioning, metallic paint, plus a full complement of airbags and other safety kit.

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