Whether it’s a used or the latest model, cars are still one of the in-demand products of our time. Both offer good performance, reliability, fuel efficiency, and quality but used cars are certainly one of the affordable of the two. And because of the pandemic, the demand is gradually rising. Now, let us check the Most Popular Used Cars in the U.K. Under $1,500.
Toyota Alphard (Mini Van) $1,230~
The Toyota Alphard is a front-wheel / four-wheel drive minivan first launched in 2002 and manufactured by Toyota. It is a five-door, seven/eight-seater car with three generations and is still in production. It is equipped with features including driver and passenger airbags, air conditioning, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, power steering, cruise control, vehicle stability control, brake assist, and the Toyota Safety Sense system. It currently comes with a 2.5L 2AR-FE straight-four petrol engine generating power and torque of 182 PS (134 kW) at 6000 rpm, 235 Nm at 4100 rpm; and a 3.5L 2GR-FE V6 producing power and torque of 280 PS (206 kW) at 6200 rpm, 344 Nm at 4700 rpm with six-speed ATF U660E automatic or seven-speed super CVT-i automatic transmission.
Honda Step WGN (Mini Van) $1,130~
The Honda Stepwgn is a five-door, eight-seater mid-sized MPV produced by Honda in 1996 with a four-wheel / front-wheel-drive configuration. It is equipped with Honda SENSING technology which includes lane-departure warning, road departure mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, lane-centering assistance, and collision mitigation braking system. The additional standard features consist of SRS airbags, side airbags, an anti-lock braking system, power windows, power steering, traction control, brake assist, air conditioning, vehicle stability assist, and multiple storage compartments for storing items. It is currently fitted with a 1.5L L15B VTEC direct-injection turbocharged engine producing power output and torque of 150 PS at 5500 rpm, 203 Nm at 1600-5000 rpm with Continuously Variable Transmission.
Nissan Serena (Mini Van) $1,040~
The Nissan Serena minivan is a four/five-door vehicle also known as the Suzuki Landy which was first introduced in 1991 and is presently in its fifth generation. It is also known for its comfortable and spacious interiors with large boot space. It comes with features like driver and passenger, cruise control, vehicle dynamics control, hill start assist system, brake assist, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution system, halogen fog lights, and traction control. It is equipped with a 2.0L MR20DD direct-injection inline-4 petrol engine producing power and torque of 129 hp (94.9 kW) at 5200 rpm, 187 Nm (138 lb-ft) at 4800 rpm paired with Xtronic CVT transmission. The Nissan Serena C26 S-HYBRID model was introduced in 2012 fitted with a 2.0L MR20DD inline-4 engine with Xtronic CVT.
Suzuki Carry Truck (Truck) $1,380~
The Suzuki Carry Truck is a four-wheel / rear-wheel drive, two-door Kei truck produced by Suzuki in 1961 with eleven generations and still in production. It is popular for its reliability, compact size, carrying light loads, fuel efficiency, and affordable price. It comes with standard features which include driver and passenger airbags, keyless entry, power steering, power windows, air-conditioning, an anti-lock braking system, seatbelt with pretensioners, and force limiters. It is fitted with a 658 cc R06A inline-3 petrol engine producing power and torque of 50 hp at 5700 rpm, 63 Nm at 3500 rpm, with a three-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission.
Nissan Cube (Hatchback) $1,000~
The Nissan Cube is a four-wheel / front-wheel-drive, five-door subcompact hatchback manufactured by Nissan in 1998. It has three successive generations and offers a spacious and comfortable cabin with great reliability, fuel efficiency, and budget-friendly price. It offered standard features which include airbags, traction control, an anti-lock braking system, power windows, air conditioning, brake assist, vehicle dynamics control, centralized door locks, and rear wiper. It comes with a 1.5L HR15DE straight-four engine producing power and torque of 111 PS at 6000 rpm, 148 Nm at 4000 rpm. For the North American model, a 1.8L MR18DE straight-four engine is used while the Europe model used a 1.5L K9K inline-4 dCi diesel engine and 1.6L HR16DE inline-4 petrol engine.
Toyota Voxy (Mini Van) $1,180~
The Toyota Voxy is the sporty version of the Toyota Noah with a seven or eight-seater produced in 2001. It is a five-door minivan with a front-wheel / four-wheel drive layout and is currently in its third generation. It offers standard features which include the Toyota Safety Sense C with lane assist, collision warning, and high beam assist as well as the Toyota’s T-Connect system with 10-inch infotainment display, online services, wireless phone charger, and rear parking camera. It is equipped with a 2.0L 3ZR-FAE inline-4 Valvematic petrol engine producing power and torque 152 PS (112 kW), 193 Nm (19.7 kgm), and 1.8L 2ZR-FXE inline-4 petrol-hybrid engine with 5JM AC synchronous motor and e-CVT.
Volkswagen Golf (Hatchback) $1,040~
The Volkswagen Golf has produced various body configurations such as wagon, hatchback, and sedan. The hatchback version is a three/five-door car available in an all-wheel / front-wheel drive manufactured by Volkswagen in 1974 and is currently in its eighth generation. It is known for its stylish design, reliability, fuel efficiency, and performance engine. It offered standard features which consist of an automatic post-collision system, adaptive cruise control, start-stop engine system, electronic stabilization program, and emergency city braking system. It comes with inline-4 petrol and diesel engines: 1.2L TSI producing 85 PS (63 kW); 1.4L TSI producing 140 PS (103 kW); 1.6L TDI producing 105 PS (77 kW); 2.0L TDI producing 150 PS (110 kW) with a five/six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission.
Honda Acty Truck (Truck) $1,120~
The Honda Acty truck is a two-door, two-seater cabover Kei car first introduced in 1977 by Honda and available in mid-engine, four-wheel / rear-wheel drive. It is presently in its fourth generation and one of the most popular trucks of Honda with standard features including driver and airbags, air-conditioning, power steering, power windows, air-conditioning, keyless entry, an anti-lock braking system, and electronic brake-force distribution. The Acty truck offers a 656 cc E07Z SOHC straight-three engine producing power and torque 33 kW (44 hp), 43.52 lb-ft (59 Nm) with a five-speed manual or three-speed / four-speed automatic gearbox.
Daihatsu Hijet Truck (Truck) $670~
The Daihatsu Hijet truck is a front mid-engine, rear-wheel / all-wheel drive, two-door Kei truck manufactured and marketed by Daihatsu in 1960. It is presently in its tenth generation and is known for its reliability, compact size, economy, affordable price, and can be used to carry long objects or light loads. It offers standard features like driver and passenger airbags, air conditioning, power windows, 3-point emergency locking retractor seatbelt with pretensioner and force limiters, an anti-lock braking system, and power steering. The Hijet truck is equipped with a 658 cc KF-VE inline-3 engine producing power and torque 53 PS (39 kW), 60 Nm (6.1 kgm) with a three-speed or four-speed automatic transmission.
Mitsubishi Minicab Truck (Truck) $820~
The Mitsubishi Minicab truck is a two-door pickup truck available in four-wheel / rear-wheel drive which was first unveiled in 1966 by Mitsubishi and is known for its reliability, economy, multipurpose use, and compact size that can be easily maneuvered to small roads. It is fitted with some notable standard features such as airbags, power steering, power windows, air conditioning, keyless entry, an anti-lock braking system, a seatbelt with pretensioners, and force limiters. The DA16T series of the seventh generation Minicab is equipped with a 658 cc R06A straight-3 engine and 658 cc R06A straight-3 turbocharged petrol engine with three-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission options.
Pandemic gives us more options on how to purchase a car conveniently and safely. No need to go on tour to the nearest car dealership, with the use of phones, laptops or PC you can browse the internet for the car you are looking for. You can check the BE FORWARD store for the reliable, practical, fuel-efficient, and affordable car you want.
Written by: Esther Abranilla