Favourites: BMW X6

Favourites: BMW X6

Every now and then i sit there and dream of the car I would love to drive and I often come to the conclusion that it would either be a Jaguar or a BMW. Is stems from when I was younger I guess, my uncle drove a second hand Jaguar X-Type and I remember thinking it was outrageously cool. And then my best friends dad used to drive a BMW X5 and as was the case with my uncle, I thought it made him seem powerful. Meanwhile my dad was a huge fan of Volkswagen Beetles which we laugh about now as it used to embarrass me when he would pick me up in his second hand Volkswagen Beetle which I deemed to be a woman’s car when I was in my teens.

Whilst I have now come round and realised that the beetle is a good car with a fantastic history, it is still those Jags and Beamers that stick in my mind when I think of the car that I seem myself driving when I’m a bit older, with a bit more money. Things will have changed by then so who knows what I would go for, but if I had the money now, I am pretty sure I would go for the BMW X6, which, if you haven’t seen it, is a 4×4 coupe which commands respect and wouldn’t look out of place on a battlefield. In vain, find myself searching online for second hand BMW X6‘s but even the cheapest ones are way out of my budget at £20,000.

 

Used Cars between £10000 – £20000

Used Cars between £10000 – £20000

Are you looking for a good second hand car for under £20000 and above £10000 then allow me to suggest what I would do if i had that kind of budget.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

If you are a big fan of driving then it makes sense to get yourself a drivers car, and if you are to believe the Top Gear presenters, then Alfa Romeos offer exactly that. You can get a second hand Alfa Romeo Giulietta from 2014 with only 6,000 miles on it for as little around the £19,000 mark, which is a great deal considering it is almost new. If you are leaning to the other end of the spectrum though and would like one that is more like £10,000, then you need to be looking at models from around 2011, which are still great looking carts with a lot going for them.

Honda Civic

Honda Civics have stood the test of times and remained popular for years. Therefore even if you opt top buy a model from a fair few years ago you can rest assured that it is a good car. You can get a second hand Honda Civic 5 door hatchback model from 2013 for around the £15,000 mark, try and find one that has done 15,000 miles and you will be on to a winner. One good thing about the Honda Civic is the amount of equipment that you can get on the recent models.

BMW Z4

Fancy getting yourself something that will turn a few heads, and possibly make people think you are much more well off than you actually are? Well the Z4 could be the car for you. You can get a 2010 BMW Z4 convertible, which I happen to think is an absolutely gorgeous car,  for around the £17,000 mark. If you aren’t after a car that is practical and like to let your hair blow in the wind in a car that costs less than £20,000 but can do 0-60 in little over six seconds then the second hand BMW Z4 is the car for you. Obviously if you go for the older models which are still pretty current looking you can pick one up for an even more attractive price tag around the £10,000 mark.

Mercedes Benz E Class

Another German entry now, the Mercedes Benz E Class another very prestigious car which you may expect to be far out of your budget, however you can get a pretty good version on the model in the late teens if you look hard enough. You will probably have to get one that has done a fair few thousand miles, but Mercedes are pretty high up there in terms of reliability so you shouldn’t have too much to worry about. Your best bet is probably something from around 2010 mark with around 30,000 miles on the clock. The second hand Mercedes Benz E Class is probably the hardest one to find in the budget as a lot of them sit around the £25,000 mark, especially the nicer ones.

Alfa Romeo GT

To be honest you will be able to get this car for a lot less if you want, only the very high spec ones will come in over £10,000 because of the age (they stopped making them in 2010). Despite that the GT looked ahead of its time and still has a place on today’s roads. It is a car that has received a number of strong reviews, it’s quite uncommon and it offers an excellent value for money. Whilst you save money,  with a second hand Alfa Romeo GT you will have to pay over the odds when it comes to running costs.

Welcome to my site!

Welcome to my site!

Welcome to my site Wimbeldon Used Cars! I think this domain used to belong to a garage but I am not that, I’m a simply a huge car fan from New Malden, who enjoys writing about the industry and cars that I will most likely never be able to afford. I currently drive a second hand Lexus IS which is pretty cool, it gets me from A-B but it would be unfair to say that is all it does. I think I am the same as most of my mates when it comes to my car, I love it unconditionally.

One thing I like about driving the IS is that all my mates drive hatchbacks, my best friend has a second hand Honda Civic which is pretty nice, but it is annoying when he carries more than one passenger and you have to climb over the front seat in order to get into the back. I am frankly getting to old for that business. Another close friend of mine drives the second hand Volkswagen Scirocco which again is a really nice car, and in all honesty I am a little bit jealous of that car, it is right up my street. But again there is something about the IS that makes me feel a little more grown up, much more practical and pretty cool if I may say so myself.

So if you see a man driving a used Lexus IS in Wimbledon, then don’t forget to wave!