The saloon’s combination of a large cabin, a sizeable boot space and a comfortable ride mans they should always remain under consideration for motorists seeking practicality.
At Perrys Dealerships nationwide you can find an impressive selection of used cars available to buy, including incredibly cheap saloons. These used saloons still carry the same benefits in practicality, but can be bought for the same kind of budget that could bag you a new small car.
Here is our guide to the best used saloon cars you can get for less than just £10,000.
Peugeot 407 Saloon
Price estimate – £3,500
Big, bold-looking and very practical, the Peugeot 407 saloon is a family car which still holds up well by today’s standards and is available for incredibly low used prices.
The predecessor to the Peugeot 508, the 407 is also available in coupe and estate bodystyles and was a runner-up for the 2005 European Car of the Year award.
Strengths of the 407 include an impressive amount of rear passenger space and a solid selection of diesels in the model range.
The Peugeot 407 engine range includes more than one V6 diesel, with power outputs ranging from 202bhp to 236bhp.
Price estimate – £6,000
The Chevrolet Cruze is currently sold as a hatchback or station wagon but before that, between 2009 and 2011, this family car was exclusively a five-door saloon.
Today the saloon version can be bought used at an incredibly low price and in return you get a sharp and aggressively-styled family car.
It also looks good inside and comes well equipped with both safety kit and luxuries. Air conditioning is provided standard along with brake assist, electronic stability control and seat-belt reminders.
Engine options include 1.6 and 1.8-litre petrol units and a 2.0-litre VDCi diesel. The Cruze saloon is comfortable both on the motorway and through twisty countryside roads.
Price estimate – £7,000
Before the popular XF arrived, Jaguar sold the S-Type in the mid-size executive car and used examples can now be found for remarkably low prices.
This British brand saloon is spacious and excels in delivering a luxurious presence and smooth, comfortable driving experience.
There is a diverse range of V6 and V8 engines available with the Jaguar S-Type range. A particular highlight is the wonderfully smooth twin-turbo V6 diesel.
Also well equipped, the Jaguar S-Type includes climate control as standard along with alloy wheels, height adjustable driver’s seat and heated mirrors.
Price estimate – £7,000
Before the current Optima, Kia sold a large family saloon called the Magentis. A cheap used Kia Magentis can represent a real bargain for motorists looking to move a family and a decent amount of luggage.
Strengths of the Kia Magentis include its spacious cabin, comfortable and easy drive and solid choice of engines. Standing out in the Magentis engine line-up is the 2.0-litre CRDi diesel with 140bhp. The diesel in the Kia has good pulling power and offers decent efficiency, officially averaging 47mpg on the saloon.
The Kia Magentis is also well equipped – as standard the saloon includes a CD/radio player, full electric windows, heated and electric mirrors and folding rear seats.
Price estimate – £7,500
A used Vauxhall Insignia for well under £10,000 is a fantastic opportunity to own one of the top ten best selling new cars in the current UK market.
The mid-size Insignia saloon, a rival to the Ford Mondeo, is a classy choice of family car with very appealing styling. There’s a large amount of engines available with the Insignia and the saloon offers smooth cruising, particularly on the motorway.
Kit including air conditioning, cruise control and a CD player comes as standard on all models. On top of that there is a wide choice of trim levels adding features such as alloy wheels, front fog lights, satellite navigation and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.
Price estimate – £9,000
Though the price estimate here is considerably more compared to other entries in this guide, a cheap used offer like this is definitely not one to simply overlook.
The SEAT Exeo is an executive saloon based heavily on the previous-generation Audi A4, a highly rated car from one of the top German premium motoring brands.
The Exeo can fit a family plus a decent amount of luggage, while engine options include an excellent range of diesels. Included is a 2.0-litre TDI with three outputs ranging from 120bhp to 170bhp.Even though it was priced around typical family car money, the Exeo has a lot of luxury trim and equipment which brings it closer on par with the more premium saloons.
The standard kit list for the Exeo includes cruise control, climate control, alloy wheels and full electric windows.