Reliability and Style For Between €4,000 and €6,000?

Ford Fiesta 2006 model


I was hoping to get some advice with regard to buying a car. I have started a new job which will involve a bit of travelling (But not a huge amount) and I need a reliable car. The car I currently own is far from it. I was hoping to spend between €4,000 and €6,000 and ideally would be looking for something that is good value but also a nice looking car – as I plan to keep it for a longer term. I would greatly appreciate some advice for this purchase.



Hi Ciara

Thanks for the question and congrats on the new job.  We have assumed that you don’t need a huge amount of space so something smaller that a hatchback would be suitable. The main criterion therefore is price, reliability and style!

The Swift is one of the most stylish cars around that is well priced and reliable. It is also great fun to drive. There is a good selection here that we found on

Not quite as cool looking as the Swift the VW Polo is a popular choice for very good reason. It is a  fun size Golf and is  well built and very spacious. There is a good range here.

Our last suggestion would be the Ford Fiesta, it’s been around forever so there are a lot to choose from with your money. Also it has super handling and precise steering that makes it a great drivers car, our selection is here

Finally as we have said before Ciara whatever you are thinking of buying, take it for a drive and make sure it has road-legal tyres and a valid NCT certificate.

Best of luck and if you need anything else just give us a shout!.


Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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