Are you going to buy a new or used car in February?


A mixture of hot coupes and affordable city cars are heading our way in February – including the frugal Smart Fortwo CDi and the face-lifted Porsche Boxster S.

There are plenty of great deals on new and used cars, making now the best time to buy.

Are you going to buy a new or used car this month?

New cars in January include:

Porsche Boxster S

The face-lifted Porsche Boxster features a boosted 2.9-litre, 255bhp engine while the Porsche Boxster S gains a 3.4-litre engine which develops 310bhp.

Want a used Boxster? There are just under 1,000 Porsche Boxsters for sale on Auto Trader. Prices start from around £6,000 for a ten-year old Boxster with 25,000 miles on the clock.

Smart Fortwo CDi

The UK’s cleanest car boasts an average 83.1mpg, emits just 88g/km of CO2 and falls into insurance group 2. The tax-free Smart Fortwo diesel will also cost less than £8,000 when it launches.

Want a used Fortwo? There are currently 413 used Smart Fortwo’s on Auto Trader – prices range from £2,500 for older Fortwos to £13,000 for nearly-new models.

Renault Twingo Freeway

Renault’s new entry-level Twingo Freeway gives buyers a 1.2-litre engine and lower price tag – £6,995 – making the practical city car more affordable.

Want a used Twingo? Buyers can bag themselves an 08-plate Twingo with 5,000 miles on the clock for £5,500.

Bentley Continental GTC

Buyers interested in luxury cars will be in heaven this month as Bentley is taking orders for the Bentley Continental GTC Speed. Prices start from £129,700 for the standard GTC and £146,100 for the GTC Speed.

Want a used Bentley? Auto Trader has 688 used Bentleys for sale, from £7,000 for a 1987 Bentley Turbo to around £130,000 for a Bentley Arnage with 5,000 miles on the clock.

Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart

Mitsubishi’s warm hatch returns with an aggressive front grille, a turbocharged 1.5-litre engine which produces 150bhp and a revised £12,049 price tag.

Want a used Evo? Buyers can expect to pay between £4,000 for a ten-year-old Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 3 and £28,000 for a nearly-new Lancer Evolution X

Here’s the list of new cars for February 2009:

•    Bentley Continental GTC
•    Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart
•    Porsche Cayenne diesel
•    Porsche Cayman S (facelift)
•    Porsche Boxster S (facelift)
•    Renault Twingo Freeway
•    Smart Fortwo CDi

View the motorists’ complete guide to 2009.

Are you buying a car in February?


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One response to “Are you going to buy a new or used car in February?

  1. trevpod

    There’s never been a better time to get a great deal on a new car. Car dealers worldwide are struggling to shift their huge stockpiles of new cars. Honda UK have just announced they’re temporarily suspending production in the UK. So haggle hard and you might just net yourself a large discount.

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