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DoneDeal of the Week: This Kia Picanto is a small car with a grown-up feel

Want something a bit more funky and fun to drive? We’ve got a Toyota Aygo for you too.

LOOKING FOR A nippy little city car that is as light to drive as it is on fuel? Then this 2016 Kia Picanto for €10,950 might be the car for you.

The Kia Picanto is an accomplished city with polished looks and a classy interior making it feel that bit more mature than other small city cars on the market. It is well-made and cheap to run, it is just €190 a year to tax and the economical 1.0-litre engine is said to do 4.3 litres/100km (66 mpg).

The cabin feels roomy for a city car and it has a 200-litre capacity boot which swells to 870 litres with the 60/40 rear seats down. As you would expect from a city car, it is light and nimble around town and a doddle to park thanks to its compact size and good all-round visibility.

Source: Joe Duffy Kia & Volvo

This particular car comes with Bluetooth, electric mirrors and windows and a multi-function steering wheel. It also comes with Kia’s seven-year manufacturer warranty.

Source: Joe Duffy Kia & Volvo

Toyota Aygo

Want something a bit more daring and stylish? Then this 2016 Toyota Aygo for €12,900 may be the car for you.

The Aygo has attention-grabbing, futuristic looks, and is cheap to run and fun to drive. The cabin is feels roomy but legroom is tight in the back and the boot is small with only 168 litres on offer.

Source: Lehane Motors

This particular model is powered by a 69hp 1.0-litre VVT-i petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The combined fuel economy figure is a decent 4.1 litres/100km (68.9mpg). It falls into band A2 and is €180 to tax a year. The engine is refined and has enough power for this light car to easily zip around the city.

Source: Lehane Motors

It also comes well equipped in this X-play trim and has projector halogen headlamps, front fog lamps, electric door mirrors and body-coloured door handles.

In terms of looks and handling and running costs the Aygo is one of the better city cars out there, it’s just not one of the most practical.

Source: Lehane Motors

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