New cars, mmm, they do smell so good. Shiny too. If price were taken out of the equation most of us would consider nothing else. However, in the real world, steep new car prices mean that many of us have to look at buying something a little less shiny and with a few miles under its belt.

Don’t lose hope though as a used car can still be quite an attractive option. There are thousands of great nearly new cars out there with hardly any miles on the clock and you will be amazed at what you can get for your money too.

So whether you are buying a demo car to avoid that massive initial depreciation or you are just looking for a second hand cheapie for your teenager take a read through our used car buying guide to help you get the best deal out there. Start slideshow