City cars no longer remind us of tiny boxes with minimal features and space, barely enough to fit a small family. The segment now offers great cars with premium interiors, powerful engines, luxurious features and a wheel that is fun to drive. There are, however, a few cars in the category that are way ahead of the competitors – thanks to superior features, power and styling. Despite being tagged as “city cars” – a term that in some way broadcasts “affordability” – some of the options might be expensive. That’s the reason many buyers turn to salvage car auctions to own a premium city car without having to break the bank.
This blog post provide a list of top three city cars to look for in salvage car auctions. Let’s take a look.
1. Volkswagen Polo Comfortline
The first in the list is the incredibly fuel efficient Volkswagen Polo – a vehicle that is known to offer a smooth and zippy ride around the city. Propelled by a 1.2 L engine with a 7-speed double-clutch automatic gearbox, the car comes complete with a host of features, including radar cruise control and reverse camera. The car is 3972 mm long and 1682 mm, with a wheelbase of 2470 mm. The Polo has numerous safety features, including airbags, electronic aids, and a small icon that lights up on the dash screen if the car gets dangerously close to another vehicle or object.
2. Mazda Demio
Mazda Demio, the winner of the 2008 World Car of the Year title, offers a blend of sporty and luxurious elements. The dashboard is low with a three-vent HVAC layout, and the 1.5 L petrol engine delivers a solid performance. The car comes with an array of features including six airbags, tire-pressure monitoring, stability control, engine immobilizer, and theft alarm. The hill-hold assistance feature stops the car from rolling backwards when pulling away on a slope. All the models come with adjustable driver’s seat and adjustable steering wheel.
3. BMW i3
BMW i3 is the world’s first series-production hybrid vehicle, perfect for those who are looking for a car that is not only a pleasure to drive, but is also eco-friendly. The futuristic styling and revolutionary carbon-fiber/aluminum structure of the i3 make it a dream possession for any car enthusiast. The car goes 81 miles per charge and takes approximately three hours to fully-charge the battery, from a 220-volt outlet. The i3 comes with two pedals, but it is possible to drive the car using only the right one.
Last Few Words
As they say, good things come in small packages – these cars come with features that go beyond their ability to squeeze their way through traffic and congested parking lots. If you are looking for any of the above listed cars at a throwaway price, SalvageBid is the right place to start the search. Explore our listing of salvage cars for sale, and who knows, you might find one of these beauties waiting for a caring owner! If you have any question regarding the bidding process and the way forward from there, feel free to get in touch with one of our representatives.