Safety is an important consideration when you're buying a car, and you'll be pleased to learn that for a £10,000 budget you can get some fantastically safe used cars, with plenty rated at five stars for safety by experts Euro NCAP (at the time they were tested).
Car safety has advanced massively over the last 15 years, so much so that Euro NCAP have had to change and adapt their testing methods and scoring systems regularly over the last few years to ensure standards are consistently improved.
With this in mind, it's worth noting that given the age of the cars required to meet the £10,000 budget, reported Euro NCAP scores are based on pre-2015 testing rules that were less dependent (but still very strict overall) on advanced safety technologies such as autonomous emergency braking.
Nonetheless, all the cars listed below are very safe cars for you and your family.
Thanks to the rapid advancement of safety technologies in recent years, there are plenty of extremely safe used cars available of all different shapes and sizes for a budget of just £10,000.
Browse our used car search to find the perfect safe used car for you. To check a car that isn't in this list, just visit the Euro NCAP website and select the make and model you're looking at - virtually every car has been tested.
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