Right now £5,000 is all you need to buy some truly great cars. To prove it all you have to do is take a look on DesperateSeller.co.uk to see whatís on offer. We look at three to get you going.
The Audi A6 Allroad is the ultimate £5k family car. When new this car cost over £30k but you can get one right now for just £5k and comes with the very best engine, a brilliant 2.5 litre turbo diesel. Weíre particularly fond of this engine for three reasons. Firstly, it sounds great for a diesel, secondly it feels like it pulls like a train. The other reason why we love this car is because of the sheer space inside this car and the fact that itís got Audiís Quattro permanent four-wheel drive system. This car will return over 30 miles to the gallon (mpg) quite easily too. The Allroad might be higher up than a regular estate car but it doesnít wobble around and suffer that horrible pogo-y feeling that a lot of off-roaders and SUV cars do.
For just £5k this carís value really is beyond belief but you need to be aware of a few things. The Audi A6 Allroad has a fully adjustable air suspension system. What this means is that you can rise the car up like an off-roader or you can just have it sitting there at an everyday car ride height. As youíd imagine itís quite a complicated affair and it will cost you thousands if it goes wrong. Therefore make sure that before you go and buy a used Audi A6 Allroad car for sale that you press the buttons on the dash and make sure it rises and drops on command.
So thatís the ultimate £5 car covered but whatís the ultimate £5k sports car? Well, weíve plumped for the Honda S2000 which is adored by many a car expert. For your money you can expect to find an S2000 thatís done around 100k miles on the clock. However, when you take one out for a spin youíll still find that it feels super-tight. Despite the fact that this car is a 2.0 litre normally aspirated engine, kicking out over 230 break horse power (bhp) itís still just as reliable and bullet proof than any other Honda.
Even though the S2000 still feels modern early examples were built in 1999 so itís important that you check that it doesnít feel abused. So, check if the steering is locking and if the suspension is wobbling. You will also want to check the condition of the roof and window. Pre-S2002 versions came with a plastic back window which have a tendency to go cloudy and brittle with age. Also look at the fabric of the roof. If itís badly damaged then a new roof could set you back around £750. It should go without saying that you need to also check that the electric mechanism for opening and closing the roof actually works properly.
So, the Honda S2000, a proper car for peanuts Ė stunning but our final bargain is an even bigger revelation. Not so long ago this next car was possible the best car in the world and now it can be yours for just £5k. We give you the Mercedes Benz S Class! The engine, the transmission, the chairs, the gadgets, this car is proper presidential spec. This car makes you feel extremely special. This car is so good that your neighbours will never know youíve spend just £5k on it. Even if you find a car with over 130k miles on the clock, youíll find that it still feels amazingly mature and composed.
The possibility of buying £5k Mercedes Benz S Class cars for sale is simply a modern miracle. However, you need to watch out for a couple of little things if youíre in the market for one. The vents at the bottom of the bulkhead can easily get blocked by leaves and silt which stops the rain water from draining down and away. At first thought this may not sound terminal but after a while the rain water can then leak inside the cabin. Underneath the carpet is the wiring harness so donít be afraid to lift the carpets up and check for any dampness.
As of typing the cheapest car for sale is the £6k Dacia Sandero but the three cars weíve suggested in this article are not only cheaper but miles better Ė we rest our case!