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Cheap cars for sale under £1,000

Just because you only have a budget of £1,000 doesn't mean that you can't find a decent used car that's suitable for what you need and reliable too.The cost of running a car is continually on the increase so more and more car buyers are looking to buy cars that are not going to hit them in the pocket.

Although buying a car for under £1,000 could be seen as a modest budget it doesn't mean you have to settle for a banger that will break down on you as soon as you drive it off of the forecourt. We currently have 1,307 cars for sale under £2,000 and 9 out of 10 of these cars have been history checked. Many of these cars will have had a service history too. What this does is give you added confidence that you can find a safe, reliable run-around that will get you in and around town for under £1000!

To get you started we have selected a few of the type of cars you can expect to find for sale for under £1,000.

1,206 cars under £1,000 - 186 reduced in price

There's currently 1,206 cars being advertised on the DesperateSeller.co.uk website all priced under £1,000. Many of these cars have been recently reduced in price. Listed below is are a couple of cars that are currently priced under 1,000. For a more detailed search simply scroll up to the top of the page and complete our search form.


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 Andy Hall Cars, Weston super Mare, Somerset
0193 433 1670


Ford Focus 2.0 Ghia

£995

  • 2004 (53)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 2000cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Grey
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Comes with  mot, hpi clear, part exchange welcome, warranty...

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 Bob Basted Car Sales, unknown, Norfolk
0160 394 4751


Ford Galaxy 

£695

  • 1998 (R)
  • n/a
  • People Carrier
  • 2300cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Silver
  • doors
  • History checked

Featuring  We have much more to tell you about this car so please feel free to call us for more details...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Fiat Punto 1.2 Active

£795

  • 2004 (53)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1200cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Red
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

With  cd, mot...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Honda Civic 1.6 i-VTEC S

£795

  • 2002 (02)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1600cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Silver
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Description includes  cd, mot...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Hyundai Coupe 1.6 S

£995

  • 2002 (02)
  • n/a
  • Coupe
  • 1600cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Silver
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

Description includes  mot, cd, alloys, coupe...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Nissan Micra 1.2 S

£995

  • 2005 (05)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1200cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Silver
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

Comes with  cd, service history, mot...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Toyota RAV4 1.8 NV

£995

  • 2001 (51)
  • n/a
  • 4x4
  • 1800cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Blue
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

With  alloys, mot, cd...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Vauxhall Astra 1.6i 16V Design

£995

  • 2005 (05)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1600cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Silver
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Features include  leather, cd, alloys, mot, half leather, leather trim...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Vauxhall Astra 1.8 16V

£995

  • 2004 (04)
  • n/a
  • Convertible
  • 1800cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Gold
  • 2 doors
  • History checked

Features on this model include  leather trim, convertible, coupe, mot, alloys, black, leather, cd...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Vauxhall Corsa 1.2i 16V SXi

£795

  • 2004 (04)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1200cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Black
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

This model has  black, cd, alloys, mot...

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 Hampton Car Supermarket, Peterborough, Northamptonshire
0173 382 8195


Vauxhall Meriva 1.6 i 16v Breeze 5dr

£990

  • 2005 (05)
  • n/a
  • People Carrier
  • 1600cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Red
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

This car has  air-conditioning, mot, alloy wheels, service history, 5 seats, full service history, tyre condition good...

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 Maplin cars ltd, Birmingham, West Midlands
0121 514 9775


Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Zetec 5dr [Climate]

£989

  • 2006 (06)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1400cc
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • White
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Features include  We have much more to tell you about this car so please feel free to call us for more details...

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 Maplin cars ltd, Birmingham, West Midlands
0121 514 9775


Renault Clio 1.2 16V Expression 5dr

£699

  • 2002 (02)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1100cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Red
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

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 Mike Wells Cars ltd, Rushden, Northamptonshire
0193 320 1506


Ford Focus 1.8 Ghia

£795

  • 1999 (T)
  • n/a
  • Saloon
  • 1800cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Red
  • 4 doors
  • History checked

This model has  mot, central locking, air con, air conditioning...

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 Mike Wells Cars ltd, Rushden, Northamptonshire
0193 320 1506


Mercedes Benz C Class C220 CDi Diesel Elegance Automatic

£995

  • 2001 (Y)
  • n/a
  • Saloon
  • 0cc
  • Diesel
  • Automatic
  • Silver
  • doors
  • History checked

With  cd player, air conditioning, central locking, cd, air con, electric windows...

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We currently have 1,307 cars available across the UK priced under £1000.

The cars we would recommend for under a grand are the Vauxhall Corsa, the Ford Focus and the Honda Civic. You can find some really great examples advertised across the site all for under £1,000. The great thing with these cars is that they're not only great to drive but they're reliable and remarkably cheap to run. Make sure you take a good look at the array of cars under £1,000 on DesperateSeller.co.uk and remember you can narrow down your search to location using the form at the top of the page.

Good to know: At this price range the depreciation on cars is pretty much non-existent. Therefore, even if you decide to sell the car after a year then there's a good chance you'll get most of your money back!



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