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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 1,436 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.

1,328 cars under £1,000 - 3 reduced in price

There's currently 1,328 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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 APC Car Sales, Leeds, West Yorkshire
0113 213 6604


Renault Laguna 1.9 dCi Dynamique 5dr

£995

  • 2003 (03)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1900cc
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Turquoise
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Featuring  lumbar support, air bag passenger, metallic paint, pas, electric windows, passenger, mot, colour coded bumpers, black, computer, sports seats, immobiliser, electric door mirrors, a...

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 Autotrade Southwest, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
0145 355 7813


Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sport 3dr

£599

  • 2003 (53)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 2000cc
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Silver
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

Includes  alarm, mot, any inspection welcome, 5 seats, climate control, alloy wheels, electric windows, warranty, computer, electric windows (front)...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Chevrolet Kalos 1.4 SX

£995

  • 2005 (55)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1400cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Black
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Description includes  alloys, mot, black, cd...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Citroen C3 1.4i Desire

£995

  • 2007 (07)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1400cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Red
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

With  mot, cd...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Auto

£995

  • 2004 (04)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1600cc
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Silver
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Comes with  cd, mot, alloys...

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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

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

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Toyota Yaris 1.0 16v VVTi GS

£795

  • 2002 (02)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1000cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Silver
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

Comes with  mot...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Vauxhall Astra 2.2 16V

£995

  • 2003 (03)
  • n/a
  • Convertible
  • 2200cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Silver
  • 2 doors
  • History checked

Options include  mot, cd, alloys...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Vauxhall Meriva 1.6i 16V Life

£995

  • 2006 (06)
  • n/a
  • People Carrier
  • 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


Vauxhall Astra 1.7 DTi 16V LS [AC]

£795

  • 2002 (02)
  • n/a
  • Estate
  • 1700cc
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Grey
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

This car has  mot, estate, roof bars, cd, diesel...

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 Budget Vehicle Sales, Paisley, Renfrewshire
0141 413 9703


Vauxhall Corsa 1.2i 16v Design (a/c) Hatchback 3d 1199cc

£1,000

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

Comes with  radio, airbag, automatic, immobiliser, passenger airbag, central locking, front electric windows, driver, drivers airbag, anti lock braking system, power assisted steering, electri...

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 Glasgow Trade Sales, Glasgow, Glasgow City
0141 413 7970


Vauxhall Corsa 1.2i 16v Design (a/c) Hatchback 3d 1199cc

£1,000

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

This model has  heated door mirrors, front electric windows, drivers airbag, power assisted steering, driver, central locking, radio, anti lock braking system, immobiliser, remote central locking,...

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 Gloucester Trade Centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
0145 240 4699


Ford Fiesta 1.3 FLIGHT 3d 59 BHP

£595

  • 2002 (02)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1300cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Green
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

Features on this model 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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 Hampton Car Supermarket, Peterborough, Northamptonshire
0173 382 8195


Fiat Panda 1.1 Active 5dr

£990

  • 2006 (56)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1100cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Orange
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Includes  4 seats, service history, electric windows, electric windows (front)...

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 Hampton Car Supermarket, Peterborough, Northamptonshire
0173 382 8195


Nissan Kubistar 1.5 E dCi 3dr

£990

  • 2004 (04)
  • n/a
  • Van
  • 1500cc
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Blue
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

This model has  tinted glass, mot...

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We currently have 1,436 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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