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 2,103 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.

1,974 cars under £1,000 - 401 reduced in price

There's currently 1,974 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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 Dobwalls Cars, Liskeard, Cornwall
0157 966 1165


Ford Mondeo 2.5 Ghia X 5dr [6]

£695

  • 2004 (04)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 2500cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Blue
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.0 Classic

£695

  • 2000
  • n/a
  • Estate
  • 2000cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Blue
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

This car has alloys, mot...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi Edge

£795

  • 2004 (04)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1800cc
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Blue
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Featuring cd, alloys, 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

With alloys, cd, coupe, mot...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Jaguar X Type 2.0 V6

£795

  • 2002 (52)
  • n/a
  • Saloon
  • 2100cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Green
  • 4 doors
  • History checked

Options include cloth trim, cd, alloys, manual, cloth...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Peugeot 206 1.1 S

£995

  • 2004 (04)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1100cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Grey
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Renault Megane 1.5 dCi 86 Extreme [AC] [Euro 4]

£995

  • 2005 (05)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1500cc
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Silver
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

Comes with mot, cd, alloys...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Renault Megane 1.6 VVT Expression

£995

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

This car has estate, roof bars, cd...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


SEAT Arosa 1.4 TDi

£995

  • 2003 (52)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1400cc
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Yellow
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

Includes mot, cd, alloys...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Toyota Yaris 1.0 16v VVTi GS

£795

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

Description includes mot...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Vauxhall Zafira 1.8i Elegance

£995

  • 2003 (03)
  • n/a
  • People Carrier
  • 1800cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Blue
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

This model has cd, mot...

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 Carsure of Rotherham, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
0170 931 9525


Nissan Micra 1.0 E

£995

  • 2004 (04)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1000cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Silver
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

This car has electric windows, cd, airbag, passenger airbag, drivers airbag, cd player, passenger, power assisted steering, engine immobiliser, pas, driver, central locking, abs, immobiliser, s...

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 Complete Car Sales, Ramsgate, Kent
0184 324 2453


Perodua Nippa 

£895

  • 2000 (W)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 800cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Gold
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

This model has mot, low insurance...

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 Complete Car Sales, Ramsgate, Kent
0184 324 2453


Toyota Yaris 

£695

  • 2000 (X)
  • n/a
  • not known
  • 0cc
  • na
  • Manual
  • not known
  • doors
  • History checked

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

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 Car City, London, London
0208 712 0565


Mazda 3 2.0 Sport Hatchback 5dr

£990

  • 2006 (56)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 2000cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Black
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Featuring electric windows, service history, hpi clear, computer, mot, 5 seats, alarm, alloy wheels, finance available, climate control...

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We currently have 2,103 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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