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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 1,268 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.

1,188 cars under £1,000 - 0 reduced in price

There's currently 1,188 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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 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

Comes with  black, mot, alloys, cd...

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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

With  mot, alloys...

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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

Options include  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

Features include  mot, cd, 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

Options include  alloys, mot, cd, coupe...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


SEAT Leon 1.9 TDi 90 S

£995

  • 2002 (02)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1900cc
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Red
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Options include  diesel, 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

With  mot...

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 Calibre Car Sales, Colchester, Essex
0120 693 1880


Volvo V40 1.8 [122bhp] - June 2018 MOT no advisories, Drives well

£895

  • 2002 (52)
  • n/a
  • Estate
  • 1800cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Green
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Comes with  estate, remote locking, cruise control, heated seats, leather, full leather...

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 Gary Smith Car Sales, other, London
0122 767 1808


Ford Focus 1.6 FLIGHT 3 DOOR

£990

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

Features include  mot, abs, centre rear seat belt, service history, electric windows, front electric windows, split folding rear seat...

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 Gary Smith Car Sales, other, London
0122 767 1808


Ford Focus 1.6 ZETEC, FULL LEATHER UPHOLSTERY

£795

  • 2004 (53)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1600cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Grey
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Includes  air con, passenger airbag, centre rear seat belt, electric mirrors, passenger, alloy wheels, pas, heated front windscreen, split folding rear seat, airbag, full leather, air condit...

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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

Comes with  power assisted steering, remote central locking, passenger, front electric windows, radio, driver, radio/cd, pas, immobiliser, drivers airbag, electric windows, automatic, central ...

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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

Comes with  mot, tinted glass...

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 Hampton Car Supermarket, Peterborough, Northamptonshire
0173 382 8195


Volkswagen Polo 1.2 S 3dr (a/c)

£990

  • 2002 (02)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1200cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Black
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

Description includes  electric windows (front), electric windows, air-conditioning, 5 seats, mot...

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 Longcross Garage, Shirehampton, Bristol
0117 321 1210


Saab 9 3 2.0t SE Auto

£995

  • 2000 (X)
  • n/a
  • Convertible
  • 2000cc
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Green
  • 2 doors
  • History checked

Comes with  convertible, electric windows (front), black, full leather interior, automatic climate control, cd player, alarm, audio, radio/single cd, climate control, cd, full leather, compute...

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 Mike Wells Cars ltd, Rushden, Northamptonshire
0193 320 1506


Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.0 16v

£995

  • 2003 (52)
  • n/a
  • 4x4
  • 2000cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Black
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

This car has  cd, electric windows, central locking, cd player, mot...

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We currently have 1,268 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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