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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 1,487 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.

1,399 cars under £1,000 - 2 reduced in price

There's currently 1,399 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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 AMC Cars, New Haven, East Sussex
0127 376 9653


Peugeot 307 1.6 HDi 110 S 5dr

£895

  • 2005 (55)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1600cc
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Black
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

This model has  air bag, remote central locking, central locking, electric windows, rear headrest, power steering, anti lock brakes...

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 AMS Car and Vans, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
0122 556 9195


Chevrolet Kalos 1.4 SX Hatchback 5d 1399cc

£995

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

Description includes  passenger, airbag, heated door mirrors, radio/cd, passenger airbag, warranty, power assisted steering, central locking, front fog lights, air conditioning, anti lock braking system...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Chevrolet Matiz 1.0 SE

£995

  • 2007 (07)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1000cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Black
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Options include  mot, cd, black...

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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  alloys, mot...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Ford Focus 1.6 Flight

£795

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

With  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

Features on this model include  cd, mot, alloys, coupe...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Mazda 6 1.8 TS

£995

  • 2005 (05)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1800cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Silver
  • 5 doors
  • History checked

Features on this model include  cd, alloys, mot...

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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

With  mot, cd...

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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

This car has  cd, alloys, mot, diesel...

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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

Features include  mot...

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 Burch Car Sales, Barry, Glamorgan
0144 6 7 44918


Vauxhall Corsa 1.2i 16V SXi [80]

£895

  • 2006 (55)
  • n/a
  • Hatchback
  • 1200cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Silver
  • 3 doors
  • History checked

Description includes  cd, mot, alloys...

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 Church Autos, Stockbury, Kent
0179 533 4674


Ford Focus 2.0 Ghia 5dr

£690

  • 1999 (V)
  • n/a
  • Estate
  • 2000cc
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Green
  • 5 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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 Complete Car Sales, Ramsgate, Kent
0184 324 2453


Perodua Nippa 

£895

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

With  low insurance, mot...

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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

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

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 Go Cars, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
0173 382 8126


Peugeot 307 2.0 S HDi 90 [AC]

£795

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

Features on this model include  warranty, pas, remote central locking, 12 months mot, airbag, mot, drivers airbag, power steering, 3 months warranty, passenger, driver, alloy wheels, folding rear seats, central l...

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We currently have 1,487 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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