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 2,287 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.

Show cars: under £1000 | under £2000 | under £5000 | under £10000 | under £15000 | under £20000 |

Cheap Vauxhall Astra I have the service book which has 14 stamps within

Only £750
Vauxhall Astra 
1999(T) | 93k miles | Manual | 1600cc | Petrol | Hatchback

Features include radio.....

Vauxhall Astra  Vauxhall Astra  Vauxhall Astra 
  Astra cars under £1,000   01253623094 local rates


Cheap Nissan Micra This little car is a brilliant first car and is in

Only £550
Nissan Micra 
2000(13) | 93k miles | Manual | 1000cc | Petrol | Hatchback

Featuring radio.....

Nissan Micra  Nissan Micra  Nissan Micra  Nissan Micra 
  Micra cars under £1,000   01253623094 local rates


Cheap Fiat Punto 1.2 ELX

Only £995
Fiat Punto 
2000(X) | 76k miles | Manual | 1200cc | Petrol | Hatchback

Options include front electric windows, power steering, electric windows, drivers airbag, driver, airbag, passenger airbag, mot, pas, passenger, central locking.....

Fiat Punto  Fiat Punto  Fiat Punto  Fiat Punto 
  Punto cars under £1,000   0177 529 2832 local rates


Cheap Ford Focus 1.8 LX

Only £300
Ford Focus 
1999(S) | 127k miles | Manual | 1800cc | Petrol | Hatchback

Features include electric windows, cloth, black, mot, service history, cloth interior, electric windows (front), black cloth interior.....

Ford Focus  Ford Focus  Ford Focus  Ford Focus 
  Focus cars under £1,000   0208 712 1791 local rates


Cheap Hyundai Matrix 1.8 CDX 5dr Auto

Only £990
Hyundai Matrix 
2004(04) | 70k miles | Automatic | 1800cc | Petrol | People Carrier

Options include air-conditioning, alloy wheels, electric windows, cloth interior, leather, cloth, service history, tyre condition good, mot, 5 seats, sunroof.....

  Matrix cars under £1,000   0208 712 1791 local rates


Cheap Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 HDi Desire 5dr

Only £890
Citroen Xsara Picasso 
2006(06) | 120k miles | Manual | 1600cc | Diesel | People Carrier

Description includes electric windows, mot, computer, air-conditioning, 5 seats, 2 owners, electric windows (front).....

Citroen Xsara Picasso  Citroen Xsara Picasso  Citroen Xsara Picasso  Citroen Xsara Picasso 
  Xsara Picasso cars under £1,000   0158 278 8484 local rates


Cheap Ford Focus 1.6 LX 5dr

Only £990
Ford Focus 
2005(05) | 122k miles | Manual | 1600cc | Petrol | Hatchback

Options include service history, air con, radio, hpi clear, air conditioning, warranty, 5 seats, radio/cd, stereo, radio cd, mot, driver, cd, manual, air-conditioning.....

Ford Focus  Ford Focus  Ford Focus  Ford Focus 
  Focus cars under £1,000   0158 278 8484 local rates


Cheap Hyundai Getz 1.1 GSi Hatchback 3dr Petrol Manual (130 g/km, 65 bhp)

Only £890
Hyundai Getz 
2007(57) | 93k miles | Manual | 1100cc | Petrol | Hatchback

Featuring electric windows, black, service history, electric windows (front), air-conditioning, 5 seats, tinted glass.....

Hyundai Getz  Hyundai Getz  Hyundai Getz  Hyundai Getz 
  Getz cars under £1,000   0158 278 8484 local rates


Cheap Mazda 2 1.6 Sport 5dr

Only £790
Mazda 2 
2003(53) | 104k miles | Manual | 1600cc | Petrol | Hatchback

With 5 seats, air-conditioning, alarm, alloy wheels, mot, electric windows.....

Mazda 2  Mazda 2  Mazda 2  Mazda 2 
  2 cars under £1,000   0158 278 8484 local rates


Cheap Nissan Micra 1.2 16v S 5dr

Only £890
Nissan Micra 
2004(54) | 105k miles | Manual | 1200cc | Petrol | Hatchback

Comes with electric windows (front), 5 seats, 2 keys, cd player, full service history, cd, mot, service history, electric windows, warranty.....

Nissan Micra  Nissan Micra  Nissan Micra  Nissan Micra 
  Micra cars under £1,000   0158 278 8484 local rates



We currently have 2,287 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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