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 2,275 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

Includes 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

This car has 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 airbag, pas, power steering, front electric windows, driver, passenger airbag, drivers airbag, electric windows, passenger, central locking, mot.....

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


Cheap Honda Jazz 1.4i-DSI S 5dr

Only £995
Honda Jazz 
2002(02) | 88k miles | Manual | 1300cc | Petrol | Hatchback

Features include service history, central locking, pas, warranty, 12 months mot, service indicator, esp, steering wheel mounted controls, side airbags, remote central locking, abs, alarm, rear wiper, cloth, radio/cd, .....

Honda Jazz  Honda Jazz 
  Jazz cars under £1,000   0177 291 1775 local rates


Cheap Renault Clio 1.2 16V Campus Sport 3dr

Only £895
Renault Clio 
2006(06) | 96k miles | Manual | 1100cc | Petrol | Hatchback

Includes alarm, rear wiper, metallic paint, passenger airbag, sports seats, cloth seat trim, alloy wheels, computer, service history, airbags, immobiliser, steering wheel mounted controls, cloth, esp, airbag, .....

Renault Clio  Renault Clio  Renault Clio  Renault Clio 
  Clio cars under £1,000   0177 291 1775 local rates


Cheap Daihatsu Terios 1.3 Tracker 5dr

Only £995
Daihatsu Terios 
2004(54) | 92k miles | Manual | 1300cc | Petrol | Hatchback

Featuring service history, 5 seats, cloth interior, black, cloth, tyre condition good, mot, black cloth interior, alloy wheels, air-conditioning, electric windows (front), electric windows.....

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


Cheap Ford Focus 1.8 LX

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

Description includes black, mot, electric windows, cloth, cloth interior, service history, 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

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

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


Cheap Toyota Yaris 1.3 VVT-i Colour Collection

Only £875
Toyota Yaris 
2005(55) | 85k miles | Manual | 1300cc | Petrol | Hatchback

Includes metallic paint, alloy wheels.....

Toyota Yaris  Toyota Yaris  Toyota Yaris 
  Yaris cars under £1,000   0208 712 1791 local rates


Cheap Ford Focus 1.6 i 16v Zetec 5dr

Only £690
Ford Focus 
2003(03) | 108k miles | Manual | 1600cc | Petrol | Hatchback

Options include service history, mot, electric windows (front), full service history, 5 seats, black, tyre condition good, hpi clear, electric windows.....

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



We currently have 2,275 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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