Below we've compiled a seven-strong, three-figure selection that covers hatchbacks, MPVs, crossovers and also allsorts, proving that the second-hand auto market could offer you with virtually any sort of drive at practically any type of type of cost.
For instance, a 3.2-litre V8-engined Jaguar XJ8 from the late nineties - initially priced at ₤ 36,405 - could currently be had for less than a grand, not least since it's approaching its 20th birthday celebration.
A 2005 Nissan X-Trail on the other hand has actually additionally sunk below the four-figure mark, though at 12 years of ages it still has several years of reliable service ahead of it.
There are mistakes obviously. Corrosion, mileage and also maintenance are all things to be cautious of, however with a comprehensive examination and a little patience there's no factor you won't encounter a real, low-cost as chips star.
Whether you want a luxury flight or easy practicality, this listing has everything. And also at less than ₤ 1,000, every one is very much a half-price hero.
Cars For Under $1000
Volkswagen Passat 1.8 T SE (2002/02 reg, 100k miles).
Price new: ₤ 17,590.
Now: ₤ 785.
Engine: 1.8-litre 4cyl, 150bhp.
Economy: 34.0 mpg.
CO2/tax: 199g/km/ ₤ 270.
Euro NCAP: 4 celebrities (2001 ).
Saloon cars and trucks are befalling of favour in the new auto market, and that has a favourable influence on their used price. The Volkswagen Passat is stylish, and also while you must again place background prior to gas mileage covered, you can locate automobiles with less than 100,000 miles on the clock at this price factor.
The VW Group's five-valve-per-cylinder 1.8-litre turbo engine is more than ample, and SE designs showcase equipment such as a CD player, heated seats as well as climate control.
Ford SportKa SE (2004/04 reg, 80k miles).
Cost brand-new: ₤ 11,195.
Currently: ₤ 800.
Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl, 94bhp.
Economic situation: 37.2 mpg.
CO2/tax: 182g/km/ ₤ 230.
Euro NCAP: 3 celebrities (2000 ).
Ford has a propensity of generating sweet-handling small vehicles, and also the original Ka is no exception. The front runner SportKa has a moderate 94bhp 1.6-litre gas engine, however the crisp five-speed transmission as well as lightweight building and construction ensure this is sufficient power, as well as the lively handling is assured to place a smile on your face.
Kas are infamous for rust, so leave any kind of design with gurgling paintwork, particularly around the gas filler. We found a 2004 automobile with 80,000 miles, and this SE variation showcases leather, air-con as well as a CD player.
Jaguar XJ8 3.2 (1998/R reg, 131k miles).
Rate new: ₤ 36,405.
Currently: ₤ 900.
Engine: 3.2-litre V8, 240bhp Economy: 23.5 mpg.
CO2/tax: 288g/km/ ₤ 235.
Euro NCAP: N/A.
A Below- ₤ 1,000 deluxe vehicle is something of a punting, due to the fact that running costs will certainly be as high as they were when the cars and truck was new. But there are some bargain Jag XJ8s available, as well as while its 3.2-litre V8 wasn't the raciest, its smooth power shipment befits a high-end car.
If you're looking at any kind of pre-2000 instance, timing chain tensioners, reluctant transmission shifts and corrosion are all indicators of poor upkeep, so an example like the one we discovered, with a full background, deserves checking out.
Toyota Celica 1.8 VV-Ti (140) (2001/Y reg, 93k miles).
Price brand-new: ₤ 16,980.
Currently: ₤ 950.
Engine: 1.8-litre 4cyl, 140bhp.
Economic climate: 36.7 mpg.
CO2/tax: 185g/km/ ₤ 230.
Euro NCAP: N/A.
The Toyota Celica was a rallying tale, but by the time the seventh as well as last T230-generation version showed up in 1999, it had developed into a stylish coupé. The wedge-shaped appearances were made to bring in more youthful customers, as well as the straight edges certainly assisted it to stand apart.
Yet there was more to the Celica compared to sharp layout. Toyota additionally reduced the vehicle's weight to boost handling, as well as power originated from a rev-happy 1.8-litre gas engine with either 140bhp or 189bhp. Exactly what's even more, this possible future standard additionally guarantees near-bulletproof reliability.
MINI Cooper 1.6 (2001/51-reg, 115k miles).
Price new: ₤ 11,600.
Currently: ₤ 995.
Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl, 116bhp.
Economic climate: 42.2 mpg.
CO2/tax: 163g/km/ ₤ 185.
Euro NCAP: 4 stars (2002 ).
Few vehicles incorporate the MINI's mix of talents. Its retro-modern appearances, compact dimensions, enjoyable handling and also elegant cabin set brand-new requirements in the supermini course when the model came to the start of the millennium, as well as it's a formula that MINI preserves to this day.
The first BMW-era MINIs are closing in on their 20th anniversary, and currently could be the time to bag a deal, prior to the car winds up in the worlds of modern traditional area. There are still plenty to choose from at this age, but it's much better to locate one with a full service history to verify it has actually been cared for, instead of just go with the one with the most affordable mileage.
While the supercharged Cooper S is the most desirable MINI Mk1, you'll have just as much fun in the conventional Cooper. The 2001 model we discovered had actually covered a fairly reduced 7,000 miles each year, as well as the complete background placed it ahead of similar examples.
Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Club (2005/55-reg, 120k miles).
Price brand-new: ₤ 15,195.
Currently: ₤ 995.
Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl, 103bhp.
Economic climate: 38.7 mpg.
CO2/tax: 175g/km/ ₤ 210.
Euro NCAP: 5 stars (2005 ).
If you have actually obtained a huge family, the cars and truck you acquire should provide the maximum space, however nowadays you can even obtain a respectable seven-seater for less than a grand. The Vauxhall Zafira Mk2 is now hitting rock bottom on the made use of market, and also while ₤ 1,000 just gets you a basic Club design powered by a 103bhp gasoline engine, it still has seven fairly sizable seats.
Vauxhall's Flex 7 seatsing setup was so great that it was carried over unchanged to the current Zafira Tourer, however do make sure the device operates in any type of auto you're looking at prior to you get rid of your money-- the seats ought to fold to leave an entirely level flooring.
Nissan X-Trail 2.2 dCi Sport (2004/04 reg, 120k miles).
Cost brand-new: ₤ 19,995.
Now: ₤ 995.
Engine: 2.2-litre 4cyl, 136bhp.
Economic situation: 39.2 mpg.
CO2/tax: 190g/km/ ₤ 270.
Euro NCAP: 4 celebrities (2002 ).
While the trend for crossovers has seen the X-Trail Mk3 turn into a soft-roader, the original was a genuine 4x4. With four-wheel drive on most designs, it had extra off-road capability compared to many owners would certainly ever require, and it was a lot more large than a Qashqai, too.
Mk1 X-Trails have dipped below ₤ 1k, yet even these function environment control, electrical home windows and also mirrors as well as central locking. Sporting activity models added a sunroof as well as six-disc CD changer, and while the torquey 2.2-litre diesel is a bit parched, it makes the Nissan an excellent tow vehicle.