Here we've put together a seven-strong, three-figure selection that covers hatchbacks, MPVs, crossovers and also allsorts, proving that the used car market can provide you with nearly any type of sort of drive at practically any kind of price.
For instance, a 3.2-litre V8-engined Jaguar XJ8 from the late nineties - originally priced at ₤ 36,405 - can currently be had for less than a grand, not least since it's approaching its 20th birthday celebration.
A 2005 Nissan X-Trail meanwhile has also sunk below the four-figure mark, though at 12 years old it still has several years of reputable service ahead of it.
There are challenges obviously. Corrosion, mileage and also upkeep are all things to be skeptical of, yet with a complete assessment and also a bit of persistence there's no reason you will not encounter an authentic, inexpensive as chips celebrity.
Whether you desire a luxury flight or straightforward practicality, this list has everything. And also at less than ₤ 1,000, every single one is very much a half-price hero.
Cars Under 1000
Volkswagen Passat 1.8 T SE (2002/02 reg, 100k miles).
Cost brand-new: ₤ 17,590.
Currently: ₤ 785.
Engine: 1.8-litre 4cyl, 150bhp.
Economic climate: 34.0 mpg.
CO2/tax: 199g/km/ ₤ 270.
Euro NCAP: 4 stars (2001 ).
Public house vehicles are befalling of favour in the brand-new vehicle market, which has a good impact on their used cost. The Volkswagen Passat is sophisticated, as well as while you ought to once more place history prior to gas mileage covered, you could locate cars and trucks with less compared to 100,000 miles on the clock at this cost factor.
The VW Team's five-valve-per-cylinder 1.8-litre turbo engine is more than ample, as well as SE models feature tools such as a CD player, warmed seats and climate control.
Ford SportKa SE (2004/04 reg, 80k miles).
Cost brand-new: ₤ 11,195.
Now: ₤ 800.
Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl, 94bhp.
Economy: 37.2 mpg.
CO2/tax: 182g/km/ ₤ 230.
Euro NCAP: 3 stars (2000 ).
Ford has a propensity of creating sweet-handling small vehicles, and also the initial Ka is no exception. The front runner SportKa has a modest 94bhp 1.6-litre fuel engine, however the crisp five-speed gearbox as well as lightweight construction ensure this is sufficient power, and the vibrant handling is assured to place a smile on your face.
Kas are infamous for rust, so ignore any design with gurgling paintwork, particularly around the fuel filler. We discovered a 2004 vehicle with 80,000 miles, and also this SE variation includes natural leather, air-con and also a CD player.
Jaguar XJ8 3.2 (1998/R reg, 131k miles).
Price new: ₤ 36,405.
Currently: ₤ 900.
Engine: 3.2-litre V8, 240bhp Economic situation: 23.5 mpg.
CO2/tax: 288g/km/ ₤ 235.
Euro NCAP: N/A.
A Sub- ₤ 1,000 deluxe car is something of a punt, since running expenses will be as high as they were when the automobile was brand-new. But there are some bargain Jag XJ8s available, and also while its 3.2-litre V8 had not been the raciest, its smooth power shipment suits a deluxe automobile.
If you're looking at any pre-2000 instance, timing chain tensioners, hesitant transmission shifts as well as corrosion are all indicators of inadequate upkeep, so an instance like the one we found, with a complete background, is worth examining.
Toyota Celica 1.8 VV-Ti (140) (2001/Y reg, 93k miles).
Cost new: ₤ 16,980.
Now: ₤ 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, yet by the time the seventh and last T230-generation version arrived in 1999, it had turned into a fashionable coupé. The wedge-shaped appearances were designed to draw in more youthful purchasers, and also the straight edges definitely helped it to attract attention.
But there was even more to the Celica than sharp layout. Toyota likewise cut the automobile's weight to enhance handling, as well as power originated from a rev-happy 1.8-litre gas engine with either 140bhp or 189bhp. Exactly what's more, this potential future classic likewise promises near-bulletproof integrity.
MINI Cooper 1.6 (2001/51-reg, 115k miles).
Price brand-new: ₤ 11,600.
Now: ₤ 995.
Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl, 116bhp.
Economic climate: 42.2 mpg.
CO2/tax: 163g/km/ ₤ 185.
Euro NCAP: 4 celebrities (2002 ).
Few autos incorporate the MINI's mix of abilities. Its retro-modern looks, small dimensions, fun handling and also sophisticated cabin set new criteria in the supermini course when the design got to the beginning of the millennium, and also it's a formula that MINI preserves to this particular day.
The very first BMW-era MINIs are surrounding their 20th wedding anniversary, as well as now could be the time to bag a deal, before the vehicle winds up in the worlds of modern-day classic territory. There are still plenty to pick from at this age, yet it's far better to discover one with a full service background to show it has been looked after, rather than merely choose the one with the lowest mileage.
While the supercharged Cooper S is the most desirable MINI Mk1, you'll have equally as much fun in the standard Cooper. The 2001 design we located had actually covered a fairly reduced 7,000 miles each year, and the complete history put it ahead of similar instances.
Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Club (2005/55-reg, 120k miles).
Rate brand-new: ₤ 15,195.
Now: ₤ 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 got a big family members, the auto you purchase have to supply the optimal space, but these days you could even get a respectable seven-seater for less than a grand. The Vauxhall Zafira Mk2 is now hitting rock bottom on the used market, and also while ₤ 1,000 only purchases you a fundamental Club model powered by a 103bhp fuel engine, it still has seven reasonably roomy seats.
Vauxhall's Flex 7 seatsing arrangement was so good that it was carried over the same to the existing Zafira Tourer, yet do see to it the system works in any kind of vehicle you're checking out prior to you get rid of your cash-- the seats should fold up to leave a totally flat floor.
Nissan X-Trail 2.2 dCi Sporting activity (2004/04 reg, 120k miles).
Cost brand-new: ₤ 19,995.
Currently: ₤ 995.
Engine: 2.2-litre 4cyl, 136bhp.
Economic climate: 39.2 mpg.
CO2/tax: 190g/km/ ₤ 270.
Euro NCAP: 4 celebrities (2002 ).
While the pattern for crossovers has seen the X-Trail Mk3 turn into a soft-roader, the original was a real 4x4. With 4x4 on most models, it had much more off-road capability compared to numerous proprietors would ever before require, and it was more roomy than a Qashqai, also.
Mk1 X-Trails have actually dipped listed below ₤ 1k, but even these feature climate control, electrical windows and mirrors and main locking. Sporting activity models included a sunroof and six-disc CD changer, and while the torquey 2.2-litre diesel is a little bit parched, it makes the Nissan a wonderful tow auto.