Below we have actually put together a seven-strong, three-figure choice that covers hatchbacks, MPVs, crossovers and allsorts, showing that the second-hand cars and truck market can provide you with virtually any type of drive at nearly any kind of type of rate.
For example, 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 likewise sunk listed below the four-figure mark, however at 12 years of ages it still has several years of reputable solution ahead of it.
There are challenges obviously. Corrosion, gas mileage and maintenance are all things to be skeptical of, but with an extensive inspection and also a little bit of persistence there's no reason you will not come across a real, affordable as chips celebrity.
Whether you desire a luxury trip or basic functionality, this listing has everything. And at less than ₤ 1,000, every one is significantly a half-price hero.
Cars For Under 1000
Volkswagen Passat 1.8 T SE (2002/02 reg, 100k miles).
Rate brand-new: ₤ 17,590.
Now: ₤ 785.
Engine: 1.8-litre 4cyl, 150bhp.
Economic situation: 34.0 mpg.
CO2/tax: 199g/km/ ₤ 270.
Euro NCAP: 4 stars (2001 ).
Cocktail lounge autos are befalling of favour in the brand-new vehicle market, and that has a favourable influence on their pre-owned cost. The Volkswagen Passat is classy, as well as while you must once again place history prior to mileage covered, you can find cars with fewer than 100,000 miles on the clock at this cost factor.
The VW Team's five-valve-per-cylinder 1.8-litre turbo engine is greater than appropriate, and SE models showcase devices such as a CD player, warmed seats and environment control.
Ford SportKa SE (2004/04 reg, 80k miles).
Price 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 stars (2000 ).
Ford has a knack of generating sweet-handling tiny cars and trucks, and also the original Ka is no exemption. The front runner SportKa has a small 94bhp 1.6-litre petroleum engine, however the crisp five-speed gearbox as well as lightweight construction ensure this is ample power, and the lively handling is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Kas are infamous for rust, so leave any kind of model with gurgling paintwork, especially around the fuel filler. We discovered a 2004 cars and truck with 80,000 miles, and also this SE version includes natural leather, air-con and a CD player.
Jaguar XJ8 3.2 (1998/R reg, 131k miles).
Cost brand-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 high-end auto is something of a punt, due to the fact that running prices will certainly be as high as they were when the car was new. Yet there are some deal Jag XJ8s out there, and also while its 3.2-litre V8 had not been the raciest, its smooth power distribution suits a luxury auto.
If you're checking out any kind of pre-2000 instance, timing chain tensioners, reluctant transmission changes and also rust are all indications of bad maintenance, so an example like the one we found, with a full background, is worth examining.
Toyota Celica 1.8 VV-Ti (140) (2001/Y reg, 93k miles).
Rate 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 legend, but by the time the seventh as well as final T230-generation version got here in 1999, it had actually become a trendy coupé. The wedge-shaped appearances were designed to bring in younger purchasers, and the straight sides definitely helped it to stick out.
Yet there was even more to the Celica than sharp style. Toyota additionally cut the vehicle's weight to improve handling, and also power came from a rev-happy 1.8-litre petroleum engine with either 140bhp or 189bhp. Just what's more, this potential future classic likewise guarantees near-bulletproof dependability.
MINI Cooper 1.6 (2001/51-reg, 115k miles).
Cost 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 automobiles integrate the MINI's mix of abilities. Its retro-modern appearances, small dimensions, enjoyable handling as well as sophisticated cabin set brand-new standards in the supermini class when the model reached the beginning of the centuries, as well as it's a formula that MINI preserves to this day.
The very first BMW-era MINIs are surrounding their 20th anniversary, and also currently could be the moment to bag a deal, before the auto winds up in the realms of contemporary classic territory. There are still plenty to choose from at this age, however it's much better to discover one with a full service history to show it has been looked after, rather than merely select the one with the most affordable mileage.
While the supercharged Cooper S is one of the most desirable MINI Mk1, you'll have just as much enjoyable in the common Cooper. The 2001 model we found had actually covered a relatively low 7,000 miles each year, as well as the full service background placed it ahead of comparable examples.
Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Club (2005/55-reg, 120k miles).
Price new: ₤ 15,195.
Currently: ₤ 995.
Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl, 103bhp.
Economic situation: 38.7 mpg.
CO2/tax: 175g/km/ ₤ 210.
Euro NCAP: 5 stars (2005 ).
If you've obtained a large household, the auto you get should provide the maximum space, yet nowadays you can even get a decent seven-seater for less than a grand. The Vauxhall Zafira Mk2 is currently hitting rock bottom on the made use of market, as well as while ₤ 1,000 just gets you a basic Club version powered by a 103bhp petrol engine, it still has 7 fairly large seats.
Vauxhall's Flex 7 seatsing setup was so good that it was rollovered the same to the present Zafira Tourer, yet do ensure the mechanism works in any kind of cars and truck you're taking a look at before you get rid of your money-- the seats must fold up to leave a completely level flooring.
Nissan X-Trail 2.2 dCi Sporting activity (2004/04 reg, 120k miles).
Price 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 actually seen the X-Trail Mk3 become a soft-roader, the original was a genuine 4x4. With 4x4 on most versions, it had extra off-road capability compared to lots of owners would ever need, as well as it was extra spacious compared to a Qashqai, as well.
Mk1 X-Trails have actually dipped below ₤ 1k, yet also these attribute environment control, electrical windows as well as mirrors as well as central securing. Sporting activity models included a sunroof as well as six-disc CD changer, and also while the torquey 2.2-litre diesel is a little bit thirsty, it makes the Nissan an excellent tow auto.