Below we've compiled a seven-strong, three-figure option that covers hatchbacks, MPVs, crossovers as well as allsorts, verifying that the second-hand auto market could offer you with almost any kind of type of drive at virtually any kind of kind of cost.
For example, a 3.2-litre V8-engined Jaguar XJ8 from the late nineties - initially valued at ₤ 36,405 - could now be had for less than a grand, not least due to the fact that it's approaching its 20th birthday.
A 2005 Nissan X-Trail meanwhile has also sunk listed below the four-figure mark, however at 12 years old it still has years of reliable service ahead of it.
There are risks obviously. Corrosion, mileage as well as upkeep are all points to be wary of, however with a thorough assessment as well as a bit of persistence there's no factor you will not stumble upon a genuine, affordable as chips star.
Whether you want a high-end trip or easy functionality, this checklist has everything. As well as at less than ₤ 1,000, each and every single one is quite a half-price hero.
Cheap Cars Under 1000
Volkswagen Passat 1.8 T SE (2002/02 reg, 100k miles).
Rate new: ₤ 17,590.
Now: ₤ 785.
Engine: 1.8-litre 4cyl, 150bhp.
Economy: 34.0 mpg.
CO2/tax: 199g/km/ ₤ 270.
Euro NCAP: 4 stars (2001 ).
Barroom cars and trucks are falling out of favour in the new car market, and that has a favourable impact on their used price. The Volkswagen Passat is stylish, and while you need to once again put background before gas mileage covered, you can discover automobiles with fewer compared to 100,000 miles on the clock at this cost point.
The VW Team's five-valve-per-cylinder 1.8-litre turbo engine is more than adequate, and SE designs feature equipment such as a CD player, heated seats and environment control.
Ford SportKa SE (2004/04 reg, 80k miles).
Price new: ₤ 11,195.
Currently: ₤ 800.
Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl, 94bhp.
Economy: 37.2 mpg.
CO2/tax: 182g/km/ ₤ 230.
Euro NCAP: 3 celebrities (2000 ).
Ford has a flair of generating sweet-handling little autos, and also the original Ka is no exception. The front runner SportKa has a modest 94bhp 1.6-litre petroleum engine, however the crisp five-speed transmission as well as lightweight building guarantee this is sufficient power, as well as the vibrant handling is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Kas are notorious for corrosion, so ignore any type of model with gurgling paintwork, especially around the gas filler. We located a 2004 car with 80,000 miles, and this SE variation includes natural leather, air-con and a CD player.
Jaguar XJ8 3.2 (1998/R reg, 131k miles).
Price brand-new: ₤ 36,405.
Now: ₤ 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 car is something of a punt, since running expenses will be as high as they were when the auto was brand-new. Yet there are some deal Buzz XJ8s out there, and while its 3.2-litre V8 wasn't the raciest, its smooth power shipment befits a high-end cars and truck.
If you're considering any kind of pre-2000 instance, timing chain tensioners, hesitant transmission shifts as well as corrosion are all signs of inadequate maintenance, so an instance like the one we found, with a complete history, is worth exploring.
Toyota Celica 1.8 VV-Ti (140) (2001/Y reg, 93k miles).
Rate brand-new: ₤ 16,980.
Now: ₤ 950.
Engine: 1.8-litre 4cyl, 140bhp.
Economic situation: 36.7 mpg.
CO2/tax: 185g/km/ ₤ 230.
Euro NCAP: N/A.
The Toyota Celica was a rallying tale, yet by the time the 7th as well as last T230-generation variation got here in 1999, it had actually transformeded into a trendy coupé. The wedge-shaped looks were created to attract younger customers, and the straight sides certainly assisted it to stand apart.
Yet there was more to the Celica than sharp style. Toyota likewise cut the automobile's weight to improve handling, and also power originated from a rev-happy 1.8-litre gasoline engine with either 140bhp or 189bhp. What's more, this potential future classic likewise guarantees near-bulletproof reliability.
MINI Cooper 1.6 (2001/51-reg, 115k miles).
Cost brand-new: ₤ 11,600.
Now: ₤ 995.
Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl, 116bhp.
Economy: 42.2 mpg.
CO2/tax: 163g/km/ ₤ 185.
Euro NCAP: 4 stars (2002 ).
Couple of vehicles combine the MINI's mix of abilities. Its retro-modern looks, compact measurements, enjoyable handling and also stylish cabin set new requirements in the supermini class when the design arrived at the beginning of the millennium, as well as it's a formula that MINI keeps to now.
The very first BMW-era MINIs are surrounding their 20th wedding anniversary, and also currently could be the time to bag a bargain, prior to the vehicle ends up in the realms of modern-day timeless region. There are still plenty to choose from at this age, but it's much better to locate one with a complete history to confirm it has been cared for, as opposed to simply go with the one with the most affordable mileage.
While the supercharged Cooper S is the most desirable MINI Mk1, you'll have equally as much enjoyable in the conventional Cooper. The 2001 model we found had covered a reasonably reduced 7,000 miles each year, and also the complete history put it ahead of similar instances.
Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Club (2005/55-reg, 120k miles).
Cost new: ₤ 15,195.
Now: ₤ 995.
Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl, 103bhp.
Economic climate: 38.7 mpg.
CO2/tax: 175g/km/ ₤ 210.
Euro NCAP: 5 celebrities (2005 ).
If you've obtained a big family, the vehicle you buy have to provide the maximum room, but these days you could also obtain a respectable seven-seater for less than a grand. The Vauxhall Zafira Mk2 is now hitting rock bottom on the used market, and while ₤ 1,000 just buys you a fundamental Club model powered by a 103bhp petrol engine, it still has seven fairly roomy seats.
Vauxhall's Flex 7 seatsing plan was so excellent that it was carried over unmodified to the present Zafira Tourer, however do make certain the device works in any kind of vehicle you're checking out before you part with your cash-- the seats must fold to leave a completely flat flooring.
Nissan X-Trail 2.2 dCi Sporting activity (2004/04 reg, 120k miles).
Cost brand-new: ₤ 19,995.
Now: ₤ 995.
Engine: 2.2-litre 4cyl, 136bhp.
Economy: 39.2 mpg.
CO2/tax: 190g/km/ ₤ 270.
Euro NCAP: 4 celebrities (2002 ).
While the pattern for crossovers has actually seen the X-Trail Mk3 develop into a soft-roader, the original was an authentic 4x4. With 4x4 on the majority of designs, it had more off-road ability compared to many proprietors would certainly ever before require, and it was extra sizable compared to a Qashqai, also.
Mk1 X-Trails have actually dipped listed below ₤ 1k, however also these feature environment control, electrical windows and mirrors and also central locking. Sporting activity designs included a sunroof as well as six-disc CD changer, and also while the torquey 2.2-litre diesel is a little bit parched, it makes the Nissan an excellent tow auto.