WITH fuel prices at an all-time high, finding a cheap second-hand car is as important as ever for some struggling Brits.
Sun Motors has put together five models that are widely available online, which are under 10 years old with less than 100,000 miles on the clock.
1. Ford Ka
The egg-shaped wonder was once famously owned by Wayne Rooney back in his Everton days – the first time around, of course.
There’s a plethora of Ka cars available for under £1,000 on marketplace sites like AutoTrader – some as cheap as £500 with around 50,000 mileage.
2. Fiat Punto
A slight warning here: you may need to be a bit more wary of reliability issues with Fiats, with the Italian manufacturer recently being named the worst car brand for owner satisfaction.
However, there are quite a few examples of the Grande Punto and Punto Evo for sale under £1,000 online – some with a full MOT history for peace of mind.
3. Peugeot 207
It’s more difficult to find a decent 207 on sale for under a grand, but not impossible – especially, if you’re comfortable with haggling down prices from good £1,300 examples.
The popular superminis are practical and stylish – perfect if you’re looking for a runaround.
4. Renault Clio
Why not buy a Clio just in time for Thierry Henry’s comeback of Va Va Voom adverts?
There are a handful of these French fancies around – with a 2008 model with around 70,000 miles on the clock available for £1,000.
5. Vauxhall Corsa
So we may have cheated a little with including the Vauxhall Corsa, but nothing some good haggling couldn’t solve.
Decent examples are listed from £1,300 online, and the shear number of them for sale works in your favour when bargaining.
Before you buy a used motor, make sure you check out the ultimate buying guide put together by AA Cars for Sun Motors.