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Find cars under £1,000

Find cars under £1,000

Find cars under £1,000 on shouldn’t be a problem.

Everyday private and trade sellers chose to advertise and sale cars on Post My Car for under £1,000. Brands such as Vauxhall Astra, Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Peugeot 207’s are amongst the list, all ranging from the late 90s to the mid 2000’s.  The possibilities of snatching up a good bargain is limitless.

Find Cars Under £1,000

An oldie but a goodie.

As you know Volkswagen Golf’s have always been a much-loved car for the Brit’s. It’s solid, it looks good and it’s far from a slow coach when it comes to speed. You could easily pick up a satisfactory Golf for under £1,000 and that’s why we love it.

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In case your wondering what things you need to keep an eye out for when considering a car under £1,000. We’ve put a quick guide to help you.

Things to look out for when you find cars under £1,000.

  1. Mileage

Check the mileage is the same as the buyer stated in the ad.

Sometimes sellers are known to alter the mileage on the advert to try and appeal to a wider audience. Don’t fall for the bait.

If you choose to make an appointment with the buyer, it’s worth checking the MOT certificate and service documents for consistency of mileage readings. That way you could be sure you’re not being ripped off.

  1. External condition

Nobody really enjoys riding around in a car that looks like it survived World War 1 & 2. No matter how many times you give it a wash, it still looks the same. But if you don’t mind a few dents here and there; be sure to check it’s nothing too serious. Buyers end up forking – out a fortune trying to have it repaired; only to end up spending much more then they originally paid for.

  1. Internal condition

Quite hard to tell, not even a top mechanic can spot all the problems a car has from one visit. Especially when there’s no warning lights on the control panel. Some things as little as a faulty heater or a dying alternator could be hard to detect. The best thing to do is ask the seller as much questions as possible and remember if the car looks like it’s too good to be true than the chances are it’s probably too good to be true. Leave it alone and keep looking.

  1. Outstanding Finance

Ask to see if the car has any outstanding finance. The last thing you want to do is buy a car that technically is not yours. Sounds strange but unless the finance is paid off in full the car still belongs to the lender. Don’t get caught out.

  1. Check reviews

If you find a car for under £1,000 and you aim to purchase it from a trade seller be sure to have a look at their online reviews or do a little bit of a background check before you commit yourself to it. It may just save you in the long run.

Earlier this year there were some news surrounding a trader that was selling unfit cars to customers’ and refused to give back a refund. Read the full story here 

Find cars under £1,000

When purchasing from any trade seller it’s worth asking what type of warranty comes with the car and then get them to confirm it in writing.

At Post My Car we conduct soft checks on each vehicle before it’s approved. We urge each buyer to carry out their own checks from stolen cars, outstanding finance, write offs and so on.

If you’re looking for a decent run around or something to take you from A – Z then click here to start searching. At Post My Car we are proud of the car collection of cars under £1,000 and are confident you will find something to suit your everyday needs.

Find Cars Under £1,000

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