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Check out these 10 used cars for under £1,000 we found this week

A week in Barbados or the chance to own one of these gems for life? Easy…

Mitsubishi FTO
  • Alfa Romeo Mito

    Alfa Romeo Mito

    Small in stature but big at heart, the Alfa Romeo Mito is one of the hot favourites in this price range. You’ll find a prime example here which, despite the 111,000-mile odometer reading, looks superb. As a first car to clear your novice mistakes with, few will have you quite as smitten.

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  • BMW E63 6 Series

    BMW E63 6 Series

    And on the complete opposite end of the spectrum is this 3.0-litre, six-cylinder-powered BMW 630i coupe. That means 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds and a limited top speed of 155. Strange to think you can become a professional outside lane hogger for such little investment, right?

  • Toyota Celica GT

    Toyota Celica GT

    This one will be a big temptation for classic Japanese car fanatics because it’s arguably the prettiest of the Celica generations. Alongside the pop-up headlights, rally-spec bonnet scoop and five-spoke alloys, you’ll be able to enjoy its naturally aspirated ‘3s-ge’ power plant through a five-speed manual. What a car for the price.

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  • Chrysler Crossfire

    Chrysler Crossfire

    The Chrysler Crossfire didn’t really get going in the UK market, probably because there was a general lack of quality put into its interior and, despite the sizeable 3.2-litre six-pot, it wasn't as fast as it should have been. And it looks... like that. But with age comes depreciation, and here’s one up for a tenner below budget. Y'know, if you really want to.

  • Mercedes-Benz C208 CLK

    Mercedes-Benz C208 CLK

    Fancy a set of heated memory seats teemed with leather upholstery? What if we also told you an entire car was thrown into the mix, too? That’s precisely what this Mercedes-Benz CLK320 offers, with its stainless steel exhaust and 17in alloys. It’s also pretty spritely for its age, with 218bhp and 228lb ft of torque sent… somewhere.

  • Peugeot 406 Coupe

    Peugeot 406 Coupe

    Now here’s a car that’ll truly set you apart from your fellow bargain hunter friends: a 25-year-old Peugeot 406 coupe. It’s aged rather well, too, proving its position as one of the marque’s greatest designs. It’s a shame Peugeot created something that looked like this, only to follow it up with things like... the 207 CC.

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI

    Volkswagen Golf GTI

    A pretty safe bet, if used car roulette (and the customary regret which follows) just isn’t your cup of tea. Reliable, fun and a proper rorty four-pot to whizz you around in a cloud of teenage fury, the fourth-generation Golf GTI is in no short supply, either. Fancy a pop at this one for a dinner date below budget?

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  • Mitsubishi FTO

    Mitsubishi FTO

    There’s not long left for you to save this limited-edition Mitsubishi FTO from… being reposted on eBay. Sure, the ad mentions a few niggles here or there, but it’s nothing a few evenings of TLC and good ol’ elbow grease won’t fix. It even has the big factory wing out back and BBS alloys at each corner, in case you need further persuasion. 

  • Ford Mondeo ST220 estate

    Ford Mondeo ST220 estate

    At the time of writing, this Ford Mondeo ST220 estate, with the customary blue finish and black alloys, is up on eBay for under a grand. It’ll likely go for much more than that by the auction’s conclusion, but we’d keep one eye on it. Just in case… 

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  • Wildcard: Fiat Cinquecento

    Fiat Cinquecento

    If your child has just passed their driving test and you’re looking for a first car, we urge you to consider this Cinquecento. And while that may have been a mockery at one point, the little yellow Fiat has turned into something of a superstar in this part of the world, thanks to a certain British Comedy show. Enjoy those bus stop rendezvous, friends.

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