Cars Best cars for under £3,000

17:57  19 april  2017
17:57  19 april  2017 Source:   Auto Express

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Some of the best first cars for under £ 3 , 000 include: VW Fox The stylish Fox from 2006 is in insurance group 1. We found models with reasonably good mileage for around £2,300. For just under £ 3 , 000 , you can easily find a 2007 registration C1 in good condition.

Best cars for under £3,000 © Auto Express Best cars for under £3,000

We discovered every single one of the following cars on sale for under £3,000, covering a range of classes designed to meet the needs of all manner of motorists. Proof, if any were needed, that cheaper options are out there for those willing to delve into the classifieds.

For example, we discovered a Ford Fiesta - the UK’s most popular car - from 2009 with a reasonable 52,000 miles on the odometer and an asking price of just £2,695.

We also came across a Mercedes SLK 200 from 2001 with only 44,700 miles on the clock for £2,999.

It goes without saying that an inspection and a test drive - especially at that kind of age - is a must, otherwise you are entering somewhat of a lottery however well a vehicle has been maintained. Generally though, the cleaner the service history, the better shape a car will be in.

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Whatever the case may be, our list of the best used cars under $ 3 , 000 pushes the envelope when it comes to taste and/or responsible spending, but it does have the upside of offering a number of very cheap - and in some cases, fun - automobiles for your consideration.

But if you’re prepared to be patient and are willing to cast your net out far enough, it’ll only be a matter of time before you land your own half-price hero. For less than £3,000, what have you got to lose?

Click Next Page to read more about our half-price heroes, which can all be bought for less than £3,000…

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec Blue Edition (2009, 52k miles) Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec Blue Edition (2009, 52k miles) Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec Blue Edition (2009, 52k miles)

The Ford Fiesta is the UK’s most popular car for a reason: it drives great, is cheap to run, is practical (though rivals are more spacious) and is well styled too. And the good thing about there being so many on the road is that they become very cheap very quickly.

After not very much digging we came across a 2008 model for £2,695, only a pinch more than a quarter of its original asking price. At 74bhp you’ll have to work the throttle hard on the motorway, but for lower-speed driving the economy figure should hold up well.

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The low end of the car market, with cars costing $ 3 , 000 or less, is loaded with cars that offer more bang for your buck. Autotrader Says. Want the best $ 3 , 000 car your money can buy?

That’s why we are here and we will help you get an idea about the best cars under ,000. All of the cars on our list are used vehicles, but they still have plenty of life in them. It’s hard to find a good used car for under ,000; ,000; $ 3 , 000 even ,000.

Price new: £10,590
Now: £2,695
Engine: 1.25-litre 4-cyl, 74bhp
Economy: 62.8mpg
Euro NCAP: 5 stars (2008)

Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R (2003/03 reg, 89k miles) Honda Civic Type R (2003/03 reg, 89k miles) Honda Civic Type R (2003/03 reg, 89k miles)

In the realm of the hot hatch, the Type R is guaranteed to set the pulse racing. Honda’s hot models deliver searing pace, and the first Civic Type R to be officially imported into the UK is a car that’s now gaining cult status.

The EP3-generation Civic was relatively small compared with rival hatchbacks, and as a result the Type R’s rev-hungry 197bhp 2.0-litre VTEC engine delivers scorching acceleration. There are still plenty of unmodified examples around, while Honda’s famous reliability should see the Type R run and run.

Price new: £15,995
Now: £2,850
Engine: 2.0-litre 4cyl, 197bhp
Economy: 31.7mpg
Euro NCAP: 4 stars (2001)

Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI GreenLine Estate (2008/08 reg, 87k miles) Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI GreenLine Estate (2008/08 reg, 87k miles) Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI GreenLine Estate (2008/08 reg, 87k miles)

There have been lots of changes to the way vehicle tax has been calculated over the years, most recently on 1 April 2017 when a new system afforded exemptions only to cars producing no CO2 at all. Luckily if your vehicle was registered before that date, it’ll benefit from the old VED calculation method for all of the years it remains on the road.

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Consumer Reprots dug through years of test data and hundreds of thousands of survey responses to create this list of the 30 best used cars under , 000 .

We raised our search ceiling to , 000 for some realistic leeway and gathered the best cars on offer within that limit. You can’t go wrong with any choice on this list. No matter the style you’re shopping for, these are the best cars on sale today for under 50 grand.

Take this Skoda Fabia Mk2. The GreenLine version emits 109g/km of CO2, so VED costs £20 per year. Even better, the Estate model has the same emissions as the hatch, making it a hugely practical car that can easily return 60mpg.

Price new: £12,690
Now: £2,995
Engine: 1.4-litre 4cyl, 80bhp
Economy: 68.9mpg
Euro NCAP: 4 stars (hatch, 2007)

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Visia (2007/57 reg, 110k miles) Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Visia (2007/57 reg, 110k miles) Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Visia (2007/57 reg, 110k miles)

The Qashqai Mk1 set the template for the crossover class. Its off-roader-style looks combined with family car dimensions and running gear set the template for the class, and a decade later no car maker is complete without offering a similar crossover in its line-up.

Compared with newer versions, the Mk1 is a bit small – it was designed to replace the Almera hatch and larger Primera – but you still get plenty for your cash. Visia models have sat-nav, air-con and auto lights and wipers, while front-wheel drive helps keep running costs down.

Price new: £13,499
Now: £2,990
Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl, 113bhp
Economy: 42.2mpg
Euro NCAP: 5 stars (2007)

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Where to Buy a Reliable Used Car for Under , 000 . If you are able to pay for your car with cash, you may be better off purchasing from a private seller rather than a used car lot. What Are Some of the Best Used Cars You Can Find for Under , 000 ?

Mazda 5

Mazda 5 1.8 TS2 (2008, 29k miles) Mazda 5 1.8 TS2 (2008, 29k miles) Mazda 5 1.8 TS2 (2008, 29k miles)

There aren’t many people carriers that handle quite as well as the Mazda 5, and with sliding doors and copious amounts of space, it’s also incredibly practical. Sure, the economy could be better, but that’s always going to be the case when you’re driving a car with a whole family weighing it down.

For £2,999, we uncovered a 2008 model that has done just 29,000 miles: or just over 3,000 miles for every year of its life, if you prefer. The Euro NCAP rating of 5 stars (for passengers, that’s not an overall rating) will ensure that occupants are well protected in the event of a collision.

Price new: £15,125
Now: £2,999
Engine: 1.8-litre 4-cyl, 114bhp
Economy: 37.7mpg
Euro NCAP: 5 stars (2005)

Mercedes SLK 200

Mercedes-Benz SLK 2.0 SLK 200 Kompressor 2dr (2001, 45k miles) Mercedes-Benz SLK 2.0 SLK 200 Kompressor 2dr (2001, 45k miles) Mercedes-Benz SLK 2.0 SLK 200 Kompressor 2dr (2001, 45k miles)

As far as convertibles go, the Mercedes SLK has always sat at the premium end of the spectrum, at least when compared to something like the Mazda MX-5. And while the price tag tended to be this car’s downfall, the wide choice of engines and typical Merc styling have kept sales ticking over since the first incarnation arrived in 1996.

Now that some of the earlier models have aged a little (okay, a lot), the value has come down to a much more accessible level. The model we found had done 45,000 miles - not bad for a car well into its teenage years - and would be perfect for weekend thrills and the odd longer journey.

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Price new: £24,610
Now: £2,999
Engine: 2.0-litre, 163bhp
Economy: 28.5mpg
Euro NCAP: 4 stars (2002)

Peugeot 4007

Peugeot 4007 2.2 HDi SE (2007/57 reg, 95k miles) Peugeot 4007 2.2 HDi SE (2007/57 reg, 95k miles) Peugeot 4007 2.2 HDi SE (2007/57 reg, 95k miles)

The 3008 marks a new era for Peugeot crossovers, but it’s not the manufacturer’s first SUV. Peugeot launched the 4007 in 2007, and because it was a slow seller there are some great bargains to be had.

This car is from an era when there were still question marks over Peugeot’s reliability, but the 4007 (and its sister model, the Citroen C-Crosser) was a badge-engineered version of the Mitsubishi Outlander. Even better is the fact that this practical utility vehicle was available with seven seats.

Price new: £22,790 
Now: £2,999 
Engine: 2.2-litre 4cyl, 156bhp
Economy: 39.2mpg
Euro NCAP: 4 stars (Outlander, 2007)

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