Top 10 Bargain first cars for under £3000

Top 10 Bargain first cars for under £3000

So you have taken your driving test, proved to your driving test examiner your clearly an exemplary driver and more than deservingly you have now passed your driving test!

Now that you have passed and you’ve taken the customary photo of the L Plates being ripped in two, you’ve suddenly thought of 1001 reasons why you need to get yourself a car pronto and after all, there is no better time than now to seize the moment and get on the road.

For £3,000 or less there are some great purchases out there especially if you’re looking for a reliable, low mileage car which has great fuel efficiency with a low insurance group- the ideal first car if your not planning to become a boy or girl racer. Naturally you’ll want to make sure you get the best value for money without sacrificing on quality or comfort so we are here to help.

Remember, put your bargaining hat firmly on because when it comes to getting a good deal if you don’t ask, you don’t get! If sellers are unwilling to move on the price, look to see what else they can do, usually road tax or a tank of fuel are examples of extra’s you can negotiate on.

The following cars are based on a nationwide search and will give you a good starting point of what you can expect to realistically buy.

If the thought of buying a car is a daunting one, it is always wise to take someone with you who is knowledgeable about cars to help you get the best deal on the best car!

Always remember, when buying from a car dealer, you have certain rights which offer you better protection which do not apply when buying privately. Therefore if there is a great deal to be had privately it is vital you do your homework before parting with your money, it will certainly pay off in the long term.

Some of the most popular sites to start your car search include:

Just to mention, this article reflects my own independent view & research and I have not been paid or rewarded to advertise or mention any of the below cars.

The best examples of our top 10 first cars for under £3,000

#102009 Peugeot 207 1.4 Verve 5 door manual (£3,000)

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  • 40,070 miles
  • Franchise Dealer
  • 3 owners
  • Trip computer
  • Service interval indicator
  • Remote headlamp adjustment from fascia
  • PAS – speed related
  • Oil level indicator
  • Lights on warning
  • Economy mode
  • Drivers seat belt indicator light
  • Digital odometer/trip meter
  • Bluetooth hands free telephone kit, Stereo radio/CD player
  • Digital display separate from stereo unit, Audio remote control in steering column
  • 6 speakers
  • Tinted glass
  • Heated rear window with timer
  • Front fog lights
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Electric operated/heated door mirrors
  • Electric front windows + drivers one touch
  • Double optic headlights

Contact Seller:

Tel: (01228) 899466
Carlisle Ford, Wakefield Road, Kingstown Industrial Estate, Carlisle, CA3 0HE

For most up to date price visit www.ArnoldClark.com before calling.

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#9. Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 ACTIVE 8V 5d 77 BHP manual (£3,000)

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  • 33,497 miles
  • Metallic Paint
  • Power Steering
  • Air Conditioning
  • Front Foglights
  • 3 months warranty
  • 12 months MOT
  • Full service history
  • Black Cloth interior
  • Free 12 months RAC breakdown and home start cover
  • RAC Approved dealer

Contact Seller:

Tel: (01389) 752133 or (07738) 449348
E. A. McCarroll, 252 Main Street, Bonhill, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, G83 9HR

For most up to date price visit www.mynextcar.uk.com before calling

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#8. 2007 Renault Clio 1.2 16v Expression 5dr manual (£2,995)

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  • 22,000 miles
  • Clean bodywork
  • Interior – Clean Condition
  • Tyre condition Good
  • 2X15W RDS Radio CD w. Fingertip Control
  • Alarm
  • Computer (Driver Information System)
  • Electric Front Windows
  • Tinted Windows

Contact Seller:

Tel: (01926) 267745 or (07441) 910616
Wedgnock Car Sales, Cape Road, Warwick,Warwickshire, CV34 5DJ

For most up to date price visit www.wedgnockcarsales.co.uk before calling

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#7. 2008 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 i 16v SXi 3 door manual (£3,000)

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  • 56,674 Miles
  • Ex-motability vehicle so well looked after
  • Full Service History
  • MOT to 27/11/16 with no advisories
  • 2 keys
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Radio, CD, Mp3 Playback
  • Electrically Operated Front Windows with Safety Auto-reverse and One-Touch Facility
  • Electric door mirrors
  • Remote central locking
  • Power steering
  • Tinted Glass
  • Airbags
  • 2 tone interior
  • Cupholders
  • Isofix.
  • Hpi Clear

Contact Seller:

Tel: (0161) 937 7142
Broadway Cars, 124 Higginshaw Road, OldhamLancashireOL1 3JY.

For most up to date price visit www.broadwaycarsales.co.uk before calling.

 

 

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#6. 2008 Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec Climate 3 door manual (£2,790)

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  • 32,646 miles
  • 1 lady owner from new
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear Parking Distance Sensor
  • Next MOT due 09/12/2016
  • Excellent bodywork
  • Interior – Excellent Condition
  • Tyre condition Good
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels (15in)
  • Computer
  • Electric Windows (Front)
  • In Car Entertainment (Radio/CD)
  • Free service for the new keeper

Contact Seller:

Tel: (01625) 859055 or (07921) 803169

Total Automobiles, Clumber Road, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1NS

For most up to date price visit www.totalautomobiles.co.uk before calling

 

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#5. 2010 Renault Twingo 1.2 Expression 3 door Manual (£3000)

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  • Only 11,000 miles
  • Full Renault man dealer service history – Services @ 6483, 10041, 10876, 11359 (Just Completed)
  • MOT to 12/05/2017 (No Advisories)
  • ECO 50+ Mpg
  • Low Insurance
  • Electric Windows
  • CD/ MP3/ Aux Radio Stereo System with Audio Remote Control
  • Remote Control Central Locking with Factory Fitted Alarm & Immobilizer
  • Multi Airbags
  • Power Assisted Steering
  • Rear Load Cover
  • Spare Remote Key Fob & Handbook Pack

Contact Seller:

Tel: (0800) 9997099 or (07976) 425226
Prestwood Garage, Bridgnorth Road, Wollaston, Stourbridge,West MidlandsDY8 3PY.

For most up to date price visit www.prestwoodgarage.com before calling.

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#4. 2008 Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i + 3 door (£3,000)

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  • 34,000 miles
  • 1 lady owner
  • Full dealership history
  • 12 months MOT
  • Alloy wheels
  • Good body work
  • Interior good condition
  • In car entertainment (radio/ cd)
  • Electric windows

Contact Seller:

Tel: (01772) 617744 or (07779) 976590
West Lancs Motors, 285 Liverpool Rd, Preston PR4 5QD

For most up to date price visit www.westlancsmotors.co.uk before calling

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#3. 2009 Fiat 500 1.2 Pop 3 door manual (£2,950)

  • 57,000 miles
  • Service History + Bills & Receipts
  • Radio with CD and MP3 Player
  • Only £30 annual road tax

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Tel: (07858) 966629 (Trade seller)
1 Blackhorse Road  Surrey Quays SE8 5HY
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#2. 2008 Hyundai Getz 1.1 CDX 5 door (£3,000)

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  • 10,176 miles
  • 3 Owners from New
  • Service History
  • Low tax / Insurance
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Radio + CD Player
  • ABS Brakes
  • Drivers and Passengers Airbag
  • Electric Mirrors
  • Power Assisted Steering
  • Central Locking – Remote
  • Electric Windows
  • High level brake light
  • Colour Coded Mirrors
  • Colour Coded Bumpers
  • Immobiliser

Contact Seller:

Tel: (01274) 506842
Colin Appleyard – Various locations: www.colinappleyard.com/contact

For most up to date price visit www.colinappleyard.com before calling

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#1. 2010 Volkswagen Fox 1.4 Urban 3 door manual (£3,000)

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  • Only 22,551 miles
  • Full Service History
  • One former keeper
  • MOT Jan 2017
  • Hpi Clear
  • Electric Windows (Front)
  • In Car Entertainment (Radio/CD)
  • Airbags

Contact Seller:

Tel: 01924 495045
White Cottage Car Centre, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 0BS.

For most up to date price visit www.whitecottagecarcentre.co.uk before calling

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