What's the best used car for under a £1000?

I'm looking for a used car and have £1000 to spend. I want something with a bit of power, motorways at weekends and city driving during week, any suggestions?

Asked on 2 March 2018 by Gary Phillips

Answered by Honest John
Nothing for under £1000 is guaranteed to be problem free or to stay that way, so best to look for something like a Ford that can be repaired reasonably cheaply. If it it was me and I could get one for the money, I'd go for a Honda Civic 2.0 Type S from 2003/2004. It's like a 4-door Civic Type R with the engine detuned to 160PS.
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