Best Used Cars Under £10,000

28th Jul 2021

By Paige Hodgkinson

Used Cars Under £10,000

Just because you have a budget when it comes to buying a used car, doesn't mean you don't have plenty of choice. It may surprise you just how much choice you have from hot hatchbacks to large 7-seater family cars.

You many not have a particular vehicle size in mind, but are more bothered about the safety rating or are interested in purchasing a hybrid car.

No matter on the style or size of car we're sure you'll find your ideal vehicle in our extensive collection. To make your search easier we have compiled several articles, which list multiple cars that are available for under £10,000.

Best Used Hot Hatchbacks Under £10,000

Ford Focus and Peugeot 208

Many Brits will find it hard to deny they enjoy the thrill of a hot hatchback. You get the same levels of practicality as you would with the regular hatchback model, but with added performance, enhanced specification and tonnes of fun.

There's plenty of examples available within a tighter budget, you could even get behind the wheel of some popular models like the Focus ST and Golf GTI. These cars have the ability to put a big smile on your face down a back road with the kids in the back, as well as swallow the weekly shop.

Along with potent engines and naughty exhaust notes, hot hatches look the part. It doesn't matter which era the speedy hatch is from, they certainly look and sound cool.

Best Used Hot Hatchbacks Under £10,000

Safest Used Cars Under £10,000

Volvo V40

Many drivers take the safety ratings of cars very seriously, and rightfully so. Whether you spend most of the time in the car on your own or are found constantly ferrying around the children, the drive is much more enjoyable when you and your passengers feel safe.

Crash test experts at Euro NCAP rate the cars they test out of five stars, with those being awarded five stars listed as the safest.

This article lists various cars that are considered some of the safest on the market and also states how they scored on adult occupant protection, child occupant protection and safety assist features.

Safest Used Cars Under £10,000

Best Used Sports Cars Under £10,000


Sports cars may not be the most practical style of car, but they are right up there with the most fun and engaging.

You normally have the choice between a coupé or a convertible when it comes to sports cars and often you'll find there are some fantastic engines on offer.

It may be a shock at what's available for under £10,000 but you can even expect models from premium manufacturers such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Best Used Sports Cars Under £10,000

Best Used Family Cars Under £10,000

Kia Sportage

The term 'family' is one that varies considerably from household-to-household. It may be referring to a young couple with a new-born or a married couple with four or more children.

Fortunately, there are various types of cars to cater for different families and this blog highlights 10 cars, including superminis, hatchbacks, estates, SUVs and MPVs that are more family-focussed.

The best part is, all these cars can be obtained for under the £10,000 budget; great news for parents who have plenty of outgoings before considering buying a car.

Best Used Family Cars Under £10,000

Best Used 7-Seater Cars Under £10,000

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Spaciousness and comfort are the key factors of a large 7-seater car.

You're usually limited to a choice of an SUV or an MPV if you require seven seats, but these family cars are often well-equipped in terms of technology; ensuring you get plenty of kit for your £10,000.

A great thing about 7-seater cars is that they often come with the option of removing the two rearmost seats, meaning if you're not always at full occupant capacity, you'll get plenty of storage space for luggage or cumbersome items.

Best Used 7-Seater Cars Under £10,000

Find your perfect used car for under £10,000 at Evans Halshaw

You were wrong if you thought you'd have a limited choice of used cars with a budget of £10,000. No matter what type of car you're looking for, there are plenty of examples available at this price-point.

Take a look though any of the above guides to help you decide on your perfect vehicle or you can explore our extensive used car collection to see what we currently have available for under £10,000.