Approved used cars under £15,000



If you’re looking to buy a second-hand car on a budget, many second-hand compact and city cars are available for a budget of around £15,000, including several premium models like the used Peugeot 208, Renault Clio, Mercedes Class 1 and Audi A1.  


Certain second-hand road cars and saloons, notably German models including the Audi A3 and Mercedes C-Class, as well as prestige French models like the DS 5 or the Peugeot 508 could also be within your budget. 


In case you’re looking for something roomier, like a used minivan, station wagon or SUV for less than £15,000, then you will be spoilt for choice at this price point and can take your pick from the wide selection available - there are endless possibilities! 


For SPOTiCAR’s recommendations on choosing a second-hand for £15,000, read on…  




In the city car category, a used Citroën C3 packed with accessories makes for a great city car and is easily within your reach on a £15,000 budget. For this price, you can get robustness, reliability and the latest on-board technologies, as is the case with either a used Vauxhall Corsa or used Ford Fiesta. 


Although rarer, you can also find used Peugeot 308 models for less than £15,000, while in the compact saloon category you can take home a used Vauxhall Astra or Ford Focus. All models in this category are excellent value for money. 


For a convertible around the £15,000 mark, you can’t go wrong with a used Volkswagen Beetle or Beetle Cabriolet. There’s nothing like the thrill of your hair whipping in the wind while enjoying a nostalgic moment! Other choices for you in this category include the used Peugeot 308 CC or Citroën E-Méhari. 


If you have your eye on a used SUV, you can find SUVs like the Vauxhall Mokka, Renault Captur or used Peugeot 2008 reselling for this price, and an entry-level model SUV from the prestigious German brand, the BMW X1 is also available for less than £15,000 and promises remarkable handling and exceptional comfort. 


If you want to choose something a bit more original, a used Volvo S60 could be just what you’re looking for and is an absolute bargain at £15,000! 


When only an MPV will do, consider the ever-popular used Citroën Picasso (now called the C4 SpaceTourer) or Vauxhall Zafira. For something more classic, the Renault Scénic or a second-hand VW Touran will fit the bill. 


With a budget of £15,000, you can usually afford a family car that can transport your large family and all their luggage without having to compromise on style, as is the case with a used Renault Kangoo or Citroën Berlingo. 


You could also be able to afford some models of electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, as-new vehicles, seven-seater vehicles and 4-wheel drive 4x4s.