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The best used cars for £300 per month

The best used cars for £300 per month

Steve Shields

Steve Shields

  • 19 June, 2019
  • 4 min read

If you’ve set yourself a budget of £300 per month, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the used market, especially when it comes to more premium cars. Here are our top cars available for less than £300 per month with just a £300 deposit on PCP*.

Audi A3

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For less than £300 per month, you could drive away in one of the latest A3’s, which has an elegantly designed cabin and minimalist dashboard, complete with pop-up infotainment screen. A good range of engines are available; diesels are more common, though there are petrol engines available, including a turbocharged 1.0 litre that delivers impressive performance for an engine of its size.

Click here to see our range of used Audi A3s for less than £300 per month.

BMW 1 Series

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The 1 Series is unique in that it’s rear-wheel drive, so it offers a much more refined driving experience. A varied range of trims and engines are available in the £300 per month budget, from the highly efficient 116d (up to 83mpg) to the very quick 125d (218bhp, 0-60 in 6.5 seconds). Petrol engines are also available, like the 118i which can do 0-60 in a reasonable 8.5 seconds.

Click here to see our range of used BMW 1 Series for less than £300 per month.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The A-Class is one of the UK’s best-selling cars and is popular with company car drivers. Whether you’re looking for something that’s efficient, sporty or hi-spec, you’re bound to find one within the £300 per month budget.

Click here to see our range of used Mercedes-Benz A-Class for less than £300 per month

Volkswagen Golf

The current Golf comes with the latest tech, like touch screen infotainment and adaptive cruise control. You can expect to find many kinds of trims and engines within the £300 budget, including the fast, diesel-powered GTD. Engines comprise the same 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine as the Audi A3 and a few diesel engines too.

Click here to see our range of used VW Golfs for less than £300 per month

Kia Sportage

What makes Kias most appealing is their market-leading 7-year warranty from new. Many used examples within the £300 per month budget still have plenty of warranty left on them, which is good for peace of mind. The Sportage offers a roomy cabin and boot, along with plenty of gadgets like dual climate control and rear parking camera. Despite its size, the Sportage is also very economical, with the diesel powered models capable of around 50mpg.

Click here to see our range of used Kia Sportage for less than £300 per month

Nissan Qashqai

The popular Nissan Qashqai offers excellent value for money, with plenty of features no matter what trim you buy, like cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity. The most exciting features being the 360 degree parking camera and park assist, which parks the car for you into a bay or parallel park.

Click here to see our range of used Nissan Qashqais for less than £300 per month.

Ford Kuga

The versatile Ford Kuga is ideal for caravan towing, with many used examples coming with 4-wheel drive and powerful diesel engines. They can be found with some nifty features, like keyless entry and a powered tailgate that can open by sweeping your foot underneath.

Click here to see our range of used Ford Kugas for less than £300 per month

*About PCPs

Personal contract plans, or PCPs for short, have become more and more popular with car buyers, both used and new, as it enables them to get a better car for less per month than a hire purchase plan.

New car deals often tempt you in with “special offers” that get you into a brand new car for an attractive monthly cost. The catch is you have to pay a large sum up front, usually at least £2,000, and you’re also very limited on how many miles you can do each year. At the end of the agreement, you may find yourself not being able to pay the same amount up front, so would have to settle for a lesser car, or take out a loan to pay off the balloon payment and keep the car.

At CarShop, we’re very transparent when it comes to finance. Our finance examples are for a 4 year term, all take into account a £300 deposit, which is the minimum we require, and the average annual mileage of 8,000. Of course, these can be customised depending on your individual circumstances, which will affect the monthly payments.

Steve Shields


Steve Shields

Social Media Executive for CarShop