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Total cash price £4,980. Borrowing £4,482.00 with a £498.00 deposit at a representative APR of 11.4%.

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Delivery to your door

We offer delivery of our used car models in Essex. Please contact us on the numbers at the bottom of the page to arrange this – we use a handful of certified drivers and may even be able to have the vehicle delivered the very same day! Delivery is an additional cost on top of purchase price.

Part Exchanges

Great prices for your Part Exchange

We are happy to accept part exchange on vehicle purchases, all we need is the full registration and mileage of your current car to be able to give you an approximate valuations. Of course this valuation can vary slightly due to condition of the vehicle when we see it, so the more transparently you can describe the car the more accurate our quote can be over the phone. Alternatively, just come down and see us for a price. This can often be a little more straight forward.

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Book your test-drive online

You can call us on the numbers at the bottom of the page and you can place a fully refundable £100 deposit on the vehicle which secures it and takes it off sale until you are ready to come and view the car.

**Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic our test drives are restricted to the boundaries of the car park out the front of our site.**

Easy to reach

Two sites in central Essex

We have 2 sites both very close to each other – Our original forecourt is on the Rear of Brookside off of London Road, Rayleigh, SS6 9ES (Behind the carwash and next to Swallow Aquatics). This site holds 100+ cars in stock. Our second site and offices are located on the old Gables Garage estate across the roundabout, SS6 9EY (opposite the Carpenters Arms pub. This site holds approximately 25-30 cars. Both our sites are located in Rayleigh, Essex. We are just off of the A13/A127 and roughly 5 minutes from the A12. We offer fantastic used cars to the people of Essex.

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Welcome to Cars Under £3000

Cars Under 3000 is a family run business in Rayleigh! Our aim is to provide a first class service at an affordable cost, and we don’t believe anybody does it quite like us..

We know buying a used car in Essex isn’t always easy. And so our aim is to make the process as simple and enjoyable as we possibly can. We don’t just want you to come once and leave with a car you’re satisfied with. We want to build a relationship, that brings you back time and time again for all your motoring needs..

Whatever used car in Essex you’re after, big, small, 7 seats or convertible.. petrol, diesel, first time car or a transit van for work. Give us a chance to put you in the right vehicle, and for the right price..

Our team is down to earth, friendly and experienced. We’ve sold thousands and thousands of cars between us and we’re confident that by now we know exactly what you’re after. So what are you waiting for, whether you are looking to find and purchase, or sell your car, give us a call today, or feel free to come and see us for a chat over a coffee or cold refreshment!

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

The Cars Under 3000 team!