You might be finding ways of sorting out your daily commuting problems but can’t figure out how? Here is a solution. Do you know that for less than US$ 1000 you can buy yourself a nice, fun, and economical car that will ease your daily commuting hassles?
In this article, we will walk you through the 5 Most Popular Used Cars that can be purchased for US$1000 or less. Please read on.
Toyota Vitz ($700~)
The Toyota Vitz is a nice stylish small car that is so useful for commuting within congested city roads. The front passengers of the Vitz get comfortable seats, with ample leg and headroom, while the rear passengers are short of space especially when there are three occupants. The interior of the Vitz features a center-mounted instrument cluster and several storage areas including a glove box, a leaded center bin, cup holders, door pockets, and front-seat pockets. The Vitz offers 264-liters of cargo space with seats up and 728-liters with seats folded.
The early Vitz models came with 4-cylinder 1.0-liter engines which were later replaced by several other engines with the latest being the 109 HP 1.5-liter (1NZ-FE) with a fuel economy of 23KM/L.
The Vitz is a three or five-door five-passenger hatchback that is exuberant, with an aerodynamic appearance, with a roof spoiler at the top of the back door.
Standard safety features of the Vitz include Anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control, front side airbags, and roll-sensing side-curtain bags.
Honda Fit ($700~)
The Honda Fit is a spacious, practical, and fun to drive car. The Fit’s seats are comfortable, both front and rear passengers have great legroom and headroom. The Fit’s Magic Seat is its biggest selling point as it folds flat by the lift of a single lever and pushing the seat forward, without the need to remove rear headrests. This helps expand the low and easy-to-load cargo floor from 583-liters of cargo space to 1622-liters. Additionally, you also get extra storage areas such as the two glove compartments, cup holders, and other storage compartments from the center console to the dashboard and doors.
The Fit comes with a four-speaker stereo with aux input, navigation, and a USB port, and the cabin is equipped with some air conditioning.
Under the hood, the Fit is fitted with a 117 HP 1.5-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine, with an average fuel economy of 13.39 KM/L.
Standard safety features on the Fit include Anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability control, and traction control, with the latter two being optional.
Toyota Ractis ($700~)
The Toyota Ractis is a five-door five-seater mini MPV that is well designed. The Ractis has a spacious interior with a high roof that provides great headroom for the passengers, with the front passengers enjoying much superior legroom than the rear. The Ractis features elevated seats that offer excellent outward visibility for all passengers. The Ractis is a five-passenger car that can comfortably accommodate 5 medium-built adults or 4 large adults.
The Ractis has several storage options, such as cup and bottle holders, door pockets, front seat pockets, a tray under the dashboard, a glovebox, and a deep bin between the front seats. The Ractis has a 429-liter boot that can be extended by folding the rear seats.
Under the hood, the Ractis comes with two engine options, the 86 HP 1.3-liter and 109 HP 1.5 petrol engines with a fuel economy of 18.2 KM/L and 15.2 KM/L respectively.
Toyota Raum ($900~)
The Toyota Raum as its German name implies is a spacious car offering passengers plenty of interior room. The Raum offers enough leg and headroom more than you can ask for, with the option of folding the front seat and using it to support the leg of a rear seating passenger. It also comes with rear electric sliding doors and conventionally opening front doors. The rear seats can slide back and forth to extend cargo or legroom, but can also fold flat creating maximum luggage space.
The Raum is fitted with a 109 HP 1.5-liter petrol engine that has an average fuel economy of 15 KM/L.
Standard safety features of the Raum include airbags, an anti-lock braking system, and traction control.
Honda Step WGN ($800~)
The Honda Stepwgn is a mid-sized MPV that features attractive and bold styling with large rear sliding doors, and ample cabin space. The Stepwgn’s boxy exterior styling is like that for a reason. It rewards its occupants with a class-leading interior space. The front-row seats are comfortable with enough legroom and headroom just like the mid-row captain seats and the rest of the rear seats. To access the third-row is easy, you can opt to negotiate through the narrow corridor, or slide the mid-row seats forward to access them via the large sliding doors.
At the rear, you find the magic Waku Waku tailgate that opens in 2 ways.
The Stepwgn is powered by either a 220 HP 2.0-liter or a 206 HP 2.4-liter petrol engine with an average fuel economy of 11 KM/L and 12.82 KM/L respectively.
Conclusion: Make that choice, BE FORWARD is here to serve.
We have taken a look at a few cars that are available for less than US$1000, and it’s without a doubt that they are all great cars that speak for their respective self. These cars are on our roads and performing, they don’t need an introduction. Opting for any of these will be a great decision in sorting out your daily commuting activities and for those family day-outs.
When you are ready, we at BE FORWARD will be proud to serve you.
Written by: Samuel H. Mponezya