What Used Cars Can You Buy for Under $1,000?

1997 Ford Escort
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1997 Ford Escort

Selling Price: $480 (Details Below)

Escorts have been known to travel much farther than the claimed 132,825 miles showing on this car’s odometer. The picture promoting the sale of this car, however, shows a dented door. No one, though, should expect perfection in a 20-year-old, $480 car.

As for buying a car like this for an inexperienced teen driver, safety experts suggest avoiding cars that don’t have a full complement of airbags and electronic stability control, neither of which any ’97 Escort has.

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