Startup Profile: Cars Under 3000

  • A family-run business based in Rayleigh in Essex that has been selling used vehicles for many years
  • They have a team full of experienced tradespeople in the car market
  • They have friendly staff that are always happy to give help and advice


Cars Under £3000


About Cars Under 3000

Based in Rayleigh in Essex, Cars Under 3000 is a family-run business that has been providing a quality service for many years. They understand the car market and have taken the approach of making the purchase of a used car as easy as possible for buyers. 

The business’s aim is to encourage customers to think of Cars Under 3000 when they need to buy a used car, and to return time and time again for their motoring needs. 

The team is made up of experienced staff that have sold thousands of cars between them. They understand the needs of their customers and what they will be looking for in a used car. 


How does it work? 

It’s all very simple – Cars Under 3000 makes it easy for someone to purchase a quality used car. The easy-to-use search feature on the website makes it a straightforward process to whittle down the business’s currently available vehicle stock by the parameters of make, model, and maximum price. 


Car details

There are typically hundreds of cars on the premises of Cars Under 3000 at any one time, with prices ranging from about £1,000 up to £10,000. There is a detailed listing of each car on their website that includes all of the car features together with the milage. 

The listing also includes a range of photos detailing every angle of the car inside and out. As part of the listing, there are options to book a test drive, part-exchange, or arrange a call back to discuss the vehicle. 


Welcoming feedback

As part of Cars Under 3000’s desire to be as helpful and honest as possible, the business actively seeks feedback from its customers. The company has made this easy to do by giving links to its pages on Trustpilot and AutoTrader, where ratings and reviews can be found. 

The current average score out of five for Cars Under 3000 on both review platforms is 4.9. 



Part-exchange options

Some customers want to sell their old car while buying a new one. This can take time, especially if they are in a hurry. 

Cars Under 3000 offers a part-exchange scheme that allows customers to bring in their old car and have it valued by a member of the experienced team. They will then give the customer a fair trade-in price that will go towards the cost of their new car. 

The process is also simple, with a form on the website, or customers can call a number to talk to one of the team. 


Finance options

As part of its services, Cars Under 3000 offers a finance option to those that want to spread the payments for their vehicle. This process is made as easy as possible, with the would-be applicant simply needing to complete and submit an online form. 

Cars Under 3000 has developed relationships with many specialist motor finance companies. The business is also authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for peace of mind. Cars Under 3000 is committed to delivering the best result even for those that have a poor credit rating. 


Cash prize draw

As a special bonus, Cars Under 3000 gives away £500 to one lucky customer every month. They have pictures of previous customers on their website that show the preceding few months’ winners. 



As a basic cover, Cars Under 3000 offers a free three-month engine and gearbox mechanical failure warranty. This is included unless otherwise stated. The cover is based on a 50/50 percent customer contribution. 

For those customers that want an extended warranty, the company offers additional cover for a fee. These warranties include: 

  • Bronze – Parts, labour and VAT. The policy can run for three months up to four years depending on the customer’s needs. There is also optional cover for turbo chargers. 
  • Silver – This includes all of the benefits of Bronze but also includes other benefits such as extended parts cover, and additional cover for ABS, A/C and four-wheel drive. 
  • Gold – Gold has the same benefits as the Silver, plus cover for all mechanical and electrical parts.
  • Platinum – Together with all of the benefits of Gold, this plan includes cover for in-car entertainment, multimedia and wear and tear. 

These are just some of the benefits that each plan offers; it is there for peace of mind for those customers who want additional protection.