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Find A Second Hand Car Under 5000

We understand that most people have a budget when it comes to cars, and they can be quite a substantial investment, especially if it's your first! We provide the best used cars under a £5000 budget, whether you need a new family car, a fun car for the weekends, or just an upgrade.

Are you looking to find a second hand car under £5000 in Hampshire? Our second-hand cars are incredibly reliable, and we have a wide range of models, so you'll be spoilt for choice! We are well known for our honest and no-hassle service, which is why we give all our customers a full service history log of the vehicle before sale, and will provide them with a full break down list of the car's worth.

We offer excellent value for money, ensuring your used car has substantial reliability and performance. We want to help you get the best-suited car to you, which is why we take our buyers requirements into consideration, including driving costs, engine size, handling, tax group, emissions, space, fuel economy, rating, design, body shape and seat numbers.

If you're looking for a bargain, used cars are definitely the perfect option for you. Whether you are on the road a lot and do a large number of miles, or you just want a small city car, or something more compact and easy to park, it's important to find the right one for you and ensure you have a smooth ride!

Come down today, and look around at our excellent choices of motor vehicles in our showroom, or test drive any type of used car you wish. Soon, you'll be driving away with a new set of wheels!

Benefits of a Used Car

There are a number of benefits that buying a used car provides. Here are five examples:

Buying a used car can be a very economical investment, due to having done more miles in the car, and also being an older make. This means that it will be easier to have full ownership of the vehicle, as it will take less time to pay off, as it's cheaper.

If you are involved in an accident, the insurance you are paid will only cover the cost of the car's worth at the time of the incident, which may be a lot less than the original value. You will also be paying insurance premiums, which are a lot higher for new cars.

Used cars have less of an impact on the environment than brand new cars, do as the amount of CO2 produced by cars would be reduced from the original car manufacturing. Older models of cars produce less toxic waste than newer ones, which means the environment will be less polluted and safer.

With new cars, most of the time there are hidden extra charges that aren't mentioned before the sale of the vehicle. These fees can include advertisement, shipping and dealer fees; however, with used cars, there are no extra or hidden fees, and it also comes with warranties and MOT, which are advantageous.

All used cars are thoroughly inspected and serviced to ensure there are no problems, and certification is provided to prove this. This means that you won't have any major unexpected repair bills to pay, whereas new cars don't have this, so they may be problematic without you knowing.


You may be wondering if it would be cheaper to insure a brand new car or a used second-hand car. The answer to this can vary between insurance providers, type of car and lifestyle. To give you some more indication as to which would save money, here is a comparison of insurance information for both brand new cars and used cars:

Insurance for Used Cars

If you have an accident in your brand new car, then it would be a lot more expensive to replace if needs be. The parts would also be more expensive to replace, as they are newer and may need the latest equipment. The insurance premiums would also be higher on a new car, and the money you will get will only cover the amount your car is worth at that exact moment of the incident, which could leave a big difference from what you actually paid for the car.

Insurance for New Cars

The worth of a used car will already be depreciated, and a lot of value will have already been lost, making the insurance premiums lower. This means that if you are involved in an accident, you will get the amount of money the car is worth, which won't be much different from the amount you paid.As well as this, replacing your used car will also be cheaper, due to its low value, and repairs will also cost less as the parts are easier to get hold of, and may not need the latest technology. 

Types of Insurance

Third Party Only

This is the cheapest level of insurance, and is the most basic option. If you are involved in an accident that was your fault, this insurance will cover other people, properties and vehicles.

Third Party Fire and Theft

If you are involved in an accident, this type of insurance will cover all damage caused to other people, their vehicles and their properties. It will also cover you if your vehicle catches fire or is stolen.

Fully Comprehensive

This insurance covers all of the above, fire, theft, and damage to other people, their vehicles and properties. However, it also covers your own vehicle, and yourself.

Insurance for Young Drivers

Insurance costs can also make a difference if you are a new driver, buying your first car, as your insurance is usually more expensive than it is for more experienced drivers.

Finance Options

Whether you have a negative credit score or need some financial aid, we can help! We aim to ensure you get the car of your dreams, whether it's your first car, or you just fancy a change.

We are FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) authorised, regulated, registered and licensed and are able to help our customers get their car with varying budgets and different financial needs. Rake Car Sales Limited have selected credit providers who can help you with your financial requirements to make your purchase.

We have a range of finance options available to you, which we are more than happy to discuss with you in our office. Then, we will come up with different solutions to help you with your financial requirements. Here are a few of the options you may wish to choose; however, there are many more.

Hire Purchase

One solution is to use the hire purchase option. This means that when you purchase the car, you won't need to pay the full value upfront. Instead, you will pay a fixed value monthly for an agreed period of time, until the full payment of the original value is complete. 

Personal Contract Purchase

With this option, the customer must pay the deposit, which is usually 10% of the full value of the car. Some people may wish to borrow money from the bank, or other financial lenders, who will estimate what the worth of your car will be over a few years. Now, all you are left with is the rest of the money that you will need to pay if you want to own the car.

Brands of Cars Available

We want to help you find the perfect car, or model, for you, whether you are after a hatchback, an SUV, a more economical vehicle, spacious boot, low mileage, manual or automatic, or comfortable seats.

Maybe your main focus is the smart interior, having turbo-power or the fuel your car runs on, such as petrol or diesel. Here at Rake Car Sales Limited, we have many popular car brands for you to choose from, including:


















Checklist for buying a Used Car

Here is a checklist for essential things to look for and ask the dealer about before you buy a used car to ensure it is a high-quality vehicle.


On average, people do between 10000 and 12000 miles a year. If you multiply the age of the car in years by 10000 miles, you'll be able to identify if the car has done above average mileage. 

Oil Levels

To check the oil level, you need to go into the bonnet of the car, lift out the dipstick, wipe it and then place it back into the oil, pull it out and see if the oil level is correct.

Engine Quality

Sometimes, the engine of a car can leak, especially if it's an older car. Therefore, it's essential to check it thoroughly to ensure you aren't being sold a car that hasn't been serviced.


The most important thing of all is if the car is safe to drive and safe to be on the roads. If the car looks beyond its years or doesn't look like it's been maintained, don't buy it. 

Electronics and Accessories

You should always test the radio, Sat Nav., built-in hands-free, and all other electronics in your used car. You should also check other accessories such as the air conditioning, heating and airbags.


The minimum tread depth of a tyre is 1.6mm, so always check the tread depth, so you don't have to replace your tyres soon after buying the car. 


Check the indicators, headlights, brake lights, hazard lights, fog lights, and interior lights to ensure none of the bulbs have gone. If these lights don't work, accidents and legal implications will occur. 


If the used car has had any repairs done, make sure that they have been done to a high standard and you've got proof of any work completed. 


Lastly, do a visual check of the bodywork of the car, including wheel arches and under the vehicle. Dents and scratches can be repaired, so it may be worth getting a quote from a professional. 

About Our Company

Rake Car Sales Limited was established in 2000 and is based in Rake in Hampshire. We have many years of experience in the car sales industry, which means we are able to sell the best used cars at less than £5000!

Buying a used car is a cheap option compared to buying a new model; however, it could come with many risks if you don't go through an experienced and qualified dealer.

However, you don't need to worry because here at Rake Car Sales Limited, we are the first choice premium used car dealer in our local area of Hampshire. We are highly rated on AutoTrader and have a very good reputation.

Our Services

We are based in Rake, in Hampshire, and we provide our professional services to the surrounding local areas, including:


 Hill Brow







Durford Wood

West Liss



Categories of Used Cars we Sell

We have a full range of cars available to buy so that we can cater for all our customers' needs. These include:

City Cars





People Carrier





Sports Cars


Categories of Used Cars we Sell

Our high-quality used cars under £2000 all come with 3 months warranty and 6 months MOT. Our used cars over £2000 all come with 6 months warranty and a new MOT.

Full Checks

Here at Rake Car Sales Limited, we test our second-hand vehicles to the highest standard, for your safety, including:



Fluid Levels




Wear and Tear 

Spare Wheel

Other Accessories

We check all documents, including MOT and service history checks, outstanding finance and accident damage checks.

Buying your used cars

Here, we also buy your used vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, vans, 4x4 and motor homes. We will carry out the vehicle valuations, and give you the best deal we can, with no obligations. All this will be done by a professional for your peace of mind, and we will do all the necessary checks.

Contact Us

Here at Rake Car Sales Limited, we have an extremely friendly, dedicated and experienced team, who are always on hand to give you any advice you need on used cars. We aim to provide our customers with the best service we can, which is why we always find the best deal we can, financially.

We give free quotes, with no obligations to buy, and no hidden extra costs. We are well known for our honest service, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands when buying from us. Our are open Monday - Saturday, and provide an appointments only service on a Sunday; our opening hours are listed on our website.

Our showroom is located in Liss, so please come and have a look around today! We have a wide variety of cars to choose from, and you can take any for a test drive. We offer the best car deals in our local area of Hampshire and have competitive prices with other car markets.

There is a list of cars we have available on our website, but we are always getting new ones, so be sure to keep checking to find the car of your dreams! If you do find one, please get in contact so we can tell you all the details. Remember, we offer a no-obligation service, so don't hesitate!

If you would like to find out more information, please search through our website, or contact us today! You can contact us by giving us a call or sending us an email, and we'll always be happy to help and answer any questions or queries you may have.

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