Just be aware there is no such thing as a free lunch. There seem to be alot of £1k phase 1 cars about at the moment but they will all need work. My mate spent ages looking at several cars over the past few months and all appeared great on the surface. the one he ended up with cost him £1100, he has spent £400 so far and still needs a new rad and discs and pads all round. He is very happy as he knew what he was getting but just don't think you can spend a grand on a 10 plus year old car and have cheap motoring.