You can buy a house in Preston for the price of a Ford Fiesta

You can buy a house in Preston for the price of a Ford Fiesta

New research from online estate agents has found that you can buy a house in Preston for the price of a Ford Fiesta but the cheapest property in Cambridge will set you back cost of a Ferrari California.

Despite UK house prices hitting near record levels, it’s still possible to find a bargain on the property market. Research by online estate agents has found some of the cheapest properties currently for sale in the UK, that are literally the price of a new car.

How about a property for the price of a Ford Fiesta? In Preston, there is a flat for sale in Ribbleton for just £15,000. A new Ford Fiesta Titanium will set you back £15,295. While, in Hartlepool, you could pick up a two-bed terraced house (£26,000) for the price of a Volkswagen Golf GTI (£26,895). has looked at the cheapest properties currently for sale in 30 of the biggest towns and cities across the UK, and found the equivalent priced car.

While in Liverpool you could pick up a one bed flat (£20,000) for the price of a Skoda (£19,640), in Cambridge, a bargain is a little harder to come by. In fact, the cheapest property currently for sale in Cambridge (£160,000) would cost you as much as the stylish Ferrari California (£154,000 - £176,000).

And the bargains are also a little thin on the ground in the historic university city of Oxford, where the cheapest property currently for sale is a one bed flat, on the market for £130,000, the same price as an Audi R8 (£119,500 - £137,500).

Surprisingly, it is possible to pick up a property in London for less than £100,000, with a one bed flat in Tilbury on the market for £99,995. On the other hand, you could throw caution to the wind and buy an Aston Martin Roadster instead, which retails at around the same price (£101,344).

The following table shows the cheapest properties currently available in 30 major towns and cities across the UK, and the equivalent priced car:


Cheapest property currently available

Price of Property (£)

Equivalent car for price of property

Price of car (£)


1-bed flat: Beaconsfield Terrace, Cambridge CB4


Ferrari California

£154,000 -£176,000


1-bed house: Reeve Court, Tarragon Drive, Guildford, Surrey GU2


Lamborghini Spyder

£145,000 - £150,000


1-bed flat: Pound Way, Cowley, Oxford OX4


Audi R8

£119,500 – £137,500


Studio: Old Shoreham Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1


BMW i8



1-bed flat: Dock Road, Tilbury RM18


Aston Martin Sportshift (420bhp) Roadster 2d



1-bed flat: Chilcompton Road, Midsomer Norton BA3


Audi A8



1-bed flat: Church Road, St. George, Bristol BS5


Mercedes-Benz SL Cabriolet/Roadster


Milton Keynes

1-bed flat: The Hide, Netherfield, Milton Keynes MK6


Land Rover Range Rover Sport

£61,545 – £93,995


1-bed flat: Windrush Road, Millbrook, Southampton SO16





1-bed flat: Marney Road, Grange Park, Swindon SN5


Mustang Shelby® GT350R



1-bed flat: 2/1 Mortonhall Park Place, Edinburgh EH17


Porsche Caymen GT4



Studio: 472 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1


BMW M3 Saloon



1-bed flat: Noel Street, Nottingham NG7


Maserati Levante



Studio: Alexandra Road, Mutley, Plymouth, Devon PL4


Range Rover Evoque



1-bed flat: Despenser Street, Cardiff CF11


Maserati Ghibli



2-bed flat: Broughton Road, Salford M6


Audi Q7



1-bed flat: The Green Way, Deepcar, Sheffield S36


Volvo XC90 2.0 D5 Momentum 5dr AWD Geartronic diesel estate

£43,290 - £46,500


2-bed flat: Jasmine Grove, Stoke Aldermore, Coventry CV3


Chevrolet Camero

£39,200 – £44,700


2-bed flat: A Deans Road, Wolverhampton WV1





Studio: Howarth Way, Birmingham, West Midlands B6


Lotus Elise 1.8 S Sport 2d



2-bed flat: King Henry Court, Sunderland SR5


Jaguar F-PACE



1-bed flat: Park Crescent, Armley, Leeds LS12


Subaru WRX STI



2-bed house: St. Aidans Street, Tunstall, Stoke-On-Trent ST6


JEEP Cherokee Night Eagle



1-bed flat: Coltman Street, Hull HU3


Honda CR-V



1-bed flat: Chestnut Avenue, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE5


Nissan 370Z Coupe



1-bed flat: Househillmuir Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G53


Lexus IS 250 SE



2-bed terraced house: Harrow Street, Hartlepool TS25


Volkswagen Golf GTI



Studio: Hockney Court 2 Hallgate, City Centre BD1


Ford Mondeo Titanium



1-bed flat: New Road Court, Liverpool, Merseyside L13


Skoda New Superb Hatch



2-bed flat: Rothwell Lodge Grange Avenue, Ribbleton, Preston PR2


Ford Fiesta Titanium


Alex Gosling, CEO, online estate agents, comments: “It’s hard to believe that you can still buy a property in the UK for the price of a Ford Fiesta and a house for the price of a VW Golf GTI.

However, it may be a little flamboyant and probably a little reckless to spend your entire property budget on a Lamborghini, even if it would look great on the driveway.

But this research does prove there are bargains to be found on the property market, even with average house prices at almost record levels – it just requires a little research and probably a lick of paint!”

(image courtesy of David Fowler /

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