Used cars carry a negative stigma however as Car technology has advanced used vehicles are now better than ever and nearly as nice as new vehicles. 2005-2010 year model cars are well made and if the initial owner properly cared for the vehicle, the car’s 7-12 year lifespan is hardly even evident, many vehicles purchased in the last ten years perform almost as well as many new vehicles at half the cost. Below is a list of the top five used cars that cost less than $10,000.
2007 Honda Accord
The Honda Accord has always been a solid choice among sedans, a 2007 model Accord is a reliable ride that costs between $6100 and $9,500. The 2007 Accord is a midsized sedan and offers a quiet and smooth ride. The interior is sensible, the knobs are well placed and gauges brightly lit. The 2007 Accord also has satellite radio and dual zone climate control. Meanwhile the engine is a 166 horsepower, 2.4 liter that gets 23 miles to the gallon city and 32 on the highways.
2007 Audi A3
The 2007 Audi A3 has a price tag that ranges from $8,200 to $11,800. The A3 of 2007 is a small, upscale car while remaining low budget. This stylish compact vehicle has athletic performance characteristic of a sports car and very good cargo space. The A3’s four cylinder engine is 200 horsepower and 2.0 liters. The A3 delivers a sporty drive which the suspension supports and very strong braking. The MPG is 21 city and 29 on the highway, the A3 also has leather seats, an illumination package, and power driver seat and trip computer. The 19.5 cubic feet of cargo space is yet another plus, given the price tag and amenities the A3 is a steal.
2010 Mercury Milan
The $10,000 price tag on the 2010 Mercury Milan gets buyers a solid performing and reliable car with front wheel drive, five seats and a well-equipped and spacious interior. The 2010 Milan has high reliability and safety ratings and is available in all wheel drive. The power driver’s seat, satellite radio, six speaker stereo and cruise control are standard while leather and heated front seats, dual zone climate control and Sync infotainment system on the Premier are available. The Milan’s 2.5 liter 175 horsepower four cylinder engine gets 22 mpg city and 31 highway.
2009 Ford Fusion
The 2009 Ford Fusion carries a price tag that ranges between $7,500 and $10,000. In 2009 the Fusion was ranked the most affordable midsize car, this midsize sedan has a spacious interior, excellent safety ratings and all-wheel drive optional. The Fusion easily seats four and has 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space. A 2.3 liter, 160 horsepower is standard while drivers can expect 20 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. Drivers will love the efficient and sharp handling as well as the anti-lock disc brakes.
2009 Honda Fit
The 2009 Honda Fit carries a price tag that ranges between $7,700 and $9,600 and shines in quite a few categories. It is the number one ranked small car priced $10,000 or less and in 2009 it ranked as the best priced Subcompact car. The good gas mileage and comfort of the ride make the Fit a solid value. The Fit has 20.6 feet of cargo space with its signature “Magic Seat” as well as a very spacious interior. The 117 horsepower, 1.7 liter four cylinder engine is strong while the gas mileage is 28 city and 35 highway.