Best Used Cars Under $5,000


You can now find a great car for under $5,000. The vehicle may be older and the mileage higher and it may not have all of today’s bells and whistles, but if the car has been well maintained and you keep it well maintained, it can be a great option. Nonetheless, it is always worth having a mechanic perform an inspection of the car prior to purchase whenever possible. Read on to learn about ten fantastic vehicles you can buy for under $5,000.

2007-2011 Nissan Versa

The Versa is well known for being a fantastic used-car and because it is available as a hatchback, it is not only versatile but can be had without excessive age or mileage. A compact engine boasting  30 mpg also means buyers will save at the gas pump.

2001-2007 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape was Fords initial first crossover SUV and was highly popular when new. Sporting a fairly large cargo area as well as the widespread availability of parts means it will be cost-effective for maintenance. Mazda, a company acquired by Ford had its own version called the Tribute that is a very similar vehicle.

2005-2010 Scion TC

A sport coupe is available on a budget! Scion was a brand owned by Toyota and shares the famous reliability and quality of Toyota vehicles. There is also a panoramic sunroof and a fantastic Pioneer sound system.

2008-2011 Ford Focus

Always a leader in small cars, the Ford Focus is known for being simple mechanically and as parts are widely available it is inexpensive to maintain. A very popular choice.

1999-2004 Nissan Xterra

A rugged truck-like SUV that has proven to be both practical and tough. The 4 wheel drive version sells at a slightly higher price but the 2 wheel version is still very popular and will suit the needs of most people.

2005-2009 Subaru Outback

Great fuel economy, car-like styling with SUV practicality and great gas mileage are hallmarks of the Subaru Outback and of course, it has Subaru’s renowned all-wheel-drive-system. It will probably come with slightly higher mileage than some others on the list but is well suited to anyone who has an active lifestyle.

2006-2010 Honda Civic

Honda is always a great choice in a value used car. Available in a sedan and coupe-style with a hybrid also available, here is also a higher performance Civic Si for those looking for a little more kick.

2004-2010 Toyota Sienna

Known as one of the safest vehicles in North America, it is perfect as a vehicle to carry the family around in. Available with all0wheel-drive and with room for up to eight people, many consider it to be the best pre-owned minivan available today.

2002-2006 Toyota Camry

Popular for over thirty years, the Toyota Camry has fantastic trunk space, four doors, and famous Toyota reliability. There is always plenty available for sale at good prices.

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