Good Cars for Less Than $10,000

January 27, 2012

Finding cars for less than $10,000 dollars is not hard to do. There are many new good quality models on the market today from companies like Hyundai, Kia, and Ford that come in right under $10,000 brand new. If you are willing to purchase used, your chances of finding a great car for less than $10,000 are pretty phenomenal. The price of a car begins to diminish as soon as it is driven off the lot. Many times you can find expensive luxury cars for less than $10,000 if purchased used.

Kia Rio: The Kia Rio can be purchased for less than $10,000 when it is bought in conjunction with a manufacturer’s discount. This car has been on the market for quite a while and just gets better with age. It is known for great gas mileage, over 30 mpg and comes with an excellent warranty. Kia offers a 100,000 mile or 10 year bumper-to-bumper warranty on all models. This warranty allows many owners to be covered through their entire financing period. That can provide great peace of mind.

Hyundai Electra: The Hyundai Elantra is a favorite in the industry for affordable small cars. It is a perennial favorite of top affordable small cars by US News and Reports. Many happy drivers would recommend this car for a person looking for a bargain. With a good following of happy customers, great gas mileage and plenty of room, the Hyundai Elantra is a very good deal. Not only will you be saving money on the vehicle but on gas as well. The Elantra gets up to 34 mpg, making it even more of a bargain.

Nissan Versa: The Nissan Versa is a funky family sedan with a great company to back it up. Nissan is known for quality vehicles. It is not at all unusual to see a Nissan that is 20+ years old on the highway. The Nissan Versa, which gets a remarkable 34 mpg, comes in a manual transmission model that is under $10,000 brand new. In addition to the good mileage, the Nissan Versa comes with features like tire pressure monitoring standard in all models.

Honda Civic: The Honda Civic is a little bit different than the other vehicles on this list because it can’t be purchased new for $10,000. However, just about any used model of Honda Civic is guaranteed to satisfy. The Civic is one of the most popular small sedans on the market and has been for a long time. It comes with great gas mileage and a long history as a quality car. Honda was making cars with high gas mileage a long time before it was the norm. Even older models of the Civic are sure to save you money in the tank. Hondas, like the Nissan, are known for lasting a long time. It isn’t unusual to see models for sale used at under $10,000 within a few years of original purchase.

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