The Best Used Cars Under $10,000
Consumer Reports has compiled their list of the best used cars for under $10,000. These vehicles have scored well in road tests, most have the latest safety equipment, and all have proven reliability.
All of the models listed are for the 2006 model year - this is a sweet spot because most of the depreciation has been absorbed by the original owner. All vehicles are assumed to have 75,000 miles, and the price is what you can expect to pay at a dealer.
|Make & model||MSRP (new)||
Dealer Price (avg)
|Drop in Price vs. MSRP|
|2006 Ford Fusion||$17,145||$8,625||50%|
|2006 Mitsubishi Outlander||20,099||9,000||55%|
|2006 Pontiac Vibe||16,430||9,050||45%|
|2006 Toyota Corolla||14,905||9,100||39%|
|2006 Hyundai Tucson||18,745||9,325||50%|
|2006 Honda Civic
|2006 Kia Sportage||18,395||9,475||48%|
|2006 Mercury Milan
|2006 Scion xB||14,830||9,800||34%|
|2006 Nissan Altima||17,750||9,900||44%|
|2006 Toyota Matrix||16,060||9,900||38%|
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar No-Haggle, CarsDirect, and NADAGuides are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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