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Top 10 Best Used Cars for $10,000

If you're in the market for a used car, chances are you've got a tight budget to adhere to. Luckily, our friends at Cars.com have put together a list of what they consider the 10 top cars from 2006 or later that can be purchased for around $10,000.

Cars on the list include the 2006 Ford Escape, 2008 Ford Focus, and 2006 Honda Civic. Below is the full list of the top 10 best vehicles you should consider.

Top 10 Used Cars for $10,000
2006 Ford Escape
2008 Ford Focus
2007 Ford Freestyle
2007 Ford Fusion
2006 Honda Civic
2006 Hyundai Azera
2007 Hyundai Sonata
2008 Kia Optima
2008 Nissan Versa
2007 Scion tC


3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

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About The Author

Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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