Some of the Nicest Used Cars with the Best DealsJust because you’re buying used doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality.
According to Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and Associates, there are many reliable and attractive used cars that come along with nice price tags, all under $10,000.
One that really tops the list is the 2006 Ford Fusion. On average, the ticket price for this used car is $8,625 from a dealership, but when buying from a private seller you can negotiate the price down to about $6,825. This midsize sedan offers a sleek design along with up to 21 city/29 highway mpg. It also ranks among the best in Overall Performance and Design and better than most when it comes to Overall Dependability.
The 2006 Toyota Corolla also made this used car list with its 26 city/34 highway mpg. If you decide to buy from a private seller, you could drive away with this car for as little as $7,180, but a more realistic asking price would be the average of $9,100 from dealerships. After all, this vehicle ranked among the best in Overall Quality and you can’t forget about the great gas mileage.
There is no doubt about why purchasing this next car for under $10,000 would be considered a great deal. The 2006 Honda Civic has an average price of $9,325 and style that will last for years to come. When considering Honda’s reputation of long-lasting cars, the fantastic 28 city/38 highway mpg, and ranking among the best in Overall Quality this used car couldn’t look any better.
With its fun to drive design, the 2006 Mazda Mazda3 is yet another car on the list. It offers 25 city/31 highway mpg and many features that you wouldn’t expect in a vehicle of its class. The average cost for this used car is $9,550 but some private sales could go as low as $7,645. There are many different styles of this car offered making it even more fun to decide which you like best.
The last used car we will highlight is the 2006 Nissan Altima. Depending on how you dress it up or down, this car can serve everyday purposes or give off an almost luxury feel without paying the price. An average price tag of $9,900 and 20 city/27 highway mpg are the reasons why this roomy vehicle is considered a deal.