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With no end in sight to rising used car prices, you might be tempted to give up on car ownership altogether, but don’t admit defeat just yet. Consumer Reports has compiled a list of seven used cars “you can count on” for less than $10,000.
While every vehicle is different, and you should always do your due diligence before buying a used car, CR’s picks will help you focus your search on reliable models at an affordable price.
7 used cars you can afford (and trust)
Consumer Reports has an extensive data set for analyzing a used car’s reliability. Using this data, it has found seven affordable used cars “you can count on.” Each has an average resale price of less than $10,000, even in a seller’s market.
2009-2011 Honda Accord
Average price: $7,000-$10,325
What it lacks in amenities, this used Honda makes up for in reliability and fuel efficiency.
2008-2010 Honda CR-V
Average price: $7,075-$10,200
If you’re looking for something a little bigger, this older CR-V boasts lots of interior and cargo space.
2010-2012 Honda Fit
Average price: $7,150-$9,350
With a generous 30 mpg fuel economy and well-thought out interior, this reliable little used car is really fun to drive.
2010-2012 Toyota Prius
Average price: $7,400-$10,625
The only hybrid on the list, this 10-year-old Prius still holds up as a reliable and fuel-efficient option.
2010-2012 Toyota Corolla
Average price: $7,725-$10,000
Corolla’s are a notoriously reliable used car option, and the 2010-2012 models are some of the best. This small sedan offers great fuel economy and a spacious interior.
2009-2011 Toyota Camry
Average price: $7,800-$10,025
The Camry sometimes gets criticised for being a bit boring, but if you’re after a used car with above-average reliability, it’s hard to beat this vintage Toyota.
2011-2012 Infiniti G
Average price: $9,050-$10,800
Finally, a car that’s not a Honda or a Toyota! From the luxury division of Nissan, Infiniti G sedans are agile, responsive, and fuel efficient. They don't offer much trunk space, but the fuel efficiency is very good.
So there you have it, seven reliable and affordable used vehicles! Although before handing over your cash, you should always check the vehicle history report and go for a test drive.
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