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5 Best Used Cars Under $10,000


Although ten grand might not seem like enough money to buy a latest top-of-the-line car, the sum, however, is enough to buy a restorable salvage car through our accident car auctions. That said, finding a salvage car that falls within your budget after all its restoration and repairs can be challenging. One of the ways to find a suitable salvage or used car that is both reliable and offers value for money is by comparing the predicted reliability scores of the available models. To help narrow down your choices, we have put together a list of the five best used cars you can buy under $10,000.

Hyundai Genesis

Introduced in 2008, the Hyundai Genesis was marketed as a ‘premium sports sedan’ by the South Korean automaker, and its popularity has only grown ever since. The first generation Hyundai Genesis is a full-size luxury sedan, loaded with top end specs, such as a speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering, four-wheel disc brakes, cruise control, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, and leather upholstery. Available in both rear and all-wheel drive, the Hyundai Genesis is a perfect car for everyday commute.

Honda Fit

The Honda Fit, also marketed as the Honda Jazz in some places, is a subcompact car that can easily accommodate five people. Known to offer high fuel economy, agile handling, and a large and versatile trunk, the car was particularly appreciated for what the manufacturer calls ‘Magic Seats’, as they can flip and fold in several ways to better accommodate cargo in the available cabin space. The 2012 Honda Fit is a perfect hatchback for families and students, who are looking for a reliable and easy to maintain car under $10,000.

Toyota Avalon

The Japanese automaker’s flagship offering in the US, the Toyota Avalon is known for its exceptionally quiet ride, opulent interiors, and plush reclinable rear seats that make long journeys an affair to remember. The front-wheel drive Toyota Avalon comes equipped with a highly responsive V6 powertrain mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Available in four trims, base, Touring, XLS, and limited, the Toyota Avalon is an ideal choice for those who are looking for a perfect blend of comfort and performance.

Ford Fusion

Known for its bold and comfortable design, excellent safety scores, spacious trunk, nimble handling, and comfortable ride, the Ford Fusion makes an ideal choice for people looking for an affordable midsize sedan. The Ford Fusion is available in four trims; S, SE, Sport and SEL, with either a four-cylinder engine capable of producing up to 175 horsepower or a V6 engine capable of producing up to 265 horsepower.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Loaded with a ton of luxury features, such as a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, and a Harmon Kardon audio system, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of the highest-rated luxury midsize cars of all times. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is available in both rear and all-wheel-drive models with various powertrains ranging from an efficient turbo diesel to a powerful AMG-tuned performance engine. Moreover, with a cargo capacity of about 16 ft, the midsize luxury sedan also boasts the largest cargo capacity in its class.

Wrap Up

The cars listed above are some of the many options you can easily find under $10K. If you are looking for the best bargain on these and hundreds of other popular cars, look no further than Salvagebid, a trusted name in accident cars auction in the USA. As a registered Copart broker, we give you access to the largest auto auction inventory in North America, ensuring you are never short of options. If you have any questions or need expert advice, simply call +1 (360) 347-1300, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) or email

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