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Reliable Cars Under $3,000 on Salvagebid


As new vehicles are constantly getting more expensive, buying a new car can be cost-prohibitive. That doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find the right car for you. With the help of online auto auctions like Salvagebid, you can find a great car within a budget. In this article, we’re listing five most reliable vehicles under a $3,000 price tag.

2006 Toyota Prius

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We’re starting our list with the most popular hybrid in the world, the Toyota Prius. If gas mileage is your main priority, it’s hard to find a better option. These hybrids have excellent reliability: more than 95% of models after 2005 are still in use. This clear title, run & drive verified 2006 Toyota Prius made its way to our list thanks to its $1,450 buy it now price.

2006 Acura RL

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Here is the 2006 Acura RL, one of few cars combining reliability, performance, and luxury. When it was first introduced, the RL was a technological marvel with its intelligent Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) and satellite navigation. Now it has a 4.8 out of 5 stars reliability rating from KBB and thus deserves a place on our list. You can buy this burgundy 2006 Acura RL for $1,725.

2007 Honda Civic

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The Honda Civic is another popular Japanese compact car, available with three body types: sedan, coupe, and hatchback. The Civic is known for fuel-efficiency and a spacious cabin, and the 2007 model was awarded the title of Best Buy by Consumer Guide. This clear title Honda Civic Sedan still runs under its own power. With a $1,650 buy it now price, this Civic is one of the best deals on the salvage car market.

2010 Subaru Outback

2010 Subaru Outback KBB

The Subaru Outback is a versatile station wagon with ample cargo space and all-wheel-drive. The high ground clearance and plastic pads all around the car make the Outback suitable for off-road challenges. This SUV is well-known for its fuel economy: 24 mpg combined thanks to both a 2.5L boxer engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Subaru Outback in the photo is up for sale on 6/16 from Graham, NC. Be the first to bid.

2010 Toyota Camry

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The bestseller in the mid-size sedan segment, the Toyota Camry couldn’t but appear on our list. Awarded the Best Midsize Car for the Money by US News in 2010, the Toyota Camry is a reliability benchmark. This one features the LE trim and has kept its original title. Equipped with a 2.4L engine and an automatic transmission, this car gets 26 mpg combined. This 2010 Toyota Camry LE has a $2,450 buy it now price, which makes it one of the best cars under $3,000.

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a good car on a budget, Salvagebid is where you should start your search. We have many reliable cars under $3,000 in our constantly updated inventory. To start bidding, you’ll have to register with us, upload a copy of your passport or a government-issued ID, and place a 100% refundable security deposit. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a call at + 1 (360) 347-1300 (6:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, Monday to Friday) with any questions.

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