The editors at Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars have released their list of the top 10 used cars that they recommend for shoppers who are looking to spend around $10,000. With a used car market that is sparser than it used to be, car shoppers have fewer options to choose from and higher prices to pay, but the Cars.com experts compiled a list of 10 used cars that will help shoppers get the best bang for their buck around the $10,000 price point.
"Although the price gap between new and used cars has decreased, many shoppers are still going the used route," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com's editor-in-chief. "We took a look at cars from 2006 or later and came up with the best 10 used cars that shoppers should be able to find for around $10,000. To make our list, the cars had to pass crash tests and have key standard safety features. We also analyzed reliability, drivability and practicality."
"The used car market is unpredictable, so you may be able to negotiate a better deal for one of these cars or get a better-equipped model for the same price," said Olsen. "Also keep in mind that buying a used car is going to rely a great deal on the stewardship of the car's previous owners, so shoppers should get the car checked out by their mechanic before signing on the dotted line."
For more details on Cars.com's editors' picks for the top 10 under $10,000, visit blogs.cars.com. To search millions of new and used car listings, visit www.Cars.com.
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