What can you get for less than 10 grand? Here are five of the best used or pre-owned vehicles we could find online and in the want ads. The car of your dreams might not be new, but rather slightly worn as the used and certified pre-owned markets grow.
2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan
Infiniti’s 2003 G35 sedan boasts all the hallmarks of a true sports sedan: powerful engine, rear-wheel drive, sports suspension, performance tires, excellent brakes and driver-oriented cockpit.
2004 Acura TSX
With a stellar engine, hiccup-free transmission and a silky ride, the 2004 Acura TSX is an ideal 4-door commuter car that is fun to drive at higher speeds. Plus, it is superbly built. Craftsmanship is top-shelf, to say the least.
2002 Audi A4
The Audi A4 single-handedly revived the Audi brand after its big sales slump two decades ago, and has been always been one of the best cars in its class. Tight panel gaps, high-quality materials and firm, comfortable seating give the interior the proper European ambience, while a supple ride and willing performance make the Audi A4 a great road-trip choice.
2003 MINI Cooper
The MINI Cooper is a pint-sized tour de force. Driving it is more fun than riding on a roller coaster. And while it is small, it actually feels pretty large on the inside, offering room for four adults and all their stuff. Plus, it comes with advanced safety features and innovative engineering, thanks to BMW.
2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible
The Saab 9-3 is a great match for buyers looking for a spacious, safe and comfortable automobile with a proven safety record and a distinctly modern attitude. Plus, it has abundant cargo space and a frugal yet powerful engine.