5 Best Used Cars Under $10k

By on January 29, 2015

#4: 2004 Honda Element

Honda ceased production of the Element in 2011, but the car remains a popular choice amongst used car-buyers.

Honda is widely regarded as one of the most reliable car manufacturers on earth, and the Element is no exception, with great consumer ratings in nearly every category. The Element is also a versatile, multi-purpose vehicle that can be used to accommodate nearly every lifestyle, with all sorts of storage room and extra space to fit passengers, gear, or whatever else you might bring in the car with you.

Like a lot of Hondas, Elements are very capable of accumulating over 250,000 miles if taken care of properly. This is a great, reliable used car for a family, an outdoor enthusiast….or really anyone.


  • KBB Retail Value: $6,882
  • Fuel Economy: 18 mpg city / 22 mpg highway
  • Engine: 4 cylinder, 2.4 liter



#3: 2006 Toyota Camry


  • KBB Retail Value: $8,135
  • Fuel Economy: 21 mpg city / 31 mpg highway
  • Engine: 4 cylinder, 2.4 liter

If you’re noticing a theme, Japanese cars tend to hold their value much better and much longer than most cars on the road. Of course, the Camry is Toyota’s flagship vehicle, and has one of the bestsellers in the world for years on end. This is not for no reason.

The Camry is one of the most reliable vehicles on the road, with a propensity to make it to 250,000 miles and beyond. The Camry also combines excellent fuel economy with this reliability, getting great consumer ratings year after year after year.

If you want to buy one of the most reliable used cars you possibly can, look no further than the reasonably-priced ’06 Camry.

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