In case you are on a budget!!!
Finding a good clean used car these days is pretty easy. However, finding the most reliable used cars under $5000 takes a bit more research.
Luckily for you, researching these things is what we do. We strongly advise commissioning a very thorough pre-purchase inspection by a trusted professional mechanic; one familiar with the object of your intentions: Following are the cars you can buy under $5000:
10. 2003 Acura RSX:
Acura’s follow-up to the highly regarded Integra was particularly noted for its sharp handling, free winding engine, and strong build quality. Of course, given the model’s Honda bloodlines, utter reliability and superior engineering are simply inherent to its genetic makeup. For these reasons, it makes our list of the most reliable used cars under $5000.
Changing the name of the sporty coupe from Integra to RSX invoked the aura of Acura’s mid-engine exotic NSX model, and the RSX certainly lived up to the reputation for sportiness inspired by its more accomplished sibling. Power for the 2003 Acura RSX came from a 2.0-liter 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine good for 160 horsepower and 141 ft-lbs of torque. The Acura’s front-wheel drive powertrain used a five-speed manual transmission as standard equipment, a five-speed automatic was optional.
9. 2005 Dodge Magnum:
Looking for something with outsized presence, good utility, and a dynamic driving experience? The 2005 Dodge Magnum is the station wagon version of the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300. With its powerful lines, solid stance, and unique visage, the Dodge Magnum is one of the most confident looking cars ever offered to the general public. It also came hooked up pretty nice.
Standard features included alloy wheels, full power accessories, keyless entry and cruise control. Given the relatively low price being asked for the Magnum these days, you might even find one with such upscale features as automatic climate control, navigation, a V8 engine and/or all-wheel drive. The base engine was a 200-horsepower 2.7-liter V6; the middle engine was a 250-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. The V8 displaced 5.7-liters and made 340 horsepower. The V6 engines got four-speed automatic transmissions while the V8 got a five speed.