10 Cool Cheap Used Cars

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What Are the Coolest Used Cars You Can Buy for Around 10,000?

Cheap used cars, particularly at the $10,000-or-less price point, don’t offer advanced safety systems, modern infotainment systems with smartphone integration, or even warranties. However, what many lack in terms of amenities, they make up for with personality.

Whether you’re shopping for a new daily driver or a weekend project, these cool cheap used cars are some of the best options out there when you're looking to find the most fun for your dollar.

We listed these cool used cars according to average price paid, with a target of $10,000. (Even if a used car’s average price is a little higher than our budget, it’s often possible to find some at a lower price.) Keep in mind, though, that prices and availability in your area may vary. The U.S. News & World Report used car listings are a great place to find these cars in your area. Some of these cars are also ranked in our used car rankings, which go back about a decade.

Check out the following slides to see the coolest used cars around $10,000.

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