Fastest Used Cars Under $5,000

2007 Honda Civic
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The Frugal and the Furious

If buying a used car on a budget doesn’t sound exciting, don’t despair! Used cars can still pack a punch with performance – even for under $5,000. U.S. News & World Report’s used car rankings highlight the best new and used cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, and hybrids for every budget. Explore used cars by size, budget, and year. U.S. News gathers the most thorough information to help you become the most educated consumer in the auto marketplace.

For about $5,000, name brands such as Mazda and Volkswagen, deliver on their reputations with the Mazda3 and Jetta, respectively. Have you heard of the Chevrolet Cobalt? It may look like an average small car, but under the hood, it’s a different story. Suzuki shows up on the list as a persuasive option, for a few extra dollars. Flirt with an older, upper-class Saab, or stick to an old-reliable Honda Civic, as other possibilities. Explore seven eclectic cars that have one thing in common – they can move!

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