25 Most Reliable Used Cars Under $10,000

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These Affordable Used Cars Have Perfect Reliability Scores

Finding a used car for less than $10,000 is relatively easy. Finding a good one that’s reliable enough not to leave you stranded or empty your wallet with ever more costly repairs is more of a challenge. A great way to find one is by comparing each model’s predicted reliability scores.

We’ve put together the following list of vehicles that have perfect predicted reliability scores in our used car rankings and reviews system. Our used car rankings are based on the consensus opinion of the country’s top automotive journalists, plus quantitative data on safety, predicted reliability, and cost of ownership. Please note that our scores can change over time as new information becomes available, so the scores in this article may not match those on each car’s comprehensive review page.

The prices shown come from U.S. News Partner TrueCar’s database of recent national average transaction prices. Prices you find on vehicles in your area may differ based on geographic differences in demand, plus vehicle mileage and condition.

The list on the following includes a broad range of vehicles, from sports cars to SUVs and pickup trucks. What they all have in common is a perfect five out of five predicted reliability score based on data from J.D. Power.

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