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New Cars Under 10000

Posted by on December 8, 2011 in New Cars, Reviews - 6 Comments

The 3 new cars under $10,000:

 2012-nissan-versa  2012 Nissan Versa
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 2012-hyundai-accent  2012 Hyundai Accent
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 2012-smart-fortwo  2012 Smart Fortwo
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Ten years ago, finding a high quality car under 10000 would be simply silly to do. The car would not be as nice as you’d like, the seating would be uncomfortable to say the least, and in general you would likely not be very happy with the car you end up purchasing. Therefore, until just recently, people tended to look for used cars under 10000 instead of opting for news cars under 10000. It just didn’t make any sense and there was no justification possible on getting a new car, if a used car would be so much more enjoyable, better and actually make the driver feel as if he got a good purchase.

So what has changed? Why is there such a sudden rush to get cars to consumers in these crazy low prices? And an even better question would be to ask why these new cars under 10 thousand dollars are some of the highest efficiency cars as far as fuel economy is concerned? How is this in the best interest of the car makers, who need to make huge profits to ensure staying in business? The answer lies in the volume of cars that the carmakers have been able to sell. These affordable cars are selling so fast, in fact, that more and more premium brands such as BMW and Audi have plans to make these ultra portable and affordable cars in the near future, such as the BMW i3.

Now that we understand why there are so many choices, here are the top 3 cars that you can buy for under 10,000.

Top new cars under 10000

#1 2012 Nissan Versa



Nissan’s tend to be exciting, fun and efficient cars, especially in the affordable sector. People love the way the Nissan Versa drives, offer nice, smooth movement in the well placed manual shift. The clutch can feel heavy at times, however, and the interior fit and finish is not one of the best. So why is this car ranked #1 by our US News Car Ratings type post? The value. The car gets excellent MPG (30 City, 38 HWY), and the car has a nice elegant look to it, making the car feel like it should cost a lot more than just 10,000 dollars.

#2 2012 Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent is a much better car than the Nissan Versa, but because of the starting price being barely under 10,000 dollars, this new car under 10000 doesn’t really qualify. For example, there is only around 100 models made without any options at all, and therefore the under 10000 model is hard to include in this pack. But drive well it does. The excellent and nimble engine offered with the Accent is a breeze and fun to drive. The fuel economy comes in at a fuel sipping 30/40 MPG for city and highway driving respectively. The car doesn’t disappoint with the interior fit and finish; there is best in class seating and driving position, in addition to the lowest road noise.

The choice is clear. If you have an extra thousand dollars to spend, the Hyundai Accent is your buddy. But if you are strapped for cash and you need an option, the excellent Versa is a much better choice than any other car in this segment. If you are looking for a car that is in a slightly more expensive, but extremely rewarding budget, we suggest you check out the new cars under 20000 post we wrote a few weeks ago.

*The price shown is based on the lowest priced trim level using the manufacturer’s retail price, excluding taxes, titles and registration fees. ² Total rebates and incentives available are estimated and may vary based on vehicle, trim level, and or region; see dealer for details. Pricing indicated may be less than MSRP, it is based on the lowest MSRP minus the estimated available incentives offered by the manufacturer; see dealer for details.

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  1. Nick Broutin
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I like that I have choices when it comes to buying new cars.

  2. Veronica
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    the stick is so easy, but I beg to dfifer. I’ll stick to auto. The stick just seems like too much work. Add in Chicago traffic, and it makes for a real idiotic decision. References :

  3. admin
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I agree that the stick can be really frustrating, especially in cars that come in at this price point. When you are spending less than $10,000 on a car there is a good chance that the car will not be very fast, and a slow car with a stick instead of an automatic can be very hard to operate.

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    Posted January 15, 2013 at 5:35 pm

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  5. le pliage longchamp pas cher
    Posted May 9, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Hi, all is going fine here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that’s in fact excellent, keep up writing.

  6. carguru55
    Posted June 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    I recently was in the market to purchase a car that was under 10 thousand dollars, and based on your recommendations i test drove the Nissan. I have to say that around 3 months later, I am pretty happy with my purchase and absolutely ecstatic that it came out to be so much cheaper than 10 thousand dollars based on the deal I got!

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