Best used cars for under $8,000

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The winter is usually a slower time of year for new car buying, as many potential buyers looked to take advantage of year-end deals offered by new car dealers. However, the winter is an especially good time of year to purchase a used car. 

As many Americans are scouring auto websites to find the best deals around, Kelley Blue Book thought it would help out by releasing its list of the 10 Best Used Cars Under $8,000. As potential car buyers look to make the most out of their money in 2013, KBB says that there is no better time than now to purchase a used car, as models are more reliable and last longer than they ever have in the past. 

"To come up with this handy list of top used cars, first we compiled all the used cars from 2003 and newer with a Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail Value of less than $8,000 as of January 2013," said Jack Nerad, executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book 's KBB.com. "Then we went through the list and handpicked the 10 standouts with the most appealing mixes of reliability and desirability. The vehicles on our short list offer incredible value for today's budget-conscious car shopper."

The KBB list of the 10 Best Used Cars Under $8,000 includes the 2003 Acura TL, 2004 Honda Odyssey, 2005 Volvo S60, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab and 2011 Hyundai Accent. Experts at KBB chose the above models for their reliability and overall bang for their buck. 

Any current or potential car owners looking to extend the life of their vehicle should consider equipping it with Husky Liners® custom fit floor mats.

Those in the market for an SUV might want to consider a 2008 Misubishi Outlander or 2010 Toyota RAV4 as Consumer reports recently named those vehicles among the best deals on  used SUV.