The Best Cars You Can Buy for Under $10,000! | WheelHouse

The Best Cars You Can Buy for Under $10,000! | WheelHouse


(car engine roaring)
– If you’re like me,
you love cars.
But, you don’t have a lot
of money to spend on them.
Well, fret not,
because today we’re looking at 10 cars
under 10 thousand dollars.
(upbeat music)
So let’s lay the ground rules.
First, the car can’t cost
more than 10 thousand dollars.
Duh.
I only say this
because there are cases
where you’ll see cars
that normally go for more
than 10 thousand dollars
at less than 10 thousand dollars.
But these aren’t typical
and it’s not really fair for
me to put them in this video.
Second, I’m going to show you some
cars available for a lot less than 10k.
So, you can use the leftover money
to mod your ride and make
something really special.
For pricing research, I use Craigslist
in four different cities around the U.S.
L.A.
Denver, Nashville.
And New Jersey.
And keep in mind that you’ll probably
be able to find at least one of these cars
at any price point under
10 thousand dollars
but the price will reflect the condition.
These are just some basic guidelines
for what you should expect
to pay for a decent example.
We’ll go in ascending order
from cheapest to most expensive.
For under a thousand dollars,
all you’re going to find
are cars that need a lot of work
but that doesn’t mean you
can’t find something fun.
Case in point, this 2000 Plymouth Neon
I found for five hundred bucks.
Hear me out.
It might be a neon but
these things are low key
fun as hell.
(car engine roaring)
– Woo. Wee. Wow.
That guy’s going so fast.
– And this one is a manual.
Apparently, if you’re going to get a neon
you got to go with a manual
because the automatic transmissions are
really, really bad.
And I can’t stress enough
how difficult it is
to find good cars for
under a thousand bucks.
Moving on.
Things don’t get much better
at two thousand dollars.
But there is one car that
immediately comes to mind
if you want to have cheap fun.
The Ford Crown Victoria.
(upbeat music)
You get a V8, rear wheel drive.
Comfy seats, they’ll last forever
and you can mod the
hell out of these things
with Mustang parts to make
them round turns real good.
My friend, Austin did it
and it’s pretty sweet.
You can find Crown Vics
for under two grand all day
on Craigslist.
The only problem is they
get pretty bad mileage.
And if you buy a Vic,
you have to hang out with Vic people
and they’re kind of weird.
– Hi, I’m weird.
– Okay, the big three grand.
I think if you’re in
high school or college,
this is a realistic
amount of money to save up
with a full-time job.
Case in point, this two
thousand one BMW 325i
with a five speed for 25 hundred bucks.
Sounds pretty good, right?
Well, it’s also a German
car with 192,000 miles.
So, buyer beware.
For three thousand dollars,
I think I have a better idea.
(upbeat music)
The Civic, two to three thousand dollars
is the land of the Honda Civic.
At this price, the cars
you’re going to find
are going to have pretty high mileage.
But it’s not hard to find some
that have been really well maintained.
Another good option in this price range
is the Acura Integra.
Very similar but looks a
little cooler, in my opinion.
But, you got to be careful
because Civics get stolen.
(metal clanking)
Hey, Nolan here, this Civic was actually
stolen about 12 hours
after we shot this episode.
We got it back though, so it’s okay.
If something does break,
OEM parts are super affordable
and working on Hondas is really easy.
Sure, your friends might call you a ricer
but you’ll have the last laugh
when they ask you for a ride
after drifting their 240SX into a wall
for the third time this year.
(car tires screeching)
Okay, so, four thousand dollars
is when things really
start getting serious
for fun, cheap cars.
You can find Miatas all day
between three and four thousand dollars.
(upbeat music)
Let me confess something to you.
I used to be a Miata hater.
I used to say that funny hair dresser joke
and buy into every other tired cliche.
But that was until I drove one.
There’s a reason people love the Miata.
That’s cause it’s freaking great.
At this price range,
you’re looking at late ’90s,
early ought’s, NA and NB Miatas.
There’s going to have a lot of mileage
but like the Civic,
the Miata’s pretty bullet proof.
Five thousand dollars,
we’re half way there.
Hopefully, you’re getting some ideas.
For five thousand, there’s
some really fun stuff
if you’re willing to dig for it.
The one car that stands out
to me in this price range,
is the first and second gen Mini Cooper S.
Like the Miata, the Mini
Cooper is another car
I think, has an unfair stigma.
(whistles)
People think it’s a chick car.
It’s cute.
It’s slow.
And practical.
But, I think the public is wrong
because I don’t believe in chick cars.
I believe in cool cars.
The Cooper S is cool.
And I’ll tell you why.
Two words, it’s supercharged.
That’s right.
From 2002 to 2006, the Mini Cooper S came
with a 1.6 liter supercharged engine
with a six speed manual as standard.
It’s awesome.
I don’t need to say anything else.
Something to keep in mind,
these things aren’t super reliable
and since they’re basically BMWs,
the maintenance might be a little pricey.
And apparently, they’re a
pain in the ass to work on.
But on the other hand, supercharger.
You can get one of these
for under five grand,
no proplem.
I’m thinking about saving up and doing it.
At six thousand dollars,
it’s kind of a weird mesh
mash of nicer examples
of car we’ve already talked about.
And less nice more expensive stuff,
we’ll talk about later.
But one thing that is a
consistent is an American classic.
The Jeep TJ and YJ Wrangler.
This is probably my biggest
odd ball pick so far.
And I stand by it.
Other cars on my list are
fun little sports cars
for zipping around town.
But what if you don’t care about that?
Wranglers aren’t the
fastest or the classiest.
But I promised, if you
test drive one of these
with the top off,
you’ll understand.
Jeeps offer a different kind of fun.
At this price point,
you’re going to find a
super cherry Wrangler.
But, come on, it’s a Jeep.
It doesn’t need to be
pretty, just needs to run.
You know, the more cars I
talk about on this list,
I want every one.
(upbeat music)
– For seven grand,
I think there’s a lot to
love in the Infinity G35,
and Nissan 350Z.
They are basically the same thing.
Obviously, this is not a
seven thousand dollar car.
But with that extra three thousands,
you can make yours your own.
The Infinity looks all grown up
– Mm, I can’t wait to
start my mutual fund.
– While the Z looks like
it just drove off the set
of Tokyo drift.
Personally, I think the
Infinity looks a tad better
but it really comes down
to personal preference.
You can fight me in the comments.
The differences don’t end there though,
inside the G35 has a backseat
while the Z only has two seats.
Apparently, the trunk is
bigger on the G35, too.
But you’re not buying one
of these to haul stuff.
You’re buying one of these to haul ass.
(crickets sounding)
It’s a joke.
The Z has the G35 slightly
beaten handling department
as it is lighter.
But the disparity between the
two isn’t super noticeable.
Also, quick side note, the
G35 also came in a sedan
with the six speed and that’s awesome.
Now, I want one of these, too.
Now that you’re in the
eight thousand dollar range.
I think it’s pretty safe
to start looking at Subarus.
Yes, it’s time!
At this price point,
you can expect the WRX
to have around 140,000 miles.
Now, I’m not a Subi expert by any means
but I think that’s when the
head gasket starts to go.
Regardless, seven to eight
is a really nice price point
for these cars.
That’s probably not what they are worth.
But, the Subi tax is a universal
things across the country.
You got to make some money back
on all those vapes you bought, I guess.
So, if you really want to
scratch that rally itch
and make all your bros jealous.
I think, you should realistically,
expect to pay that much.
They won’t be the nicest examples
and your probably not
going to find any STI’s
on that price point,
but they won’t be total piles either.
If you have nine grand burning
a whole in your pocket,
and you want something fun
I say, get an AMG.
Imagine, how sick you’ll
look rolling up to work
in this AMG C32.
Sure, it doesn’t have
a V8 like a real AMG.
I’m only half kidding.
But people can’t tell the difference
and that’s all that matters.
How about this S55?
It’s black, it’s cool.
I don’t care if these things
are ticking time bombs
that cost more than a year of rent.
It says AMG on the back and
that’s all that matters.
Nine thousand dollar AMGs are out there,
beware that they’re
going to probably break.
So, what is the most fun you can buy
for 10 thousand dollars?
Easy!
Honda S2000.
(upbeat music)
Yes, I’m going to end
my list of another Honda
but I don’t care.
Sure, a 10 thousand dollar S2K
is going to have a lot of miles on it
and it’s not going to
be in perfect condition.
But, that doesn’t matter.
In my time, I’ve driven a lot of cars.
I’ve ridden even more
and the S2000
is one of my absolute favorites.
There really is nothing
like being in one of those
things revving to nine thousand RPM.
So, obviously, that’s not every car
in the zero to 10 thousand dollar range.
I have some honorable mentions
which I will now do in one take
in no particular order.
Lexus sc300,
sc400,
is300,
old Taurus SHO,
Porsche Boxster,
Toyota MR2,
and MR2 Spyder,
Fiat 500 Abarth,
Volkswagen GTI,
Volvo 240,
BMW Z3,
Corvette,
Ford Focus SVT,
and MazdaSpeed 3.
If I forgot to mention a car
that you can get for
under 10 thousand dollars
that’ll be a good investment.
I obviously did.
Let me know in the comments.
Hopefully, this list has
given you some good ideas.
Now, get out there and spend some money.
Good for the economy.
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