KBB’s list of best used cars under $8,000 can help car shoppers choose their next ride

Those who are looking for an affordable used car can use the “10 Best Used Cars Under $8,000″ issued by Kelley Blue Book as a resource to find good choices. Prospective buyers who have been on the fence about purchasing a new or used car may want to make 2013 the year they commit to buying a vehicle, as pricing for used cars is the best it has been in the past couple of years. 

“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 R. 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.”

Some of these cars include the 2003 Acura TL, which has garnered a great reputation for reliability over the years and is priced lower than its competitors. KBB estimates that the retail rate will be at $6,768 as of January 29. The 2004 Honda Odyssey also made the list, and even though this minivan might not be the flashiest car on the road, it does offer a great deal of room with amazing safety ratings. The KBB estimated price for this vehicle is $6,816. 

Also on the list is the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab, which is perfect for those who have always wanted a truck. This truck is expected to be priced at $7,997. Drivers in the market for a more luxurious ride may want to check out the 2005 Volvo S60, as it has better fuel economy than many may think and is also a substantial size – plus, KBB priced it at $7,390. 

Buyers with so-so credit can benefit from a used car that is of good value, as they will likely not get too much money for an auto loan. Those who are trying to get the most bang for their buck should check out a third party lender, as buyers are more likely to get a better car loan there rather than from a dealership. 

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