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Another year is almost upon us, which means more used cars will become cheaper because they are another year older. That works in your favor if you’re in the market since cars that were once out of your budget are now more affordable. Also, if your budget is below $10,000, one of these five cars could be right for you.

2011 Toyota Camry

2011 Toyota Camry front view
2011 Toyota Camry | Toyota

When it comes to used sedans, it doesn’t get too much better than the tried-and-true Toyota Camry. The 2011 Camry offers plenty of interior space, comfort, and fuel efficiency. This vintage Camry comes with either a four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine, plenty of room for five, and up to 32 mpg, according to the EPA. Best of all, you can find plenty of 2011 Camry examples selling for less than $10,000, with lower-mileage examples costing less than $20,000.

2012 Honda Accord

A front corner view of the 2009 Honda Accord
2009 Honda Accord | Honda

If the Toyota Camry isn’t for you, a used car like the Honda Accord might be. We recommend going with the 2012 model year for its exceptionally spacious cabin and cargo area, fuel-efficient and powerful engines, and low used market price. The 2012 Honda Accord has a Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price of around $9,000, and we found many used examples selling for less than $10,000 nationwide.

2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Volkswagen Golf in the snow
2014 Volkswagen Golf | Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Golf is a unique choice when shopping for a used car, but it’s a good one. The small hatchback may be a little less reliable than offerings from Honda or Toyota, but the Golf makes up for it in driving fun. There are plenty of 2014 to 2017 models selling for less than $20,000, and we found some for less than $10,000. To get the best value, pick the SE trim level for its leather seats, tech features, sunroof, and other amenities.

2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK

A silver Mercedes-Benz CLK
Mercedes-Benz CLK | Mercedes-Benz

If you don’t mind throwing caution to the wind, the 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK could be an interesting choice. Picking one of these cars could mean pricier repair bills, but it also means fun in the sun and wind through your hair while driving in style. The CLK has an available V8 engine, four seats, and the type of luxury you would expect from the German brand. That’s not bad, considering most of the examples we found cost less than $10,000 nationwide.

2009 Toyota Avalon

A front corner view of the 2009 Toyota Avalon
2009 Toyota Avalon | Toyota

The 2009 Toyota Avalon won’t have all of the modern amenities the later models have, but it’s a used car worth a look. The interior is filled with upscale materials, there’s a powerful V6 engine under the hood, and it has good safety scores and will keep everyone safe. Some notable features include reclining rear seats, dual-zone climate control, and leather seating. There’s even a six-disc CD changer, in case you want to break out your old collection. Either way, the best part of buying an older Avalon is that many are selling for under $10,000 nationwide.

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A new year is upon us, which means cheap used cars will be even cheaper, thanks to depreciation. If you have a super-low budget of under $10,000, check out one of these five cars.