Top 10 Best Under $4000 Used Cars For Sale

With an ever increasing budget for day to day expenses, purchasing of used in cars in mint condition has become a lucrative market both for the seller and the buyer. Students can now afford to own one without having to worry about the extra burden on their pockets. In this article, we will provide a brief insight about used cars under $4,000:

10. 1994 4th Generation Ford Mustang


Came out in 1994, this mustang was based on an updated rear wheel drive Fox platform, ‘Fox-4’. The car is available in 4.6 liter V8 and 3.8 liter V6. New edge body styling and larger wheels make it a really awesome model to glare at. The car carries the ‘American Muscle Car’ look all the way.

In today’s market, you can buy this 4th generation Mustang at about $2000+, in almost mint condition. It is a great drive for students aspiring to own an icon at its best.

9. 1st Generation Audi A4


This model was launched in the US markets in 1996, and was available till 2001. It is a good option for students who prefer to drive German automobile engineering marvels. The car is available in turbocharged 1.8 liter and 2.8 liter V6 engines. Besides the car itself, the accessories are also a reason why the car is good buy for students. It is available with stock premium quality leather seats, Bose audio systems and Audi’s all wheel drive kit.

The car can be bought in mint condition today for a price tag of $2500-$3500.

8. 10th Generation Ford F-150


This model was introduced in late 1996, with upgraded aerodynamics, larger interior and better fuel economy. The SuperCab variants also possess three doors and four doors options for easy access to the rear seats. It is available with a 5.4 liter engine. This car is particularly useful for hauling cargo on the rear cargo bed, as well as a perfect fit for lovers to gaze at the night sky lying in the cargo bed.

The price of this model starts from $1000+, and price varies depending on the condition and model.

7. 3rd Generation Volkswagen Jetta


Launched in late 1992, this car was at one point the best selling Volkswagen in the US. Apart from the marvelous German engineering and design, the car serves as a legend in the Volkswagen community for its low carbon emissions.

This model can be bought for around $1500+.

6. 6th Generation Honda Civic


Came out in 1996, this car is a favorite among car enthusiasts. First of all, it is a Honda; it offers a better option for people who prefer a reliable transport but doesn’t have much cash to spend. The car is available in 1.6 liter engines producing a decent 108 horsepower.

Honda vehicle retain their values. So you would probably be looking at $2000-$4000 for buying one.

5. 2nd Generation Hyundai Accent


Came out in 1999, the car featured increased dimensions and a sportier look. This is an example of a budget no-nonsense car which will be ready to carry you as per your desire. The car is available in 1.6 liter 16-valve DOHC and 12-valve SOHC engines.

The car has a low resale value, so you can put your hands on one of these for $1000-$2000.

4. 1996 Volkswagen Beetle


This car has been in production since ages, and has developed a group of enthusiasts for the name itself. Powered by an 8-valve 2.0 liter motor, a 1.8 liter turbo or a 1.9 liter TDI, these cars are healthy for your pockets, as it offers a pretty good fuel economy.

15 years of production of these cars will allow you to buy one in mint condition for less than $2000.

3. 1st Generation Honda Insight Hybrid


Launched in 2001, this car was Honda’s first production model to carry Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist System. This car still ranks as the most fuel efficient US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified gasoline vehicle, with a highway fuel economy of 61 miles-per-gallon. Being a hybrid, the car will be a life saver if you are tight on cash.

This car is the most expensive on this list at $4000.

2. 2nd Generation Ford Explorer


Came out in 1995, this SUV is available in 4.0 liter Cologne V6 engine, and independent front suspension. Dubbed as the ‘Poster Boy’ of the SUV age, this car is a great option for hauling passengers and cargo over long distances. Since the petroleum prices have cooled off, this a perfect vehicle for all your equipments and friends while going on a road trip.

The car is available within a price range of $1500-$3000.

1. 8th Generation Mitsubishi Galant


Launched as the 1996 model, it is a 16-valve 2.4 liter sedan, carrying a potent punch. It is known for its reliability and build. It also features a sportier look than its preceding models.

The car can be bought in mint condition at a price tag of $1500.

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