Models under 7000$:
- 2004 Dodge Stratus SE
Stratus is Dodge’s version of the sedan also sold as the costlier Chrysler Cirrus and is little changed for 2000 pending a 2001 redesign.
Stratus starts with an entry-level SE model. Manual-transmission SEs get a 135-hp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Automatic-transmission SEs get a 150-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder at no extra cost
- 1999 Honda Accord LX
- 2002 Ford Explorer XLS
All-wheel drive and a DVD entertainment system are newly available on America’s best-selling SUV for 2003. Explorer is available with a 3rd-row seat for 7-passenger capacity and comes with a V6 or V8 engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. Available with either engine is rear-wheel drive; Ford’s ControlTrac 4WD that can be left engaged on dry pavement; and, for ’03, all-wheel drive. The AWD system is shared with the similar Mercury Mountaineer, and unlike ControlTrac, does not include low-range gearing. Antilock 4-wheel disc brakes are standard and Ford’s AdvanceTrac antiskid system is optional.
- 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
- 2000 Chrysler Sebring
Two significantly different cars share the Sebring badge. The convertible is based on the Chrysler Cirrus sedan. The coupe shares its Mitsubishi-based components with the Dodge Avenger. The convertible outsells the coupe 2-1. More standard equipment for the base-level coupe heads a short list of changes for 2000 as Sebring prepares for a 2001 redesign.
What kind of best used cars under $7000 can you find today? There are actually quite a few bargains available. Of course, they’ll be older models, and most likely won’t have all the extras. Some will be discontinued cars and may even be hard to find. Do all the right things such as get a professional inspection and obtain a vehicle history report – before you make an offer.