The Chevrolet Cobalt is a compact car that was discontinued after the 2010 model year. The combination of being a compact car and having been discontinued makes it a good addition to our list of cars under $5000. In fact, you will find that a well-appointed 2010 Chevy Cobalt LT frequently retails for less than 5K. That is a great price for a car that can achieve 37 mpg on the highway.
Obviously, you are not going to be able to find a low mileage cream puff if you are searching for used cars under $5000. That doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a rust bucket with a gazillion miles, either. If you search carefully, you should be able to find a car with less than 150,000 miles from a well-known automaker. So, without further ado, let’s have a look at a few of the cars under $5000 that should be reliable transportation. For the sake of convenience, we have lumped automakers together. For instance, all Ford models are together, etc.
If their behavior is not part of the Design Analysis Matrix, the end result can and will most likely suffer in the customer’s hands. Engineers are problem solvers by nature, and they learned a valuable lesson with these ill-fated Japanese engines: It’s easier to design a mousetrap based on customer behavior than to train your customer to use the product as it was designed for in the first place.
The German automaker’s bold and ambitious plan of introducing no fewer than 8 new crossovers and SUVs by 2020 needs to start from somewhere. It would seem that the upcoming e-tron Quattro all-electric SUV is more than happy to provide that foundation. Scheduled to appear in time for MY 2019, the e-tron Quattro promises around 300 miles of all-electric range. The German automaker is already accepting orders in some European markets like Norway, and when it finally arrives, the e-tron Quattro’s price will likely be in the $80,000 range.