by Mutimba Musonda from Zambia
Affordable vehicles are very easy to find, as long as you know where to look. However, it does take a bit of searching and patience to come across the best used car for your budget. However, in the end it’s all worth it when you get to find that perfect car at an amazingly affordable price! To get you started, here are four high-quality and affordable used cars you can buy from less than $500 through to less than $2,000 on BE FORWARD.
Most Affordable Used Car Under $500: Honda Fit
On BE FORWARD, one of the best cars you can grab for under $500, in my opinion, would have to be the the internationally acclaimed and award winning Honda Fit. This model has been one of the most affordable small cars in its category. This compact Hatchback is ideal for city driving as the consumption rate is very low, it offers plenty of storage for small families and the comfort to handling experience is good for lengthy driving in busy cities where heavy traffic is inevitable.
Exterior features of the Honda Fit include a wind resistance reducing design, clear front and rear headlights for easier nighttime driving, and a timeless aesthetic. Some notable interior features include full air-conditioning, a variety of compartments and cupholders for the driver and passengers, and a decent amount of leg and headroom to accommodate for taller individuals. I can recommend this unit for families as the safety ratings are good, the consumption is great, and the interior has enough room to accommodate kids. Apart from that, its cost to performance ratio makes this affordable hatchback almost a steal.
Most Affordable Used Car Under $1,000: Suzuki Swift
Another vehicle that’s worth our attention and can be bought for under $1,000 is the ever-popular Suzuki Swift hatchback. This model is well known for being especially efficient when it comes to fuel consumption, and generally offers a 1.2 litre petrol engine. This compact car has always been a favorite among city dwellers, as it is ideal for traffic congestion and maneuvering through narrow city roads thanks to its size and sharp power-steering capabilities.
The aerodynamics of the Swift make it less wind resistant and pretty fast in comparison to other superminis in its category. It features exceptional handling and performance, along with an extremely effective braking system. The interior features of the Swift include a CD tuner, audio controls socket, parcel shelf and deep glove compartment, and a unique high roof to comfortably fit the passengers and driver. The head and tail lamps are fitted with clear lenses to enhance headlight visibility in the dark and the streamlined bonnet also enhances its dynamic look. As you can see this model also boasts a very reasonable price tag, and with all of its unique and convenient features I would not hesitate to recommend this international award winner to any savvy used car buyers.
Most Affordable Used Car Under $1,500: Nissan X-Trail
The next in line for affordable cars is the Nissan X-Trail, with many models on offer for less than $1,500. With an engine capacity of 1990cc, this model was first launched in 2001. The X-Trail came onto the market with a bang, with a number of full-size SUV exterior and interior features presented within a more compact shell.
The interior of the X-Trail features high-quality air conditioning, a well as an above standard audio system, enough front and rear legroom to accommodate larger adults, and a cargo area with enough storage space to carry most supplies and items. When it comes to its exterior, the Nissan X-trail has excellent headlights as well as striking design features that are fitted within a body shape that is perfectly fit for an SUV in its category. I would most certainly recommend this car for medium to large families, as you can travel almost anywhere with this SUV without worrying about how you are going to come back.
Most Affordable Used Car Under $2,000: Mazda Axela Sport
Lastly, the most affordable car under the price of $2,000 is the Mazda Axela Sport. As its namesake suggests, this sedan is very sporty looking and also comes with an engine capacity of around 1,490cc, giving it an extra boost for those times when you may need to get from point A to point B in the least amount of time.
The interior of this model is wonderfully designed, with the steering conveniently mounted with volume controls for the stereo, as well as a lot of legroom for passengers, and a surprisingly spacious cargo area. The exterior of the car offers an attractive and aerodynamic body that can easily cut through any kind of wind resistance. The sporty suspension of this car is excellent and the fuel consumption is good. When it comes to handling the vehicle, it has a great overall performance and it’s very firm on the road. This car is recommended for couples or smaller families looking for a vehicle that both looks smooth on the road and offers good accommodation and conveniences.
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