We searched deep into our inventories to find the 10 best used compact cars under $5000 for our budget-conscious shoppers. Obviously, these cars won’t have the most up-to-date technologies, nor will they feature high-end luxury content, but some are from premium brands so at least they'll have a certain level of upscale flair.
The good news is that both sedans and hatchbacks are available, attracting a wider range of customers, and those five-door entries can provide additional cargo space at any price. Is safety a priority? A number of these cars were IIHS Top Safety Picks, too, though that doesn’t mean they’d pass the current, more rigorous testing procedures.