Five of the safest used cars under $10k
Looking to buy a used car? We have five of the safest that won’t break the budget.
You don’t need a big budget to buy a safe car. That’s the message from RACV’s manager of vehicle engineering Michael Case following the release of the latest used car safety ratings. While Michael says people should always buy the safest car they can afford, he recognises that not everyone has the budget to splash out on a shiny new model with all the latest safety features. The good news is it’s possible to buy a second-hand car for less than $10,000 without jeopardising your safety or that of your family and friends.
Each year the Vehicle Safety Research Group in conjunction with Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) rates the safety of hundreds of older models based on their real-world performance in crashes. By analysing more than eight million police accident reports and related injuries from serious crashes in Australia and New Zealand, the experts award each model a safety rating from one to five stars. The more stars, the safer the car.
Here are five cars with a five-star used car safety rating, a decent service history and less than 150,000 kilometres on the clock that can be found online for less than $10,000.
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