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10 Best Used Cars Under $8,000 Named By

Kelley Blue Book Editors Select Variety of Top Affordable Used Cars; 2007 Honda Civic Takes No. 1 Spot

Apr 10, 2014

IRVINE, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoppers in the market for an affordable used car can see the models recommended most in the 10 Best Used Cars Under $8,000 by the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.  Taking the top spot on this annual list for 2014 is the 2007 Honda Civic.

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For this collection of recommendations, editors compiled a list of all 2004-and-newer used cars with a Kelley Blue Book® Retail Value of less than $8,000 as of February 2014.  Then they handpicked 10 standouts based on a variety of factors including reputation and desirability, with one luxury model that surprisingly starts just under $5,000.

"Car shoppers in the market for a used vehicle in 2014 are in luck, because as the quality of new cars continues to improve, so does the pool of used cars," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's  "The Honda Civic tops this annual list again with a bulletproof reputation for reliability and long-lasting quality. The fuel-efficient Civic is comfortable on the highway, responsive around town, and maintains its solid, refined feel for many years."'s 10 Best Used Cars Under $8,000 for 2014





2007 Honda Civic



2011 Hyundai Accent



2005 Honda Accord



2005 Toyota Camry



2007 Mazda3



2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500



2005 Honda Pilot



2004 Toyota Prius



2007 Ford Escape



2005 Volvo S60


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Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.  Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Suggested Retail Values, and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new cars this week.  The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies, and governmental agencies.  Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. is a subsidiary of AutoTrader Group, which includes, vAuto, VinSolutions and HomeNet Automotive.  AutoTrader Group is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises.

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