The Best Cars You Can Buy for Under $10,000! | WheelHouse

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If you’re looking for a fun car for not a ton of dough, this is the video for you. Join Nolan as he suggests a fun car for every budget, from the Mazda Miata, Honda Civic and way beyond! Every car in this video is a guaranteed fun-haver!

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Donut Media
Donut Media Month ago
So which of these cars are you thinking about picking up? I can't choose! Let me know.
Tero M
Tero M Day ago
Toyota MR2 mk1 supercharged
Jake Vi
Jake Vi 2 days ago
S 2k :)
Zone Shark
Zone Shark 2 days ago
Just got an 09 G37s had a 04 G35 and it was one of my favorites...
IAmNotPeaceful 2 days ago
Lincoln Towncar.
theduckduncan 39 minutes ago
Don't forget about the B5 1.8T Quattro!! I LOVE mine, and working on it isn't really that bad tbh
ChummyEvening 54 minutes ago
04 Pontiac gto
Yaya 169
Yaya 169 3 hours ago
Who the hell would get w civic over a 325i
MR.Frosty Flakes
MR.Frosty Flakes 3 hours ago
Can no doubt find 90s mustangs that are under 10k
Giacomo Wilson
Giacomo Wilson 4 hours ago
It’s hard to insure some of those cars for younger drivers any suggestions?
s10 cody
s10 cody 5 hours ago
what about Cobalt SS? Good car do you think?
Locked_Hydro 5 hours ago
You can get a Subaru legacy BH5 Gtb E-tune for like 6k, twin turbo and 280 hp? Hell yeah
Zach Milligan
Zach Milligan 6 hours ago
Neon SRT-4 should have made the list, as well as a Fiesta ST. Also I owned an R53 Mini Cooper S and they aren't hard to work on if you know what you are doing and have the right tools, parts sure are expensive tho.
PradBitt_TV 10 hours ago
Under 10k not mentioned in the video and just off the top of my head; 90s Sentra SER 90s Mustang 5.0 90s 300zx TT 90s Trans Am WS6 90s GST or GSX Eclipse 03-04 SRT4 Plenty of cars out there under 10k that are pretty reliable, not german and don't have vtec
Jacob Shelton
Jacob Shelton 11 hours ago
4th gen trans am / camaro
XxEd_ApoelxX 12 hours ago
Aidun Klore
Aidun Klore 13 hours ago
MR2's, including the 3rd gen (hate fest coming) edit: covered in the last part my bad
Davy Rando
Davy Rando 15 hours ago
Charger R/T with a 5.7L Hemi V8 can be found for under $10,000.
mr butn
mr butn 20 hours ago
its an mx5, marketed as a miata in 'merica
Michael Krumrine
Michael Krumrine 22 hours ago
Mini coopers are shit! Do you even really know about cars, the best car on this list is the miatas.
The Auto Trio
The Auto Trio 23 hours ago
Definitely one of the better lists out there, I was so excited when this came out from Donut.
MR. X Day ago
Bull! You can’t buy a Subaru wrx in my city for under 20k (that runs) even old ones get modded out so much people want a so much over book it’s insane. Really shouldn’t be on this list but mustang for 8G and the 3000gt is would be great but most of them are 12g around here I have seen them under though
MR. X Day ago
Also s2000 can’t be bought for 10k around here unless it’s rusted out or missing the engine you’re looking at 18k minimum
Jesus Ovalle
Jesus Ovalle Day ago
Toyota Cilica GTS, Cobalt SS, Acura type S, 350z, ecs
Lisichka Day ago
idk how u people get those civics prices so low in my country a 1997-2000 civic costs around 8000€
Jeshua Padilla
you can get a used Scion FR-s for under 10k
Josue Hernandez
Srt 4
Edwin Hernandez
What about a mustang cobra terminator?
King Collin
King Collin Day ago
Pontiac firebird
Ben Chesterman
wrx sti , Hsv clubsport , Evo
Asad S
Asad S Day ago
I wouldn't touch a subaru with over 120k miles and I couldn't buy one under 18k with good miles. So went with a certified pre owned g37x which I love
Ben Chesterman
down under you can buy a 2004 wrx sti with 120,000km $12000usd
BigTunaJim Day ago
I recently picked up a 99 landrover disco2 with 109k miles for 3k
Daniel D
Daniel D Day ago
2007 Volvo S60R all day long. You can EASILY get one of those under 10k$ with under 100,000 miles. I used to have one with 67,000 miles for 9800$. What can you say about this car. It’s a combination of Luxury and Performance. It has one of the most comfy seats I’ve been on and the car is pretty damn roomy. And it’s fast, like at that era, 300hp is above good for a family car. And with some body kit and tune up, u can have a really good looking S60r with tons of fun. Only down side is it costs shit tons if u break down. For example one of those springs can cost u 600-800$. Also the car does have some electrical problem in the long run.
LSX_ moe
LSX_ moe 2 days ago
I am a mini cooper specialist. I would reccomend an r53 and even a turbo r56 for that matter that have low miles. Avoid the automatic ones as they begin to slip beyond 90,000 miles. The n14 r56 (2007-2011) are not what I would call reliable but when the run, they are a blast. I prefer driving the r56 but as far as reliability, the older, supercharged r53 is a better option
Marcello Mori
Marcello Mori 2 days ago
2005 Mazdaspeed Miata Turbo 2009 Mazda MX-5 NC RH 1998 Nissan S14 240SX Kouki 2003 Nissan Fairlady DE 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX Bugeye 2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder 2006 Infiniti G35 Coupé 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2005 Ford Mustang GT 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2006 Acura RSX Type S 2005 Lexus IS 300 2005 Dodge Neon SRT4 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T 2009 Volkswagen MKV GTI 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH 2009 Mazdaspeed 3 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2006 BMW E46 330Ci 2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth 2007 Volvo S60R 2011 Honda Civic Si 2005 BMW Z4 30i 2006 Audi TT 1.8 Quattro 2005 Toyota Celica GTS 2010 Scion TC 2006 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 2010 Mini Cooper S 2010 Dodge Charger R/T 2009 Saturn Sky Red Line 2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2013 Kia Forte SX Koup 2002 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro 1996 300ZX Twin Turbo 1993 Nissan S13 240SX 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 1999 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-Top 1987 Mazda RX-7 FC Turbo II 2002 Porsche Boxster Cabriolet S 1999 BMW E36 M3 1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 1986 Ford Foxbody GT T-Top 1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2006 Pontiac GTO 1993 Toyota MKIII Supra 1992 BMW E30 M3 1987 Toyota AE86 GT-S 1991 Porsche 944 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2002 Audi B5 S4 2006 Audi TT Quattro 1995 Volkswagen Corrado 1993 Toyota Celica All Trac Turbo 2000 Lexus SC 300 1988 Pontiac Fiero 2012 Ford Crown Victoria LX 1994 Suzuki Cappuccino
Zone Shark
Zone Shark 2 days ago
i wish i could find another set of Volk gt7 2 peices again....
DarkThemGamer 2 days ago
Does the rx7 is one of those?
Remy Brown
Remy Brown 2 days ago
8:03 I just realised thats the building from the office
Lucho majano
Lucho majano 2 days ago
for 2000-3000 ill get a nissan b13 vvl 200hp stock ..... and a lot more fastter then a civic .. really ..
PJ Manabat
PJ Manabat 2 days ago
acura TSX 1st gen 🙂
Randall Evans
Randall Evans 2 days ago
94 BMW 325i sedan with blown engine but working 5 speed manual. $1500 Rebuilt 3.2l e36 m3 engine. $2500-$3500 That leaves about $5000 for suspension, brakes, rim's and tires, racing seat, roll bar/cage upgrades. Best part is you will save on insurance because it's a sedan and not the sport coupe the m3 is classified in
Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen 2 days ago
E39 540i/6 picked mine up in great cosmetic condition, motor was sound, 6k i'm 2k into it including preventative maintenance and it is a great mesh of comfort and torque (320 ft/lb)
Terriante Gillispie
Where’s the mustang
Diana Corchuelo
Diana Corchuelo 2 days ago
hahaha stolen in a day. Glad yall got it back :D
Armando Galvan
Armando Galvan 2 days ago
Tony Sanborn
Tony Sanborn 2 days ago
Honda del sol lol
retaj mohammed
retaj mohammed 2 days ago
“ hi , I’m weird “ 😂 😂
DH 2 days ago
wow no 1990 to 1999 eclipse
the show of Mr. Andreas
Damian Bravo
Damian Bravo 2 days ago
Pontiac G6 or G8. Pretty cheap and amazing cars
NML dm0nXx
NML dm0nXx 2 days ago
Early oughts Cadillac CTS V sells for 7 to 10 k in MA
ItsMansionBridge Viber
No licence...
ItsMansionBridge Viber
I only drive a club car!
ItsMansionBridge Viber
By the way i was lying!
ItsMansionBridge Viber
I drove a audi R8 under 700!
icenine135 3 days ago
I've never found an S2000 for 10k or lower.
matthew giddens
matthew giddens 3 days ago
I had a r53 mini..the engine blew...and in order fix it the front end had to be disassembled to out in a new one
AWOL 43 3 days ago
Saab 9-3 2.0T?
Hunter Van Valkenburg
I drive a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT and absolutely love it! Not gonna be as fast as a lot of other things but if you can find the right road, you'll piss yourself laughing with how much fun you have.
Cisco James
Cisco James 3 days ago
98-02 ls1 Firebirds and Camaros can be had within this range as well
Chris Scars
Chris Scars 3 days ago
ummm S2000 good luck finding one at 10k
Sqwerpo andrizzrazz
You forgot about Doug demuro's cameramans 1$ Kia sephia
Derek Cleverley
Derek Cleverley 3 days ago
how about a toyota celica st205?
CFJ_ Gaming
CFJ_ Gaming 3 days ago
Any from England you can get a mr2 na for around £1k - £2k And a turbo £3 - £5 k
Brandon Walker
Brandon Walker 3 days ago
Got an '08 Legacy Spec.B for 9K. Still have it.
Brandon Walker
Ben Chesterman
Australia you can buy a 2006 Liberty (Legacy) GT sti ( 272hp)
EddieKing777 3 days ago
You forgot about the smart car 😑
Vizdd 3 days ago
S2000s are like 20-25k in Finland... fml
Evan Langston
Evan Langston 3 days ago
I dont hate the mini because its a chic car, I hate it because its a spiteful little mongrel.
Addictive Armadillo
Volvo s60r 😁
Probably Not A Chicken
I went for a flawless 500 abarth over an S2000. Much more fun because the weird factor does it all.
Kien Tran
Kien Tran 3 days ago
Lexus gs300 you missed
Eric Dary
Eric Dary 3 days ago
I didn’t like Miata until I found out that it’s mid engine.
Usama Ahmed
Usama Ahmed 3 days ago
David Jovanovic
David Jovanovic 3 days ago
I'm actually insulted... no mention to the car that actually set the stage for cars today.... The 3000GT VR4... Or even an Eclipse GSX... You failed me donut..
Lisichka Day ago
3000gt is the underdog legened and its also pretty reliable
Jordan Price
Jordan Price 3 days ago
The more reliable ones are the 3rd gens cuz the V6's are pretty reliable & sonewhat stout when built even tho they haven't reached over +1000hp yet (best is 800+) and the 4G64 2.4L ones are pretty dope too as they take the most power too when built :)
David Jovanovic
David Jovanovic 3 days ago
+Joseph Ashley yeah... you have a point😂😂
Joseph Ashley
Joseph Ashley 3 days ago
😂 he said "would be a good investment" lol I've built 3, would not reccomend.
Takumi Fujiwara
Takumi Fujiwara 3 days ago
You forgot my AE86
Bob Walsh
Bob Walsh 4 days ago
5:08 AYSH
Ronin Blackfyre
Ronin Blackfyre 4 days ago
Soo.... Not a single toyota?
Tyler Willingham
Tyler Willingham 4 days ago
Got a 02 wrx with 128,000 miles for 4,500. I feel much better about my purchase now.
DJ Luster
DJ Luster 4 days ago
Dude a Chevy c/k 1500 from the 90s is where it’s at. Cheap parts, reliable and fun to drive and modify
Tisser Monihen
Tisser Monihen 4 days ago
I'd go with a regular old Ford Taurus in the 1-3,000 range. I drove my 98 till it had 235k on the clock and the only reason I stopped driving it was because of the body rusting on the underside. Cheap to work on, reliable as the sun and comfortable.
King Crimson
King Crimson 4 days ago
I'm looking to get a new car. I have a 2001 vw jetta and I really like it but it's needing more maintenance than what's it worth. I want something reliable and practical but also fun and a little sporty. Preferably awd or fwd it gets really icy and messy in the winter.
oldtruck07 4 days ago
Picked up my Mercury Grand Marquise (Crown Vic) for $2,950 with 163k miles and super clean. I've beat the crap out of this car and it's still going at 203k miles. It hasn't missed a beat. My best car purchase ever.
Shifteeyy 4 days ago
Nissan 240sx s14
Byte Sized KidGamer
Disliked. I live in Singapore.
XxSloRidaxX RidaxX
Where’s the s197? I feel offended
smallcurti 4 days ago
Don't forget the e46 M3
Leo Weber
Leo Weber 4 days ago
Deuce And A Half needs to get its own video.
cancr aiden
cancr aiden 4 days ago
CorruptCarrot 4 days ago
wow.....cars are really expensive in the USA..... here in the netherlands youget an ok civic for 1000 bux...
LTKoby 4 days ago
2000 to 2005 Subaru’s pretty good
WaKaWaKa Whisky
WaKaWaKa Whisky 5 days ago
You can find all kinds of chargers for under $10,000 r/ts are fricken awesome and tons of fun!!
Chae Yi
Chae Yi 5 days ago
Acura RSX Type-S, Acura 3.2 CL Type- S, Golf GTI, Ford Mustang.... there are dozens of cool fun used cars, just get what you want.
Justin Magyar
Justin Magyar 5 days ago
2004-2008 Acura TL
LØx Shansway
LØx Shansway 5 days ago
Best small sports car: Suzuki CAPPUCCINO!
Anthony Pouliot
Anthony Pouliot 5 days ago
Wheres the Mustang 😅 for well under 10k you can have a GT and you can upgrade them pretty easily.
Gutz Gaming
Gutz Gaming Day ago
+W.D. Gaster I will say the newer mustangs are changing my opinion of them though
Gutz Gaming
Gutz Gaming Day ago
+W.D. Gaster nothing really just never been much of a mustang fan l. I would much rather find a Z28.
W.D. Gaster
W.D. Gaster Day ago
Whats bad about it?
Gutz Gaming
Gutz Gaming 2 days ago
He said good cars under 10k 🤩
evan hintz
evan hintz 3 days ago
Anthony Pouliot because they kill people 😂💀
Mr Glass
Mr Glass 5 days ago
I bought my first car for $1000 cash. It was a 1965 ford galaxy 500 xl and believe it or not it was a clean car with titles and everything. The only thus wrong with it was the frame.
joao Saraiva
joao Saraiva 5 days ago
what about in europe? :/
Benz Was here
Benz Was here 5 days ago
I can't fit into a miata.
MrTuxedoguy 5 days ago
Picked up my BMW 330ci with 70k miles for 6k
Fabián Armando Murcia Contreras
Is the Fiesta ST worth being in this list? 😔
Oskari Peuna
Oskari Peuna 5 days ago
Toyota Celica Carlos Sainz Limited Edition GT4
Alex Mathys
Alex Mathys 5 days ago
i got a 2004 s class with about 120k miles for 6,500 i thought i did pretty well
Alex Mathys
Alex Mathys 5 days ago
fight me nolan. 350z is the shit
Eggnog 5 days ago
Toyota Cheaser and Mark2 can be found under 10k easily i think ??
Ethio Centric
Ethio Centric 5 days ago
The information that you guys shared is really helpful when looking for a car, Thank you!
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