It's the weekend, and maybe your plans include going and looking at used cars for you or your loved one. Or perhaps you are just helping out a friend with some car advice as they begin their search. No matter your reason for looking at used cars, The Car Connection is here to help with tons of information, and even an iPhone app.
With millions of used-car listings and thousands of vehicle reviews, we've got you covered. Once you've figured out what you're looking for, our easy-to-use tools can help narrow your search. You can sort by transmission type, color, mileage, year, make, model, and price.
This week we sifted through dozens of used vehicle listings to find you these deals. Ranging from a coupe and hatchback to family sedans, we've got you covered.
2009 Kia Optima used car
2009 Kia Optima used carEnlarge Photo
83,434 miles; $9,468
Traverse City, Michigan
While this Kia Optima might not be as exciting to look at as the current model, it's reliable and safe. It'll get you from point A to point B while not hitting your wallet hard at the pump thanks to its fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine. The ad states this 2009 Optima is for the Kia fanatics looking everywhere for that perfect, fuel-efficient car. It features power locks, windows, and mirrors, along with a USB port. It's only been on the market for seven days, so negotiations may not happen when it comes to price. [See more used Kia Optimas]
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt used car
2007 Chevrolet Cobalt used carEnlarge Photo
74,941 miles; $9,999
Overland Park, Kansas
So you want a coupe that's fuel efficient and won't break the bank? How about a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. This one is finished in bright yellow so you'll always be able to find it in a crowded parking lot. The description for this vehicle leaves a lot to be desired, pretty much everything. But for less than $10,000 it's hard to argue with the price. Plus, it's been on the market for 47 days already, so we would bet you have some room to negotiate that price further. [See more used Chevrolet Cobalts]
2003 Toyota Avalon used carEnlarge Photo
99,438 miles; $9888
If you are looking for a reliable family sedan, than we'd suggest you look no further than this 2003 Toyota Avalon. It has low miles for a 2003 and it's fresh on the market. It features leather interior, a sunroof, and alloy wheels. The 3.0-liter V-6 engine has plenty of power, and it's rather fuel efficient for its size. The automatic transmission in these cars is known to be reliable, and if it does break repair costs aren't outrageous. [See more used Toyota Avalons]
2008 Ford Taurus used car
2008 Ford Taurus used carEnlarge Photo
83,482 miles; $10,999
If you want a full-size sedan but want an American brand then this 2008 Ford Taurus might be right up your alley. Powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with an automatic transmission, this Taurus is bound to get you and your family where you are going in comfort. It features power locks, mirrors, and windows, along with fog lights. It's been on the market for about 27 days, so you might be able to haggle on the price a little. [See more used Ford Tauruses]
2007 Kia Rondo used car
2007 Kia Rondo used carEnlarge Photo
78.306 miles; $9,977
If your family is growing and you need a large hatchback to haul all the kids gear, this 2007 Kia Rondo may be the ticket. It features HID headlights (which we suspect is a conversion), alloy wheels, power locks, mirrors, and windows. There's even a small third row, though we really wouldn't recommend putting anyone other than a child back there as it's quite small. It's powered by a 2.7-liter V-6 engine with more than enough power to haul the family while still being more fuel efficient than an SUV. It's only been on the market for seven days, so pricing may be hard to negotiate. [See more used Kia Rondos]
As always, we highly recommend you have a trusted mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection on any used vehicle before you write a check. It's also a good idea to ask the dealership for the Carfax report.