The Car Connection's Used Car FindsEnlarge Photo
If you are planning to go car shopping this weekend, have no fear, The Car Connection is here. With millions of used-car listings, and thousands of new-car reviews, we've got your back when it comes to researching and locating your next ride.
Our used-car listings are a cinch to look through, as our easy-to-use sliders give you the ability to sort through your search results. From year, make, and model, to color and transmission type, it's not hard to find the car you're dreaming of.
This week we've sifted through thousands of used cars to bring you some real winners. From family sedans to a box-on-wheels, we have what you're looking for.
2007 Honda Element used carEnlarge Photo
120,016 miles; $9,979
Nanuet, New York
The Honda Element isn't the prettiest vehicle on the planet, but it's really functional. With rear-hinged back doors that allow you to get in and out of the backseat with ease, to the folding rear seats that can form a bed, it's like the Swiss Army knife of vehicles. This particular Element has all-wheel drive which will make it easier to get through the woods to your trail head. It's been on the market for nearly three months, so we'd suggest you try to negotiate the price a bit. [See more used Honda Elements]
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R used carEnlarge Photo
117,106 miles; $9,500
This Nissan Altima is a great family sedan that has a well-tuned suspension and comfortable interior. This particular Altima is the SE-R trim which is the sport model. It features firmer suspension, larger alloy wheels, a six-speed manual transmission, and a body kit that isn't tacky. We like the understated design, and the 3.5-liter V-6 is no slouch. The Altima has a reputation for being reliable. [See more used Nissan Altimas]
2009 Ford Focus used carEnlarge Photo
64,751 miles; $9,995
The Ford Focus offers a lot of bang for your buck. It has a well-packaged interior and its four-cylinder engine is fuel-efficient. We like the Vista Blue metallic paint on this Focus, and it has just under 65,000 miles on the odometer. It features power locks, windows, and mirrors, and keyless entry. It's been on the market for about a month and a half, so there might be some wiggle room on the price. [See more used Ford Focuses]
2006 Mazda 6 used carEnlarge Photo
81,290 miles; $9,995
The Mazda 6 has always been one of the most fun-to-drive midsize family sedans on the market, and this particular 6 is a one-owner car with less than 82,000 miles on it. Both the exterior and interior appear to be in really good shape, and the V-6 engine should pull this sedan with ease. It's only been on the market for six days, so you might need to act fast to snag this one. [See more used Mazda 6s]
2005 Chrysler 300 used carEnlarge Photo
113,533 miles; $9,995
If you are looking for a fuel-efficient, cheap, full-size family sedan, then this 2005 Chrysler 300 may be the ticket. It has a small 2.7-liter V-6 engine with about 113,000 miles on it. It features power locks, windows, mirrors, and alloy wheels. The interior has leather seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. It's fresh onto the market and might not last through the weekend. [See more used Chrysler 300s]
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.