The Car Connection's Best Used Car Finds For February 1, 2013

February 1, 2013

If you are preparing to purchase a used vehicle this weekend, we have you covered.

With over 3 million used car listings, and thousands of new vehicle reviews, The Car Connection is your one-stop-shop for all your automotive research needs. Our used car listings section has the ability to drill down your search by year, make, model, and much more. Our easy-to-use controls are here for you.

This week we've sifted through thousands of used car listings to bring you these five winners. From a pickup truck and SUV, to a muscle car, a station wagon, and a family sedan, we have you covered.

Before we get to this week's top picks, we want to remind you that we're happy to help you with your car research. Drop us a tweet on Twitter, or post on our Facebook fan page's wall.

2004 Subaru Outback used car

2004 Subaru Outback used car

2004 Subaru Outback

106,000 miles; $9,988

Lynnwood, Washington

This Outback speaks to us. With all-wheel drive it has you covered whether you're heading to the mountain for a ski run, or over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house. This Outback is powered by Subaru's 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine. The ad states it has a clean Carfax report and drives perfectly. It's loaded with options such as alloy wheels, sunroof, leather, and power seats. Subaru Outbacks are known to be reliable, and this particular car has been on the market for 157 days already. It's already had three price drops, so negotiations may go your way. [See more used Subaru Outbacks]

2003 Ford Mustang used car

2003 Ford Mustang used car

2003 Ford Mustang

53,389 miles; $8,988

Jacksonville, Florida

It may be winter, but it's still nearly 50 degrees in Florida.  Seems like the perfect time to buy a muscle car, and the Ford Mustang's a perennial favorite. This particular Mustang features a V-6 engine, but enthusiasts will appreciate the five-speed manual transmission. With only 53,000 miles, this pony has a lot of life left in it. The ad mentions how it's a racy ride, but not that sophisticated. But hey, that's part of the charm. [See more used Ford Mustangs]

1999 Chevrolet Silverado used car

1999 Chevrolet Silverado used car

1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

172,014 miles; $7,595

Belton, Texas

If you need a pickup truck to get you and the crew to the job site, but your significant other doesn't want it to be so junked out that you can't drive it to dinner, then this might be your next truck. The ad claims it is super clean and runs great. It all power locks, windows, and mirrors. The extended cab allows you to carry your crew, and the towing package will give you the ability to tow a Bobcat. It's only been on the market for six days, so negotiating power may be slim, but the truck looks pretty clean for not a ton of money. [See more used Chevrolet Silverados]

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee used car

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee used car

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee

94,188 miles; $9,995

Skowhegan, Maine

It's winter and that means sometimes you just need a vehicle capable of getting you through the snow. One of our favorite SUVs is the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and this particular used Grand Cherokee is a Laredo model. With a price under $10,000, and working four-wheel drive, it might make the perfect winter vehicle. While the V-6 engine in this Grand Cherokee limits your towing ability, it'll be easier on your wallet at the fuel pump. It's been on the market for 59 days already, and it's had a price drop of $5,000. [See more used Jeep Grand Cherokees]

2002 Toyota Camry used car

2002 Toyota Camry used car

2002 Toyota Camry

119,291 miles; $7,580

Wasilla, Arkansas

The ad for this particular car leaves a lot to be desired, as in the seller didn't put any description of the car in the ad at all. But we know it has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. With less than 120,000 miles on the odometer, we'd say this Camry is likely ready to give its next owner many more trouble-free miles. Camrys are known to be very reliable, and they aren't terribly expensive to repair when they do break. This Camry features power windows, locks, and cruise control. You'll be able to bump out the tunes with a CD player, and there's even a cassette deck. It's been on the market for 42 days, but at this price who knows long it'll last. [See more used Toyota Camrys]

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.

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