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As we approach summer, we know that means many of you are headed outdoors for some fun activities. From boating and hiking, to cruising the main strip, we've got you covered. We went through thousands of vehicles to find these gems just for you.
2003 Ford Mustang used car
66,547 miles; $8,988
South El Monte, California
When the sun's out and it's nice and warm, we love cruising the main strip in a convertible. The Ford Mustang is an American icon, and this particular Mustang will cost you less than $9,000. It has a manual transmission, letting you be more connected with the car, and the V-6 engine won't have you at the gas station every other day. It has low miles for a 2003 model, and the paint appears to be in good condition. We dig the alloy wheels, and wouldn't hesitate to take this pony to the beach. [See more used Ford Mustangs]
2000 Chevrolet Silverado used car
155,361 miles; $7,995
Perhaps you love to live your life on the lake during the summer and you need a vehicle to tow a boat. This 2000 Chevrolet Silverado would fit the bill. It has four-wheel drive in case the boat landing is at a steep angle, and the ad states it has good tires and a tonneau cover. For those of you who like to personalize your vehicles, this particular Silverado already has an aftermarket exhaust system for a little throatier exhaust note. [See more used Chevrolet Silverados]
2003 Subaru Forester used car
77,603 miles; $9,900
Perhaps you're an outdoorsy person who likes hiking, kayaking, and biking. If so, this 2003 Subaru Forester just might be the car for you. It has a terrific all-wheel drive system, a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, and Subaru's are known to usually be reliable. It has low miles for its age, and it looks to be in good condition. The leather seats add a touch of luxury to an otherwise very functional interior. There's already cross members for the roof rack, all you'll need are the attachments to be able to hold whatever outdoor equipment you might be taking with you. It's been on the market for over three months so you might be able to get the dealership to wiggle on the price. [See more used Subaru Foresters]
2002 Buick Park Avenue used car
82,630 miles; $7,495
If you are planning on taking long road trips, or maybe you just want to make the early bird special at Old Country Buffet with your buddies, this 2002 Buick Park Avenue will get you there in comfort. In fact, with the front bench seat you'll be able to haul five of your closest friends with you wherever you go. There's a massive trunk for all your luggage, and the 3.8-liter V-6 will get you where you're going while averaging nearly 30 mpg on the highway. [See more used Buick Park Avenues]
1998 Jeep Wrangler used car
145,823 miles; $7,747
Salt Lake City, Utah
If you haven't had the chance to drive around in the summer in a Jeep Wrangler with its doors and top off, well the you just haven't enjoyed summer. This Wrangler Sport is in great condition with shiny red paint and a brush guard on the front, that looks ready for some adventure. We dig the graphite-colored alloy wheels and black hard top. The 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder is known to be a reliable engine, too. This Wrangler's only been for sale for about eight days, so there might not be a ton of wiggle room when it comes to price. [See more used Jeep Wranglers]
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.