The Car Connection's Best Used Car Finds For June 21, 2013

June 22, 2013

So, you're finally ready to buy your next vehicle. The shopping process can be a daunting task, but with millions of listings both new and used, The Car Connection can help you find the car, truck, or crossover you really want.

If it's a used vehicle you need, here's a shortcut. We've scoured our listings with our easy-to-use shopping tools to find a handful of vehicles we think could be great deals. You can do the same, on a desktop computer, or on our iPhone or Android app, too. Either way, you'll be able to connect to the dealer instantly to set up your own test-drive.

But what about those deals we found? This week, our used-vehicle suggestions range from a sports car to a pickup truck, from an SUV to a used luxury car. The best on our list this week follows:

2003 Toyota 4Runner used car

2003 Toyota 4Runner used car

2003 Toyota 4Runner

133,225 miles; $8,687

Gilbert, Arizona

Need to tow a four-wheeler to the sand dunes this summer? This 2003 Toyota 4Runner would do the trick. It has a 4.0-liter V-6 engine that has a reputation for being reliable. The tan exterior appears to be in good condition. Inside this 4Runner features leather seating surfaces, and an aftermarket Alpine radio. It's been on the market for just over 20 days, so you might have some wiggle room when it comes time to talk price. [See more used Toyota 4Runners]

2004 Nissan Sentra Spec V used car

2004 Nissan Sentra Spec V used car

2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

90,976 miles; $7,999

Parker, Colorado

This 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V just came onto the market, and it looks exceptionally clean. If you want a cheap, fun-to-drive compact sedan, this vehicle is a good option. It has a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine connected to a manual transmission. The Spec V model of the Sentra is the performance trim, with specific exterior and interior accents, along with upgraded suspension tuning and brakes. [See more used Nissan Sentras]

2002 Ford F-150 XLT used car

2002 Ford F-150 XLT used car

2002 Ford F-150 XLT

104,953 miles; $6,999

Des Moines, Iowa

If you need a pickup truck to haul stuff, you can't go wrong with a used Ford F-150. It's the best-selling truck in the U.S., and this one looks like a good value. Powered by a 4.6-liter V-8 engine, it has the power to tow thousands of pounds, and it has just over 100,000 miles on it. It already has aftermarket running boards installed to make entry and exit easier, and overall the truck appears to be in good condition. It's been on the market for over two months, so you'll be in a good position to negotiate on price. [See more used Ford F-150s]

2003 Acura TL Type S used car

2003 Acura TL Type S used car

2003 Acura TL Type S

118,089 miles; $6,900

Lodi, New Jersey

If you're looking for a luxury car on a budget, it's hard to beat this 2003 Acura TL Type S. It's loaded with leather, heated seats, alloy wheels, and automatic climate control. The built-in navigation system is a bit dated, but there's an aftermarket radio already installed. We like the metallic grey color, and the paint appears to be shiny. It's been on the market for over two months, so we'd suggest trying to negotiate on the price. [See more used Acura TLs]

2003 Nissan 350Z used car

2003 Nissan 350Z used car

2003 Nissan 350Z

125,670 miles; $9,493

Tampa, Florida

Summer is here, so maybe you want a sports car? This 2003 Nissan 350Z would make a great ride. It has a manual transmission and powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a nice growl to the exhaust note. Its silver paint looks to be in good condition and its interior looks like new. We like that it's stock, with no aftermarket modifications. [See more used Nissan 350Zs]

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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