American Used Cars for Less Than 5000 in Des Moines

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There are plenty of consumers in Des Moines, Iowa who bombard the internet with questions of what type of used cars under $5000 are worth buying, and they all receive the same answer which is to buy a Honda Civic or Toyota Camry. Now there is nothing wrong with either of these two vehicles as they both provide excellent qualities to drivers, but lets not forget that there are quality American made automobiles in your price range that are worth considering. Both Ford and Chevrolet have done a great job through the years of manufacturing vehicles that have proven to be competitive with Japanese companies.

2005 Ford Focus

(Vehicle images based on 2012 models)
 
Ford FocusIn the most recent years the Ford Focus has slowly become one of the most popular compact sedans to come out of the United States. The Focus provides drivers with many of the same amenities that are found in Civic and Camry, which helps it be very competitive with most of the Japanese manufacturer. One of the best features that make this used car comparable to its competitors is the great fuel economy it receives out of its 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine. With this type of engine you can expect to get about 22 city miles per gallon and 32 highway mpg which is on par with what you can receive from a Toyota Camry and Honda Civic, but at a lower price.
 
Ford also made a point to provide car buyers with larger selections in different trims and body styles when they are shopping for used autos for less than $5000 in Des Moines. When you're at a local dealer you can expect to see a Focus in a sedan form, hatchback form, and even the occasional wagon which helped consumers who have different preferences. This vehicle also handles well on the road and offers you an extremely spacious interior despite it being a compact automobile.
 

2004 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet MalibuWhen you're in the market for a mid-size sedan a great selection that you could target is the Chevrolet Malibu. In most markets the Toyota Corolla and Honda Accord are top favorites in this class due to the space and performance they provide consumers with, but the Malibu was great introduction into this class. This used vehicle offers consumers plenty of ample cabin space for passengers and additional cargo that you may have with you. This is one of the reasons why the Malibu makes for such an excellent family vehicle along with added safety features.
 
There also is the added benefit that you can expect to receive from a 2.2L four-cylinder engine or 3.5L V6 engine that comes with this car. Both engine choices provide consumers with ample gas mileage that are commonly found in the Accord as you can receive either 21 city/31 hwy mpg or 20/29 mpg. The Malibu was also a much more stylish selection when compared to some of the choices that Honda and Toyota made available to the public. The combination of these things alone help make the Chevy Malibu worthy of your purchase as an alternative to some of the Japanese models that are often offered at local dealerships in Des Moines.
 

2004 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala Another great choice you can make when considering pre-owned automobiles for less than 5000 is the Chevrolet Impala which has continued to get better through the years. This is one used car that can be commonly found at a local car lot and is priced considerably cheaper than most Honda and Toyota models from 2004. Also contrary to what some people may think the Impala has proven to be fairly durable when it is properly taken care and is taken in for service on the consistent basis.
 
The older models of this sedan were not overly flashy or designed to captivate most customers, but its overall performance was not a let down. The Impala demonstrated good handling and steering ability which proved to be a compliment to its powerful 3.4L V6 engine that received 19 city and 29 highway miles per gallon. The true selling point for this vehicle was in the interior as it offered consumers to interior spacing to seat up to six passengers if needed.
 
To go along with these three sedans the Ford and Chevrolet manufacturers also made a point to provide some of the most popular trucks, SUVs, and sports cars that have been difficult to match. These vehicles can perform on equal level with most foreign automobiles from Honda and Toyota, as well as provide a decent durability reputation. So the next time you have someone tell you that there are no good American made vehicles to choose from in the $5000 dollar price range, simply point them to the long history of automobiles that have come from two out of the three major manufacturers in the United States.
 
 
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