Five Under $5,000: The Best Cheap Cars We Found For Sale (Las Vegas Edition)

Las Vegas, Nevada can be a treasure trove of cheap cars. Its metropolitan area is quite large and attracts people from across the United States to work in its industries, from casinos and entertainment to defense and government work. It’s also not too far from the most populated areas of Southern California, so if there’s a screaming deal to be done in Sin City, it’s easy for Californians to catch a cheap flight to get there. check.

While much of the metro area is a flat valley in the middle of the desert, winding mountain roads are right next to it, as is the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and excellent off-road trails, so all shapes automotive enthusiasm have a chance to flourish. Although, even for those who aren’t so enthusiastic about their automotive choices, the dry, arid desert does wonders for keeping pesky rust at bay (although it’s not kind to rubber components, the clear coat, etc.), so cars have a chance of surviving a bit longer than in places like the Midwest.

Here are five Craigslist finds in the Las Vegas metro area that might suit almost anyone.

Beware: The Garage’s “five under five” highlights five cars listed under $5,000 in a specific geographic region. The idea is to keep a finger on the pulse of the low-end car market and provide context on the current state of what’s on Craigslist. Be advised: we don’t know these sellers and haven’t seen any of these cars in person. We’re just sharing them based on what appears in the ad, so get your wallet out at your own risk!

Luxury at a Big Discount: 1997 Mercedes Benz E320

  • Mileage: 148,500
  • Price: $2,500
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This 1997 Mercedes Benz E320 would be a great choice for the connoisseur of old school German luxury. I could see it looked pretty exceptional with a little elbow grease, maybe just after a thorough detailing session and having its wheels refinished. It would probably help to have a DIY mind for maintenance and any potential issues, and this thing won’t win any drag races, but man, what a great cruiser and car and cafe entrant. Shoot, I’m pretty inclined to find out about this one myself.

The economical family hauler: 2010 Mazda 5

  • Miles: 150,000
  • Price: $4,200
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The Mazda 5 is perhaps the most underrated minivan (do as the Brits do and call it an MPV), ever. I had one for hire years ago, and found it to be an excellent cargo hauler, people hauler, and it even did a decent job of hauling itself, thanks to its naturally aspirated 2.3-liter Mazda MZR four-cylinder engine. This one has 150,000 miles on it, and while Mazda interiors often crumble with age (I’m a proud two-time owner), this example doesn’t look too bad inside. like outside.

The owner reports that it is in good condition and the price is a good place to start a little negotiation.

The Business Daily: 2013 Honda Insight

  • Miles: 198,298
  • Price: $4,500
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This 2013 example of the Honda Insight appears to be in good overall condition and features crucial recent work, such as two new catalytic converters. When new, they got 41 mpg city and 44 mpg highway, and I can note from personal experience that they’re a comfortable and reasonably quiet place for a budget Japanese compact. These have had a few recalls so like any used car it’s a good idea to check for them before visiting him.

I also like the jib cut from this seller. They took great photos, the description is well detailed and they don’t want any BS – show up and drive the car if you have any questions or are considering a little negotiation.

Project Potential: 1979 Datsun 210 Wagon

  • Mileage: 73,000
  • Price: $1,800
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Now, my friends, that’s a project car daydream. Imagine grinding out rust, repairing bodywork, painting it, adding some Watanabe, and clean it up, then do some suspension, drivetrain and chassis mods, and throw a Nissan SR20 under the hood. The end result would be one hell of a fun track, drift or car show courier…or all of the above!

That also seems like a deal. Of course the engine has a stuck valve and it needs some body work. Presumably it needs a long checkup in terms of brakes, tires, alignment, etc. But $1,800 is a great starting point. Especially if you can imagine drifting it around the track to your little heart’s content like I can.

The Tough Bird: 2001 Ford Ranger

  • Miles: 152,345
  • Price: $3,500
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This generation of Ford Ranger definitely belongs to the Best Of list of the Dearborn brand. They generally sound like indestructible, faithful little pickups, and this one even comes with a manual transmission. Even though shifter travel is probably as wide as the crater of SedanI’m glad he’s here.

This example appears well maintained and generally looks clean. Even the air conditioning works. This could be a great work truck or leaf through the catalog and make it a king of 2WD off-road trails.

Previous regions featured on ‘5 Under 5’

You probably won’t be able to buy the exact cars in these previous window-shopping previews, but they should still give you an idea of ​​the kind of gear available in different corners of the United States.

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