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If you are shopping for a used car but need to stay within a certain budget, the Consumer Reports Used Car Buying Guide includes recommendations for best buys by used car price range.
Let's say you can afford to spend $8,000-$10,000 on a used car. In that price range, Consumer Reports recommends 15 brands and nearly 50 models. All cars on the list are considered to be the most reliable used cars in that price range.
*The price range represents what you'd be likely to pay for a typically equipped car with reasonable mileage.