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What's a good second-hand car for $10,000?

Asked by Angela

My 20-year-old son is about to get his license. He is after advice on a safe and reliable 4WD or dual-cab as his first secondhand car. He will be using it for everyday running, work (possibly as a tradie), camping and adventure. He would like a manual.

We have a budget of $10,000-$15,000.

Answered by CarsGuide

4 Jan 2019 Graham Smith

Your budget will limit you to an older model, around 2008/2009, which will have higher kilometres, and be less safe and less reliable than a later model.

It’s hard to go past a Toyota HiLux, but try to find one that hasn’t been beaten up by a tradie, or used extensively in the bush or off-road.

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