The Best Cars You Can Buy for Under $10,000! | WheelHouse

  • Published on Apr 15, 2019
  • Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this video. The first 500 people to sign up at this link in the will get their first 2 months for free
    If you’re looking for a fun car for not a ton of dough, this is the video for you. Join Nolan as he suggests a fun car for every budget, from the Mazda Miata, Honda Civic and way beyond! Every car in this video is a guaranteed fun-haver!

    Hosted by Nolan Sykes
    Edited by Alex I. Rodriguez
    Animation by Alex I. Rodriguez
    Written by Nolan Sykes
    Directed by Alex I. Rodriguez & Zach Redpath
    Producer: Kristina Nikolic
    Executive Producer: Josh Mattingly
    WheelHouse answers all the questions about the automotive world you never thought to ask. Nolan Sykes looks at the history, sociology and psychology behind the cars you love, and the features you might overlook.
    Some of our best videos ever are coming out soon, stay tuned so you won't miss a thing!
    ►Subscribe here:
    Check out more Donut Media Videos:…
    Want a Donut shirt or sticker? Visit
    Like us on Facebook:
    Click here if you want to learn more about Donut Media:
    Donut Media is at the center of digital media for the next generation of automotive and motorsports enthusiasts. We are drivers, drifters, and car enthusiasts who love to tell stories.
  • Autos & VehiclesAutos & Vehicles

Comments • 9 182

  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  Month ago +714

    So which of these cars are you thinking about picking up? I can't choose! Let me know.

    • Kajon Wiemann
      Kajon Wiemann 2 days ago

      Pontiac Solstice GXP/Saturn Sky Turbo

    • Tero M
      Tero M 3 days ago

      Toyota MR2 mk1 supercharged

    • Jake Vi
      Jake Vi 4 days ago

      S 2k :)

    • Zone Shark
      Zone Shark 4 days ago

      Just got an 09 G37s had a 04 G35 and it was one of my favorites...

  • Nathan
    Nathan 2 hours ago

    I found a mint condition 98 Mustang GT with 104k miles clean title smogged and tagged with a clean carfax for 3k flat , Meanwhile a friend of mine got a new edge GT with 150k and completely shit interior and exterior no smog or tags for 2500 , a couple weeks later his spark plug blew out the cylinder and he couldn't fix it then a couple months later it got towed from my front yard cause he had no tags... Long story short be patient you can find something good buy out of impulse and you're gonna have a bad time.

  • Demo Plays
    Demo Plays 4 hours ago

    I found a Nissan 350Z for $5-7K

  • Ed Y.
    Ed Y. 12 hours ago

    6:03 emily 😻 ❤️

  • JkeRubio ENT
    JkeRubio ENT 14 hours ago

    Obviously you forgot about 86-04 mustang gts or 96 camaro z28

  • despicablecbr600
    despicablecbr600 17 hours ago

    I bought my miata for 4500 with 31k, original owner, garage kept and mint af 5 speed with the hard s package

  • Viper5780
    Viper5780 23 hours ago

    1st gen Scion Tc w/5speed. Cheap, reliable, and fun!

  • Anas Dynamite
    Anas Dynamite Day ago

    6:02 I want to talk with the owner please!!
    I want the car.🙄

  • Alberto Flores
    Alberto Flores Day ago

    No SRT 4?

  • carsNcuts
    carsNcuts Day ago

    1st gen cts v

  • Josh Meyers
    Josh Meyers Day ago

    B5 s4 🤷‍♀️

  • Robo Letko
    Robo Letko Day ago

    Audi A4

  • Kornjacin Vrac
    Kornjacin Vrac Day ago

    U can get Nissan 300zx

  • Mike Pizzo
    Mike Pizzo Day ago

    Late 90 to early 2000's mustang gt

  • ImYeetingFoe
    ImYeetingFoe Day ago

    Can you make one of these but like for SUVs ❤

  • forcealpine87
    forcealpine87 Day ago

    In Canada, Honda S2000's are $25-30k.

  • Nigel Thornberry

    New Jersey is a state not a city

  • ShogunAP
    ShogunAP Day ago

    New edge mustangs you can get for 4k

  • Younus Bullet
    Younus Bullet Day ago

    Yes, Toyota Corolla under 10k... Most reliable, durable, resale value too ❤️

  • Kaden McFarland
    Kaden McFarland Day ago

    What happened to the Toyota Matrix?

  • A Vega
    A Vega Day ago +1

    Z is better I’ll actually fight you

  • Dread Kingxp
    Dread Kingxp Day ago


  • Unknown
    Unknown Day ago

    For all the subie nation bros I found that importing a good 97-04 only costs between 6k-10k. Check TradeCarView that’s where I found cheap subies

  • Ari Nucci
    Ari Nucci Day ago

    I personally think a Scooby 2.5rs ej205 swap should have made the list. It's like a knock off wrx sti coupe, which is like the best thing ever *cough* 22b...

  • Hudson Svigals
    Hudson Svigals Day ago +1

    0:41 didn't know New Jersey was a city

  • Put Use
    Put Use Day ago

    The more you guys videos like this, the more the value goes up for them

  • Mayo DPD
    Mayo DPD Day ago


  • SMG
    SMG Day ago

    7th Gen Toyota Celica GTS, I got mine for $2600 with 183,000 with a freshly rebuilt engine

  • Auguste Valley
    Auguste Valley Day ago +1

    Honestly surprised a new edge mustang didn’t make it on here, good torque, pretty cheap

  • Mugetsu.
    Mugetsu. 2 days ago

    *Forgets the 350z* 💀😂

  • Joshua Lee
    Joshua Lee 2 days ago

    2M subs soon!

  • Smiley Bear
    Smiley Bear 2 days ago

    Eg or ek hatch over miata for me

  • timo musgrove
    timo musgrove 2 days ago

    locally s2000s go for 20+k cad

  • theduckduncan
    theduckduncan 2 days ago +2

    Don't forget about the B5 1.8T Quattro!! I LOVE mine, and working on it isn't really that bad tbh

  • ChummyEvening
    ChummyEvening 2 days ago

    04 Pontiac gto

  • Yaya 169
    Yaya 169 2 days ago

    Who the hell would get w civic over a 325i

  • MR.Frosty Flakes
    MR.Frosty Flakes 2 days ago

    Can no doubt find 90s mustangs that are under 10k

  • Giacomo Wilson
    Giacomo Wilson 2 days ago

    It’s hard to insure some of those cars for younger drivers any suggestions?

  • s10 cody
    s10 cody 2 days ago

    what about Cobalt SS? Good car do you think?

  • Locked_Hydro
    Locked_Hydro 2 days ago

    You can get a Subaru legacy BH5 Gtb E-tune for like 6k, twin turbo and 280 hp? Hell yeah

  • Zach Milligan
    Zach Milligan 2 days ago

    Neon SRT-4 should have made the list, as well as a Fiesta ST. Also I owned an R53 Mini Cooper S and they aren't hard to work on if you know what you are doing and have the right tools, parts sure are expensive tho.

  • PradBitt_TV
    PradBitt_TV 3 days ago

    Under 10k not mentioned in the video and just off the top of my head;

    90s Sentra SER
    90s Mustang 5.0
    90s 300zx TT
    90s Trans Am WS6
    90s GST or GSX Eclipse
    03-04 SRT4

    Plenty of cars out there under 10k that are pretty reliable, not german and don't have vtec

  • Jacob Shelton
    Jacob Shelton 3 days ago

    4th gen trans am / camaro

  • XxEd_ApoelxX
    XxEd_ApoelxX 3 days ago +1


  • Aidun Klore
    Aidun Klore 3 days ago

    MR2's, including the 3rd gen (hate fest coming)
    edit: covered in the last part my bad

  • Davy Rando
    Davy Rando 3 days ago +2

    Charger R/T with a 5.7L Hemi V8 can be found for under $10,000.

  • mr butn
    mr butn 3 days ago

    its an mx5, marketed as a miata in 'merica

  • Michael Krumrine
    Michael Krumrine 3 days ago

    Mini coopers are shit! Do you even really know about cars, the best car on this list is the miatas.

  • The Auto Trio
    The Auto Trio 3 days ago +3

    Definitely one of the better lists out there, I was so excited when this came out from Donut.

  • MR. X
    MR. X 3 days ago

    Bull! You can’t buy a Subaru wrx in my city for under 20k (that runs) even old ones get modded out so much people want a so much over book it’s insane. Really shouldn’t be on this list but mustang for 8G and the 3000gt is would be great but most of them are 12g around here I have seen them under though

    • MR. X
      MR. X 3 days ago

      Also s2000 can’t be bought for 10k around here unless it’s rusted out or missing the engine you’re looking at 18k minimum

  • Jesus Ovalle
    Jesus Ovalle 3 days ago

    Toyota Cilica GTS, Cobalt SS, Acura type S, 350z, ecs

  • Lisichka
    Lisichka 3 days ago

    idk how u people get those civics prices so low in my country a 1997-2000 civic costs around 8000€

  • Jeshua Padilla
    Jeshua Padilla 3 days ago

    you can get a used Scion FR-s for under 10k

  • Josue Hernandez
    Josue Hernandez 4 days ago

    Srt 4

  • Edwin Hernandez
    Edwin Hernandez 4 days ago

    What about a mustang cobra terminator?

  • King Collin
    King Collin 4 days ago

    Pontiac firebird

  • Ben Chesterman
    Ben Chesterman 4 days ago

    wrx sti , Hsv clubsport , Evo

  • Asad S
    Asad S 4 days ago

    I wouldn't touch a subaru with over 120k miles and I couldn't buy one under 18k with good miles. So went with a certified pre owned g37x which I love

    • Ben Chesterman
      Ben Chesterman 4 days ago

      down under you can buy a 2004 wrx sti with 120,000km $12000usd

  • BigTunaJim
    BigTunaJim 4 days ago

    I recently picked up a 99 landrover disco2 with 109k miles for 3k

    • Adrian R
      Adrian R Day ago

      BigTunaJim wait till u gotta buy parts for it 😂

  • Daniel D
    Daniel D 4 days ago

    2007 Volvo S60R all day long. You can EASILY get one of those under 10k$ with under 100,000 miles. I used to have one with 67,000 miles for 9800$. What can you say about this car. It’s a combination of Luxury and Performance. It has one of the most comfy seats I’ve been on and the car is pretty damn roomy. And it’s fast, like at that era, 300hp is above good for a family car. And with some body kit and tune up, u can have a really good looking S60r with tons of fun.
    Only down side is it costs shit tons if u break down. For example one of those springs can cost u 600-800$. Also the car does have some electrical problem in the long run.

  • LSX_ moe
    LSX_ moe 4 days ago

    I am a mini cooper specialist. I would reccomend an r53 and even a turbo r56 for that matter that have low miles. Avoid the automatic ones as they begin to slip beyond 90,000 miles. The n14 r56 (2007-2011) are not what I would call reliable but when the run, they are a blast. I prefer driving the r56 but as far as reliability, the older, supercharged r53 is a better option

  • Marcello Mori
    Marcello Mori 4 days ago +8

    2005 Mazdaspeed Miata Turbo
    2009 Mazda MX-5 NC RH
    1998 Nissan S14 240SX Kouki
    2003 Nissan Fairlady DE
    2002 Subaru Impreza WRX Bugeye
    2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder
    2006 Infiniti G35 Coupé
    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
    2005 Ford Mustang GT
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
    2006 Acura RSX Type S
    2005 Lexus IS 300
    2005 Dodge Neon SRT4
    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T
    2009 Volkswagen MKV GTI
    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH
    2009 Mazdaspeed 3
    2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
    2006 BMW E46 330Ci
    2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS
    2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
    2007 Volvo S60R
    2011 Honda Civic Si
    2005 BMW Z4 30i
    2006 Audi TT 1.8 Quattro
    2005 Toyota Celica GTS
    2010 Scion TC
    2006 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6
    2010 Mini Cooper S
    2010 Dodge Charger R/T
    2009 Saturn Sky Red Line
    2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP
    2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
    2013 Kia Forte SX Koup
    2002 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro
    1996 300ZX Twin Turbo
    1993 Nissan S13 240SX
    1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
    1999 Toyota MR2 Turbo T-Top
    1987 Mazda RX-7 FC Turbo II
    2002 Porsche Boxster Cabriolet S
    1999 BMW E36 M3
    1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
    1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
    1986 Ford Foxbody GT T-Top
    1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    2006 Pontiac GTO
    1993 Toyota MKIII Supra
    1992 BMW E30 M3
    1987 Toyota AE86 GT-S
    1991 Porsche 944
    1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E
    2002 Audi B5 S4
    2006 Audi TT Quattro
    1995 Volkswagen Corrado
    1993 Toyota Celica All Trac Turbo
    2000 Lexus SC 300
    1988 Pontiac Fiero
    2012 Ford Crown Victoria LX
    1994 Suzuki Cappuccino

  • Zone Shark
    Zone Shark 4 days ago

    i wish i could find another set of Volk gt7 2 peices again....

  • DarkThemGamer
    DarkThemGamer 4 days ago

    Does the rx7 is one of those?

  • Remy Brown
    Remy Brown 4 days ago

    8:03 I just realised thats the building from the office

  • Lucho majano
    Lucho majano 4 days ago +2

    for 2000-3000 ill get a nissan b13 vvl 200hp stock ..... and a lot more fastter then a civic .. really ..

  • PJ Manabat
    PJ Manabat 4 days ago

    acura TSX 1st gen 🙂

  • Randall Evans
    Randall Evans 4 days ago

    94 BMW 325i sedan with blown engine but working 5 speed manual. $1500
    Rebuilt 3.2l e36 m3 engine. $2500-$3500
    That leaves about $5000 for suspension, brakes, rim's and tires, racing seat, roll bar/cage upgrades. Best part is you will save on insurance because it's a sedan and not the sport coupe the m3 is classified in

  • Michael Cohen
    Michael Cohen 4 days ago +1

    E39 540i/6
    picked mine up in great cosmetic condition, motor was sound, 6k i'm 2k into it including preventative maintenance and it is a great mesh of comfort and torque (320 ft/lb)

  • Terriante Gillispie
    Terriante Gillispie 4 days ago

    Where’s the mustang

  • Diana Corchuelo
    Diana Corchuelo 4 days ago

    hahaha stolen in a day. Glad yall got it back :D

  • Armando Galvan
    Armando Galvan 5 days ago


  • Tony Sanborn
    Tony Sanborn 5 days ago

    Honda del sol lol

  • retaj mohammed
    retaj mohammed 5 days ago +1

    “ hi , I’m weird “ 😂 😂

  • DH
    DH 5 days ago

    wow no 1990 to 1999 eclipse

  • the show of Mr. Andreas

  • Damian Bravo
    Damian Bravo 5 days ago

    Pontiac G6 or G8. Pretty cheap and amazing cars

  • NML dm0nXx
    NML dm0nXx 5 days ago

    Early oughts Cadillac CTS V sells for 7 to 10 k in MA

  • ItsMansionBridge Viber

    No licence...

  • ItsMansionBridge Viber

    I only drive a club car!

  • ItsMansionBridge Viber

    By the way i was lying!

  • ItsMansionBridge Viber

    I drove a audi R8 under 700!

  • icenine135
    icenine135 5 days ago

    I've never found an S2000 for 10k or lower.

  • matthew giddens
    matthew giddens 5 days ago

    I had a r53 mini..the engine blew...and in order fix it the front end had to be disassembled to out in a new one

  • AWOL 43
    AWOL 43 5 days ago

    Saab 9-3 2.0T?

  • Hunter Van Valkenburg

    I drive a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT and absolutely love it! Not gonna be as fast as a lot of other things but if you can find the right road, you'll piss yourself laughing with how much fun you have.

  • Cisco James
    Cisco James 5 days ago

    98-02 ls1 Firebirds and Camaros can be had within this range as well

  • Chris Scars
    Chris Scars 5 days ago

    ummm S2000 good luck finding one at 10k

  • Sqwerpo andrizzrazz
    Sqwerpo andrizzrazz 5 days ago +2

    You forgot about Doug demuro's cameramans 1$ Kia sephia

  • Derek Cleverley
    Derek Cleverley 5 days ago

    how about a toyota celica st205?

  • CFJ_ Gaming
    CFJ_ Gaming 5 days ago

    Any from England you can get a mr2 na for around £1k - £2k
    And a turbo £3 - £5 k

  • Brandon Walker
    Brandon Walker 5 days ago

    Got an '08 Legacy Spec.B for 9K. Still have it.

  • EddieKing777
    EddieKing777 6 days ago

    You forgot about the smart car 😑

  • Vizdd
    Vizdd 6 days ago +2

    S2000s are like 20-25k in Finland... fml

  • Evan Langston
    Evan Langston 6 days ago

    I dont hate the mini because its a chic car, I hate it because its a spiteful little mongrel.

  • Addictive Armadillo
    Addictive Armadillo 6 days ago

    Volvo s60r 😁

  • Probably Not A Chicken

    I went for a flawless 500 abarth over an S2000. Much more fun because the weird factor does it all.

  • Kien Tran
    Kien Tran 6 days ago

    Lexus gs300 you missed

  • Eric Dary
    Eric Dary 6 days ago

    I didn’t like Miata until I found out that it’s mid engine.

  • Usama Ahmed
    Usama Ahmed 6 days ago