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

  • Published on Apr 15, 2019
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    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!

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  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  7 days ago +489

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

      HONDA RULES Day ago

      RSX type S

    • ICrossedYou
      ICrossedYou Day ago

      Subaru obviously

    • Boyan
      Boyan Day ago

      So for about 3k I recently bought a Mercedes CLK 230 kompressor (yes, with a K). 197 whp, rwd, pretty good condition, supercharged. Little tip - if you change the supercharger's pulley, you add more power to your Benz for the average price of $20-30, so it goes over 200 hp

    • Dennis P
      Dennis P Day ago

      Donut Media 350 z or civic

    • Mohtashim Ahmed
      Mohtashim Ahmed Day ago

      Donut Media is300 !

  • Luke Lee
    Luke Lee Day ago

    Dodge neon srt4

  • Deadly Worlds Collide

    Council's Class Saber ;)

  • LGwasherFan
    LGwasherFan Day ago

    Subaru Legacy GT

  • fanousontheloose

    Toyota Previa's!

    AWD and supercharged. Not to mention it's also mid-engined. It's basically a ferrari. but way more reliable and about 1/100000th of the cost

  • j. nelson
    j. nelson Day ago

    Is a 08 Nissan Altima a good car to buy for around $3K?

  • Mitchell Baker
    Mitchell Baker Day ago

    My mom got a Honda Ridgeline

  • Tino C
    Tino C Day ago

    Porsche 944

  • Carlos Figueroa
    Carlos Figueroa Day ago

    Mazda Rx7 first or Second Gen
    Mazda Rx8

  • lucas james
    lucas james Day ago

    Gang Gang Gang Gang

  • Mike R
    Mike R Day ago

    Bruh,I got 130,000 on my 2016 Dodge dart

  • Mike R
    Mike R Day ago

    Dude yall forget Volkswagen Jetta they go for 6-8k for 2013 to 2015

  • Jay Ramnarine
    Jay Ramnarine Day ago

    Tl-type s or TSX

  • ThatRaptorGuy
    ThatRaptorGuy Day ago

    I’m 13 and bought a 1995 Ford F-250 and a 1997 Ford F-350 and I’m doing a engine swap in them but when I’m done my build I’m planning to save my pennies and buy a crown Vic and swap a 5.0 from a 2000ish mustang because they are cheap.

  • hakeem wilson
    hakeem wilson Day ago

    S60R. But of course, buyer beware 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Carlos Beltran
    Carlos Beltran Day ago

    Toyota 4runner

  • still haven't come up with a name

    Audi A4 and S4 both b5 and b6 generations

  • Will Das Neves
    Will Das Neves Day ago

    oh how am i always tempted by the s2000. Great video !

  • Matt Cook
    Matt Cook Day ago

    Toyota Celica

  • Viktoriia Porchuk


    HONDA RULES Day ago +1

    Acura TL manual, TSX J35 manual, Accord V6 manual, Camry V6, Acura TL SH-AWD manual (rare), BMW Z3, 1 series, etc the list goes on and on

  • Joshua J-man
    Joshua J-man Day ago

    Hmm Pontiac Grand Prix gxp was a fun car for me although I blew up the engine twice 🤷‍♂️. Also Mercury Grand Marquis is more fun than a crown Vic

  • yugioh1891
    yugioh1891 Day ago

    You forgot the 6th gen Celica

  • Red Line Productions

    why are people spending so much money on these cars? cheap cars aren't hard to find. I got a 200k mile rust free 1990 Civic RT4WD for $300, I got two running and driving 1998 Lexus GS400s for $1000 and $850. it really isn't that hard to find running driving cars for pretty cheap. name is the same as price. buy something everyone wants and you will spend too much. get something people aren't looking at, they can still be fun.

  • Avinesh Surujbally

    2004 mustang gt

  • Gerard Barber
    Gerard Barber Day ago

    I roc z28 88

  • LordAnestis
    LordAnestis Day ago +1

    For 900 euros i bought a 1997 Renault Megane Cabrio. Cherry Red color, previous owner tuned it a little bit, KN air filter Remus exhaust nice wheels blah blah blah. The car is badass top speed 200 km/h, i think its around 120 HP, its very beautiful almost everything is working properly although needs a few things to be fixed. You can also convert the car in to two seats with a thing called roadbox. Im not fond of the French cars but this one is cool.

  • Baha Keskinsoy
    Baha Keskinsoy Day ago

    2010 Audi A5

  • Daniel P.
    Daniel P. Day ago

    dont get the amg really dont

  • Samuel Gonzalez
    Samuel Gonzalez Day ago

    you missed the mort obvious one fox body mustang

  • D'La Torre Music

    The SS cobalt

  • Brandon Hughes
    Brandon Hughes Day ago

    Seriously? No New Edge Mustang GT? That is probably the most obvious choice in the under 10 g's catagory.

  • Yee Xiong
    Yee Xiong Day ago


  • Enoch j. Thompson

    2001 mitsubishi mirage

  • Jungle_CS
    Jungle_CS Day ago

    For real the best investment (and fun car for under 10k) is easily a 1998-2002 Camaro SS WITH the z28 package. The stigma of ls owners aside you are getting a car with the Corvettes engine that's lighter than the Corvette AND the trans am. However a ws6 trans am with a ls1 is still a monster of a car

  • Rivers Hennessy
    Rivers Hennessy Day ago

    Outback or Forester XT!! Talk about turbo chargers

  • slo car
    slo car Day ago

    The foxbody mustang is by far the best bang for anyone's buck

  • Anthony !
    Anthony ! Day ago

    Damn buying 10 cars for just 10000 dollars?

  • Ronnie Ortiz
    Ronnie Ortiz Day ago

    No love for the stangs

  • last name
    last name Day ago

    you can get an rx8 for 3k, its going to need a rebuild but who cares, rotary !

  • Austin A
    Austin A Day ago

    AKA 10 cars that high schoolers think make them look cool

  • Jeremy Torrez
    Jeremy Torrez Day ago

    1998-2002 Camaro’s Ls1
    1995-1998 mustang cobra

  • Jack
    Jack Day ago +1

    I have 5 dollars

  • WC 20
    WC 20 Day ago

    4:12 A wild Nero appears

  • Lima’s Bean hut

    My e430 cost $700 put a new water pump and have since put 180k on it with only pads and oil changes

  • KC Eclipse420
    KC Eclipse420 Day ago

    2g eclipse gsx

  • Juan Aranda
    Juan Aranda Day ago

    Had an 04 wrx I purchased for $4100 back in 2014 with 130k miles it's currently sitting at 170k and it was running strong ... Until it stormed really bad one night and my intake sucked up a bunch of water and ruined the engine ..😂 I managed to snag a 2012 Subaru WRX for 11.5k! In decent shape too

  • Brandon Williams
    Brandon Williams Day ago +1

    BMW 335i

  • Xport_ Cobra
    Xport_ Cobra Day ago

    I dont think my tall ass will fit in a honda s2000

  • ste wills
    ste wills Day ago

    No just no. a 10,000 z33 wipes the floor with a 10,000 s2000 :facepalmtofuck: And the focus ST170 is piss poor and costs too much for parts. Cant buy standard 2.0 parts, and RS parts have a premium. I know, ive owned all 3 ;)

  • Dawson Holland
    Dawson Holland Day ago

    I just got a 98 miata running and driveing great interior shit paint tho but only 600 bucks

  • Stephen Parsey
    Stephen Parsey Day ago

    "You're not buying one of these to haul stuff... you're buying one of these... to haul ass." Great line! :-D

  • Vartotojas 2212
    Vartotojas 2212 Day ago

    E36 m3

  • Luc Brazeau
    Luc Brazeau Day ago

    No 90-96 Nissan 300zx? Sure they are a pain to work on but you can find one that is low miles, decent shape for under $3-4000. Take the rest of that cash burning in your pocket, modify it, and you'll be sure to be breaking necks on the streets.

  • Danny Bell
    Danny Bell Day ago

    02 tt quattro $4600. All wheel drive 134k.

  • 6Side Entertainment

    BMW 335I.. But if u want convert u gonna pay 15k/30k

  • Pythonissam
    Pythonissam Day ago

    when you get a neon and think its fun then realize the radiator fans are the only thing that makes it move forward

  • Martin Sarabia
    Martin Sarabia Day ago

    I got a na Miata for 1,350 needs some work but it’s getting there

  • tommy cargioli
    tommy cargioli Day ago

    dodge neon srt4, chevy cobalt ss

  • Ralph Carusone
    Ralph Carusone Day ago

    Volvo s60r

  • Rockling !?
    Rockling !? Day ago

    NOLAN 350 AND 370 ARE BETTER THAN THE G35 DRIVE ONE I DARE YOU but I I mean the wrx is a lot better in my opinion

  • Victor Martinez
    Victor Martinez Day ago

    @emily_g35 will you marry me

  • jonasha
    jonasha Day ago

    How about a silvia S13 or similar, they go for about 7-8 thousand bucks for a decent one in Eurrope

  • Leonel Rovira
    Leonel Rovira Day ago +34

    Celica GTS the 2zz engine sings beautifully

    • Evo_Winters
      Evo_Winters Day ago +1

      MR2 Spyder with 2zz swap under 10k? Sign me up. With room to grow? Install a turbo!

  • Mark Justus
    Mark Justus Day ago

    NOLAN! I bought my 04 matrix xrs for 1k.
    2zzge , fits a 7ft xmas tree with ease inside, 6 speed and revs to 8.5. Motor engineered to beat the type r b18 . From Costco to time attack in the same trip 😎

  • Luke Lyons
    Luke Lyons Day ago +2

    Forgot Acura TL & TL type-s also rsx type s

  • thefatmanowner
    thefatmanowner Day ago

    2004-2008 Acura TL v6 270hp 3000lbs 5 sec 0-60

  • MCatwar
    MCatwar Day ago

    surprised e36 wasn’t on here lol

  • Kanade Tachibana
    Kanade Tachibana Day ago +1

    99 Impreza RS, I grabbed mine awhile back for about 4k and you can get them today between 2k-5k depending on condition and mileage. Still suffers from the head gasket problem around 170k - 180k. But with the money your saving in car you could just make it into an RSTi and have a fun, light wieght subbie in a timeless body style.

  • luis theis
    luis theis Day ago

    You forgot the Lexus is300 you can buy one for 3000 and it have a 2jz,is not to easy to found it manual but the gearbox is not pricey

  • Dr. Venture
    Dr. Venture Day ago

    Got an 05 Audi all road 2.7 twin turbo for $300. Three on some pipes and intake with a tune and I’m killing the streets in a family wagon!

  • sethlox 11
    sethlox 11 Day ago

    Did you fall in love

    just that no context at all
    but if you find where it is on the video
    you have eagle eyes

  • Der Fanste
    Der Fanste Day ago

    Most of the Japan cars tottaly lost their value cuz of owners ruin them w uncool things.

  • Tom Ohlrich
    Tom Ohlrich Day ago

    toyota hilux mate

  • HunterN3rd
    HunterN3rd Day ago

    for the german ppl here get an audi s6 you can get the C4 or the C5

  • Dost
    Dost Day ago

    He mentioned the is300 (I call them discount Supras)! They have the same drive-train, near same engine, and are also RWD, but good luck finding a Manual Trans one that isn't 60+ miles away.

  • P E C C I
    P E C C I Day ago

    You forgot the Volkswagen Scirocco 1.4
    Oh wait, you live in the us...

    BIRTHDAYFACE046 Day ago

    Find me a cheap car like these that’s good on gas, that’s the real kicker.

  • Rowan Tulloch
    Rowan Tulloch Day ago

    Mazda mx6 got a v6 manual with 84xxx on it for 1000$

  • Call_Me ONESHOT
    Call_Me ONESHOT Day ago

    Was I the only one to notice no handle on the g35

  • cutthroat795
    cutthroat795 Day ago

    Word is, DO NOT buy Minis before 2007. The reliability of those ones is really, really awful.

  • XC Tv Lab
    XC Tv Lab Day ago


    all this cars are like at least 10x more in Singapore...

  • Key Lenny
    Key Lenny Day ago

    Volvo c30 t5 is a fun little car for around 7k, with 230hp stock

  • Tyler Mitchell
    Tyler Mitchell Day ago

    I think you’ll get ran over by a lifted truck in a Miata

  • Dennis P
    Dennis P Day ago +1

    2004 passat

  • Nononononanananananse

    Where’s the trailblazer, s10, fox-body, and the IS300 😔

  • florinmiron
    florinmiron Day ago

    what about the e46 m3?

  • BiPolarBear
    BiPolarBear Day ago

    Where are is xj Cherokee. U can get em for like 1000 bucks and I cut the roof off and put a roll cage in so don't tell me they aren't as fun as wranglers

  • Toon Vanmanshoven

    You forgat the Mazda rx8!!

  • akiba losy
    akiba losy Day ago

    subaru wrx sti 2004 is the best car under 10k$ beat me !!!!11

  • Flying Biker
    Flying Biker Day ago

    Mitsubishi 3000 GT

  • Duneger
    Duneger Day ago

    Lexus IS 300 from the early to mid 2000s is a solid choice for around $5000

  • Hehe
    Hehe Day ago +1

    0:17, car 'has to be >$10k'. so it has to be... more than 10k?

  • Mike likes trains

    How did Nolan forget his own car, the '05-09 Mustang? You can get a really nice V6 or a somewhat nice GT under 10k, and even if you do end up with a V6, there are loads of mods you can do that make them faster, and if you're not obsessed with speed, the V6 isn't bad at all by itself and is probably the cheapest and most practical way to have that awesome Mustang styling. If I had 10k to spend on a fun car, I wouldn't even look at anything other than an S197 Mustang (or maybe a Miata).

  • Khong Thao
    Khong Thao Day ago

    I've got a 99 Mitsubishi vr4 twinturbo for $6.3k and it's really strong. 10k for an s2k is overpricing fmo lol try to keep up Haha

  • Daniel Cooper
    Daniel Cooper Day ago

    BMW Z4 under 10k all day

  • Tobi
    Tobi Day ago

    Another Car: VW Jetta 2.0 TDI, 115000 km and absolute perfect condition for only 3500 €

  • eksentrysyti
    eksentrysyti Day ago

    Mini Cooper S for 5 grand? Own it for a few months and you can guarantee you're still putting money into it just to get it out of the driveway...

  • Elegy
    Elegy Day ago

    Mk3 supra?

  • luis salvador
    luis salvador Day ago

    Bought an 05 rsx type s for 6 grand with only 68k miles