Top 10 American Cars You Can Buy For Under $5K

Chrysler Crossfire

Years: 2004-2008

The Crossfire is one of those cars born out of the short-lived marriage between Chrysler and Mercedes. I’m not gonna say it’s the best German-American mash-up since the hot dog — and yes, it’s technically built in Germany by Karmann (as in, Karmann Ghia, etc.) — but still, it was a 215hp sports car built on a Mercedes SLK platform, and the fact that the Crossfire is starting to appear more and more in the $5,000 range is pretty intriguing.


Chevy Camaro


Years: 1982-1992

Right now, these are still cheap. You can get a V8 Camaro in reasonably good condition for $5,000 or less.

But that’s not going to last forever; it’s just a matter of time before it climbs sky high. Bonus points if you can find one with the then-secret 1LE option.