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

Lincoln LS V8

Years: 2002-2006

When it debuted, the Lincoln LS was a hell of a car for the money. The V8 under the hood is a very close relative of the V8s found in the Jaguar XK8 and Aston Martin Vantage. The chassis, meanwhile, is the same as the Jaguar S-Type, and was later adapted for use with the 2005-2014 Mustang… but the Lincoln had better suspension. That’s a lot of pedigree for an innocuous-looking American sedan for $5,000.


Pontiac Aztek

Years: 2001-2005

How on Earth is an Aztek an underrated vehicle, you ask? Isn’t it one of the worst vehicles of all time? Why yes it is!

The very fact, though, that it’s earned the right to live in the annals of history next to the Edsels of the world, lends it an intrinsic value that is only just now beginning to be realized.