3 Best Four-Door Cars for $10K

2006 Acura TL - Pine Grove Auto

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Four-door sedans are a practical choice that families love. It’s much easier for passengers to get in and out of a sedan than a hatchback and parents and grandparents have a much easier job fitting car seats into the back. Four-door sedans are also typically more affordable than hatchbacks so they’re a great option for motorists on a budget. Residents of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, should be able to find the following quality four-door sedans for less than $10,000.

2006 Acura TL: Luxurious and Reliable Car

The 2006 Acura TL might not be the newest model, but there are plenty of these vehicles with low mileage at local dealerships for less than $10,000. These cars age well and are still reliable so many years after their release. The 3.2-liter V6 engine gets 258 pound-foot horsepower while the 3.5-liter V6 available on the Type-S produces 286 hp. While these cars don’t have the high-tech additions of more modern vehicles, they still feel luxurious to drive. On the 2006’s release, only the BMW 3 Series kept it from being America’s best-selling luxury sedan. This model was the first to get a tire pressure monitoring system and a new engine management system which reduced torque steer.

2007 Hyundai Sonata: Spacious Family Vehicle

Hyundai Sonata - Pine Grove Auto

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Korea showed it had what it takes to play with recognized car-making nations with the launch of its Hyundai Sonata. The car first hit the market in 2005, but improvements in next generation models make the 2007 a preferable option for many motorists. This was the year before Hyundai phased out the 3.3-liter V6 engine, a grunty motor which achieved highs of 173 kW at 6000 revs and 304 Nm at 3500 revs. If you can’t find the V6, the four-cylinder option with a 2.4-liter double overhead camshaft all-alloy motor is still a great choice. The four-cylinder is also the only one available with a manual box. You should find all these options under the magic $10,000 mark. The Sonata’s generous dimensions mean there is plenty of cargo space and enough room to comfortably seat five adults. Remote-central locking, air-conditioning, power windows, and front fog lights all come as standard.

2009 Mazda6: Reliable and Affordable Family Car

Mazda6 - Pine Grove Auto

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Spacious sedans are often practical for families, but they’re rarely described as fun to drive. The Mazda6 breaks the mould, especially if you can find one with the optional 3.7-liter V6 engine. If you can’t, don’t despair. The standard 2.5-liter inline-four DOHC motor still generates 170 horsepower, so it’s no slouch. All models handle as if they’re on rails, with precise, well-weighted steering that feels so stable on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recognized this, awarding the 2009 model a perfect 5-star rollover resistance rating. The Mazda6 delivers real motoring pleasure but it’s also a very practical choice. Mazda6’s rarely have mechanical issues and they cost very little to maintain. That makes your small initial investment very affordable to keep on the road. If you want to save money and enjoy the practicality of a four-door, these superb sedans can’t be beat.