Best Used Chevy Models Under $10,000

August 5th, 2015 by

The bowtie brand is known for its affordability as much as its durability, style and longevity. Some new models, like the Chevy Spark, don’t cost much over $10,000, so you can feel confident knowing that you can find multiple Chevy models for less than that when you shop Lexington, KY used car dealerships.

Don’t confuse the lower price tag with lower quality. Chevy has a reputation for success thanks to quality workmanship and innovation. Some Chevy models have been known to roll past 1 million miles, so these vehicles are built to last. That means that even if you are shopping previously owned vehicles, you can still find a model that will be with you for many years to come.

If you are on a budget, consider some of these great used Chevy models for under $10,000:

2005 Chevy Silverado


The Silverado is one of the most popular vehicles in Chevy’s lineup — and for good reason. It is a versatile yet powerful pickup that can be used by individuals and companies alike.

The 2005 model was near the end of the first generation run of the Silverado, and it included a 4.3-liter Vortec 4300 V6 engine that put out 200 horse power and 260 pounds per feet of torque. Two V8 engines were available as options, taking the horse power up to a maximum 295. When you are shopping Lexington, KY used car dealerships, you may be able to find a Silverado outfitted with the higher-grade engine and still priced under budget. If not, the base model engine provides plenty of power for most purposes.

If you keep your Silverado well-maintained, you could watch the odometer hit seven figures. All the while, you’ll have a dependable truck that can haul just about anything you need it to in your personal life.

2009 Chevrolet Colorado

This midsize pickup is the smaller option for those who don’t need all that the Silverado has to offer but who still need a dependable truck. The 2009 Colorado was also produced near the end of its first generation run, and the truck received a facelift that year. In addition to some design updates, the 2009 Chevy Colorado also got a new engine: A 5.3-liter LH8 V8 that put out 300 horse power and 320 pounds per feet of torque.

The Colorado came in regular, extended or crew cab, and a few options were available for bed length. When you are shopping used car lots, you’ll likely find a number of models with a range of configurations. Some of those configurations might push the price over $10,000, but you should find plenty of options within budget.

2010 Chevy Malibu

The Malibu is one of Chevrolet’s longest-running models, and you can still find great deals on some of the most recently produced models. The 2010 Malibu is priced just over $8,000 (depending on the configuration and the dealership), and it is a great sedan that blends style with performance.

The 2010 Chevy Malibu came with a 2.4-liter Ecotec Inline 4 engine that had an estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The modest engine is powerful enough to provide adept handling but small enough to provide good fuel efficiency.

Whether you are looking for a reliable car with a good value for yourself or you want a first car for your teenager, the 2010 Malibu is a good buy.

2005 Chevrolet Astro


The 2005 Chevrolet Astro was the last model produced in the mid-sized van’s short, two-generation life span. While you are likely to see these vans now being driven as part of a corporate fleet, they were made for families, as well. The spacious interior offered more room than the typical mini-van providing more comfort for large broods.

While the 2005 Chevrolet Astro won’t look as stylish as some of the other minivans or SUVs on the market today, you won’t be able to beat the price. You’ll also love the all-wheel drive capability on this van, which can cut through ice and snow without worry.

2000 Chevy Suburban

The Chevy Suburban is a goliath on the road. It is a luxury SUV that offers seating for up to nine and plenty of cargo space to boot. Yet it also has a high price tag that makes some buyers a little skittish.

If you are on a budget but want to enjoy everything the Suburban has to offer, look for a 2000 used model for under $10,000. The 2000 model introduced the 10th generation of the large SUV, and it included features like electronic climate control, load-leveling suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. The Suburban was powered by a 5.3-liter or 6.0-liter V8 engine, both capable of producing plenty of horse power and torque to power through the toughest of terrain.

Don’t let your finances limit you from getting the vehicle you need. Shop for this budget Suburban model and save.

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt


Chevy may have a big reputation for big trucks and SUVs, but it also produces plenty of stellar smaller vehicles. The Chevy Cobalt was produced as both a coupe and a sedan to replace the Cavalier and the Prizm. The 2009 model was the penultimate model in the Cobalt’s short one-generation run.

The 2009 Cobalt included a 2.2-liter LAP engine that was more powerful and fuel-efficient than the previous year’s model. The engine put out 155 horse power and 150 pounds per feet of torque. The Cobalt also included additional color choices and features that year, such as Bluetooth connectivity.

Eventually, the Cobalt was replaced by the Cruze, which is also an affordable choice. If you can find a 2009 Cobalt, you can not only save money but also own a piece of Chevrolet history.

You can find a lot of great deals at Lexington, KY used car dealerships. Dan Cummins Chevrolet prides itself on offering some of the best prices on the best vehicles in the area, including our flagship Chevrolet and Buick. Visit us to take a test drive of these Chevy models, or explore some of our other affordable, previously owned options. Our sales associates are ready to help you find the right vehicle to fit your needs and your budget, and we offer many financing options to make your purchase easy.