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10 Good Winter Cars Under $5,000

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Vincent Aubé
A dime good defense against the cold

Below is a list of 10 used cars you can find under $5,000. Most of them feature all-wheel drive, but we’ve also added a pair of 2WD-only city cars that perform surprisingly well during the cold season.

We’re in the middle of winter, so naturally it’s a good time to think about upgrading your ride, especially if it’s not properly equipped to handle tough road conditions. 


Vincent Aubé
Vincent Aubé
Automotive expert
  • Over 17 years' experience as an automotive journalist
  • More than 60 test drives in the past year
  • Participation in over 200 new vehicle launches in the presence of the brand's technical specialists