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5 Cheap, Reliable And Fuel-Efficient Used Cars

08/20/2013 08:24 am ET | Updated Sep 18, 2013

Last week, gas prices dropped a bit, to an average of $3.59 a gallon. Any drop in fuel costs always leads to hand-wringing about what it will mean for electric car sales. But this isn’t one of those stories. From where I’m sitting, $3.59 a gallon is still a lot of money.

Minor price fluctuations aren’t going to send anyone out to buy a seven-passenger SUV. Sales of those behemoths have been dropping steadily. I’ve always loved the name “Nissan Armada” — what is it, a car or a fleet? — and sales of this vehicle were down 19 percent from May 2012 to May 2013.

I think we’ll all be in the market for fuel-efficient cars from now on. I’ve been reporting on the big price drops for electric cars (particularly for leasing) but maybe they’re still out of your price range. You want something cheap? Here are five really cheap, fuel-efficient used cars that are likely to be reliable, too:

5 Cheap, Reliable Used Cars
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