Best buys for used fuel efficient cars under $10,000

Best buys for used fuel efficient cars under $10,000Many used vehicles can be purchased for less than $10,000, but not all cars and trucks have decent fuel economies. Consumer Reports recently revealed their selection for the best used cars based on their fuel efficiency.

People who have poor credit but need to buy a car can apply for a bad credit car loan to help them get the vehicle they need. The cars on the Consumer Reports list can be good choices, as they are relatively inexpensive and good fuel economy will translate into savings at the pump.

The 2003-05 models of the Honda Civic Hybrid get an average 36 miles per gallon (mpg), and the price can range from roughly $8,000 to $10,500, according to Edmunds.com. Chevrolet's Prizm, which was only made in 2001 and 2002, gets 32 mpg and can be bought used for around $3,200, making it a good option for people who will be seeking used car loans.

This can be beneficial because gas prices have been above the $3 mark since January 2011, and they are currently hovering near approximately $3.50 per gallon, AAA's Fuel Gauge Report shows.