Go Auto Outlet is happy to serve customers with any budget—even very, very low ones. For under $5000, we offer an array of options, whether you’re looking for something economical, fun-to-drive, and/or capable. Our team has selected the best three options available today for $5000 or less from our Red Deer, Leduc, and Edmonton locations: The 2003 VW Jetta, 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer, and 2007 Ford Escape. Read on to find out which model is best for you.
2003 VolksWagen Jetta
At $5000, Volkswagen’s “affordable luxury” slogan has never shown to be more true than with this 2003 VW Jetta. With a spotless silver exterior and freshly detailed interior, the 2003 Jetta feels like it’s fresh off the lot with only 175,000 kms— and it practically is. Power windows, tiptronic shifting, and bluetooth connectivity makes you quickly forget that you’re buying a backstreet-boys-era vehicle.
Featuring VW’s famous 1.8L 4 cylinder engine, the Jetta consumes a miniscule 8.4L/100 km on highways whilst outputting 180 hp. This model is safe too, with rare-for-the-year side curtain airbags, traction control, and 4-wheel ABS. A plush interior and quiet cabin make for relaxing commuting and stress-free roadtrips. If you’re looking for a fun-to-drive, low kilometer commuter car, look no further than the 2003 Jetta.
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer
If you lean towards the adventurous side, start exploring the backroads with this 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer. Equipped with alloy wheels, fog lights, and a huge rear spoiler, this model is begging to leave the pavement. Go Auto Outlet’s Lancer comes in the Ralliart trim, which was the highest trim line available in 2006. That means many premium features are included, such as power windows, keyless entry and cruise control.
The racing-inspired Lancer, powered by a 2.4 Litre 4 Cylinder engine, produces 162 hp with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Despite being a performance vehicle, the 2006 Lancer offers a conservative 8.7L/100 km fuel economy on highways. Safety features include occupant-sensing airbags, rear stabilizer bar, and child safety locks. Mitsubishi effectively balances fun and economy in this one very affordable sedan.
2007 Ford Escape
Featuring high ride-height, four-wheel drive capability, and a huge cabin area, the 2007 Ford Escape offers the greatest utility of these three options. As a flagship of the Ford brand, North Americans have long chosen the Escape for its compact design and excellent capabilities. This particular model features the high-end XLT trim, boasting leather seats, keyless entry, and power accessories.
Powered by a 3.0L V6 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, the 2007 Escape outputs 200 hp and 193 ft-lb of torque. The Escape can be used for exploring, towing, or commuting, only consuming 10.2 L/100 km during highway driving. 4-wheel ABS, dual side and front airbags, and tire pressure monitoring keeps you safe and aware while on the road. For under $5000, this is a steal for such a capable and well-equipped vehicle.
Whether you prefer your vehicle to be smart, fun, or adventurous, there’s an inexpensive vehicle for you at Go Auto Outlet. Contact a sales associate at your nearest Edmonton, Leduc, or Red Deer location today to book a test drive in any of these models.