10 Sporty First Cars for Less Than $10,000

2000 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Kelley Blue Book Value: $6,914
Engine: 1.6-liter 4-cylinder VTEC
Transmission: 5-Speed
Miles: 80,000

The Honda Civic is one of the stereotypical suggestions for a first car, but don't roll your eyes. It's often picked for good reason. It's got a tough little four-banger, it's not too shabby looking, it's highly customizable (if you're into import tuners), and it's good on gas. Make it the Si trim, and you've got a sporty little coupe that'll make you stand out from the rest of the Civics in that dreaded traffic trap of a high school parking lot.

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