Kelley Blue Book Value: $9,485
Engine: 4.0-liter V6
Transmission: 5-Speed
Miles: 70,000

On the higher end of the $10K budget is a '98 Wrangler, a vehicle that will tell all the ladies at high school, "I don't need all that luxury flash like those phonies. I rip tree stumps out of the ground and build sheds for fun." Okay, maybe that's specific to our experiences, but you get the point. Plus, there's absolutely nothing better than a beach day in a doorless Jeep. Just trust us when we say beware of the sand swirls on the highway. BEWARE OF THE SAND SWIRLS.