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What are the Best Value Used Cars in Australia?

Whether you’re a learner driver looking for your first car, a family looking to upgrade or even an experienced driver looking to downsize, used cars can be the ideal choice for your next vehicle purchase.

It might be tempting to get the newest make and model on the market, particularly with some of the added bonuses car dealers often throw in, but a new car comes with a high price tag and higher insurance, plus it will quickly depreciate value.

For those in the know, used cars are an obvious choice – as long as you do your research and know what you’re looking for.

Without further ado, check out some of the best used cars under $15,000 in Australia.

Small Passenger Cars

If you’re a learner driver or new to driving, a small passenger car like the Hyundai i30, Mazda 3, Holden Astra or Honda Civic are all great options.

As used cars, these models often come in below the $15,000 mark without compromising on safety features or technology.

Of particular note is the Mazda 3, which is a practical, yet fun car to drive. The Mazda 3 models manufactured between 2009-2013 have a four star safety rating, while the 2013-2017 models have a five star safety rating and are considered a ‘Safer Pick” in the Used Car Safety Ratings Buyers Guide.

Pick up your very own 2011 Mazda 3 Hatchback Neo for only $8,990 at Tony Lahood motors, featuring a six speaker stereo, aux input, cruise control and a number of safety features, such as electronic stability control, traction control and ABS.

You can also find great buys like the 2012 Hyundai i30 Hatchback Active GD at our yard for only $12,990, which comes with an aux input and Bluetooth system, multi-function steering wheel and safety features like Electronic Brake Force Distribution, traction control, electronic stability control and fog lamps.


Australian’s have been buying SUV’s in record numbers, with more vehicle owners turning away from smaller passenger cars and hatchbacks in favour of popular SUV’s like the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester.

And how could you go past these models in particular?

The Honda CR-V has been an Aussie favourite for some time, thanks to its sleek, roomy design, safety features and the extra height it gives the driver when maneuvering around the city or venturing out into the country on the weekend. You can find a 2009 Honda CR-V Wagon RE MY2007 for $9,990 in our yard, which will win you over with its roomy interior, smooth driving style, tech and safety features.

The Subaru Forester is another winner to us, with the 2008-2012 models considered a four star for safety and the 2012-2017 models knocking it out of the park with a five star ‘Safer Pick’ rating. We currently have a 2011 Subaru Forester Wagon X S3 MY11 in stock for just $8,990, featuring aux input and Bluetooth system, as well as all the safety features you would expect.

Why Choose Tony Lahood Motors for Your Next Used Car

When it comes to buying a new car, there are a lot of factors to consider. But it is important to know that you can find those essentials, like Bluetooth connectivity and smart safety features, without stretching your budget too thin.

At Tony Lahood Motors, we stock a wide range of value for money used cars under $5,000, under $10,000 and under $15,000, so there is something to suit every driving style, family size and budget.

We have been servicing Sydney-siders since 1985, continuously striving to exceed your expectations by stocking quality used cars at affordable prices.

So if you’re on the market for a used car, check out the best used cars under $15,000 in Australia at Tony Lahood Motors.

Contact us today to find out more or pop into one of our yards to view our full range of used vehicles in person.