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Man, when you wake up late for class, you need a car as fast as lightning so you won't be late, as comfy your bed, and it doesn’t hurt if it’s cooler than your mom’s Camry!

For less than $10,000, you can get the most capable, the most comfortable, and the most reliable mall-crawling, rock-crushing, trail-running 4x4 on the market today! Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Lexus GX470!

“Oh, hey there, that’s a nice car? Whatcha doin’ later?” “Oh, this? It’s just my mom’s Prius. Pretty sweet, right?” Yeah, that will never happen. And let’s be honest, it takes more than a fancy car to seal the deal. But driving the cars on this list, well, they’ll definitely help make up for your bad pick-up lines!

Can’t get enough of gigantic V8's? Dream of huge smokey burnouts? Then, you need yourself a muscle car! From storied classics to modern day dragsters, the list of possibilities is incredible.

Hey, speed junkie! Imagine hitting 60 miles per hour in less than 5 seconds and still being under budget. Yeah, I know, we don't have a ton of cash to go from zero to hero! But you’re about to find out it doesn't take a whole lot of cash to go fast!

BMW’s are really at the top of the game when it comes to design, performance, and just overall quality. But, if you know anything about us here at Ideal, it's that we love to buy cars we're not going to lose money on!

The Corvette, the Porsche 911, and the BMW M3. These are all sports cars that we know and love, good to look at and super fast. But, what if I told you there are a few cars that you wouldn’t even notice, but they could eat Vettes, 911s and M3s for lunch?

The Japanese really know what’s up when it comes to cars, from making legends in the 90's like the Supra, the GTR, and the NSX, to the modern beasts hitting the market today, which are also Supras and NSXs and GTRs. Anway, these dream cars from the Land of the Rising Sun are getting more and more expensive, and it’s becoming more dream and less reality to your average person. But have no fear, Ideal fam, because the good news is that the used market is full of potential!

You want something that has good performance, that’s safe so it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to insure, and reliable enough so you’re not late picking up your date for prom. I get asked all the time what are the best first cars for students under $5,000. And I think this article has a little something for everyone, even if you’re not a student! The last car on this list is always the answer, but in this post, I’m going to show you exactly why!Infiniti G35