Florida drivers are speed demons. We like a combination of on-road and off-road driving. Living in the flattest state, there is no need for 4x4s or AWD vehicles… but a high ground clearance can be preferable when it floods! With these factors in mind, there are a pretty wide range of makes and models you can look into if you want to buy used, buy cheap, and own a car in full. Whether you’re buying for a first time driver or just trying to keep expenses reasonable, it is possible to find a reliable used car for less than $5,000.