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187,704 miles
Subaru Outback
used 2001
Subaru Outback
Base
Dealer:   (0)
2.1 mi away
Stock# 3674
List:

$3,890*

Est. Loan: $80/mo
Fair Deal!

Cherry Creek Automotive - Denver / Colorado

Located 2.1 miles away from Denver, CO

used 2013
Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited
Dealer:   (4)
3.4 mi away
Stock# SDH211548
List:

Not Listed

+ Perks

Mercedes-Benz Of Denver - Denver / Colorado

Located 3.4 miles away from Denver, CO

LIMITED***ALL WEATHER PACKAGE**BLUETOOTH**KNEE AIRBAGS***KEYLESS ENTRY***LEATHER**BACKUP CAMERA**HEATED SEATS***MOON ROOF***NAVIGATIONThis Subaru XV Crosstrek has a dependable Gas Flat 4 2.0L/122 engine powering this Variable transmission. STANDARD MODEL, DESERT KHAKI, BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM. 9 Carfax Service Records.*These Packages Will Make Your Subaru XV Crosstrek Limited the Envy of Onlookers*Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes -inc: dual-piston front calipers, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), USB port w/iPod control capability, Upgraded instrumentation, Tool kit -inc: lug wrench, 2-way screwdriver, Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), Tilt/telescopic steering column, T145/90D16 spare tire, Symmetrical all-wheel drive, Steering wheel-mounted audio & Bluetooth controls, Single-outlet exhaust tip, Side impact door beams, Security system w/engine immobilizer, Safety pedal system, Rollover sensor.*Know You're Making a Reliable Purchase *According to Carfax's history report: No Damage Reported, No Accidents Reported, 9 Service Records.*Stop By Today *For a must-own Subaru XV Crosstrek come see us at Mercedes Benz of Denver, 940 South Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246. Just minutes away!

76,387 miles
Chevrolet Malibu
used 2015
Chevrolet Malibu
LT
Dealer:   (3)
3.4 mi away
Stock# 300185
List:

$10,995*

Est. Loan: $205/mo
Good Deal!
$881 Below Market
Special Offer + Perks

The Denver Collection - Denver / Colorado

Located 3.4 miles away from Denver, CO

This is possibly the cleanest Chevrolet Malibu at this price you will ever find!! ** The Denver Collection was founded on the belief that purchasing a vehicle should be an enjoyable experience. Gone from our dealership are the slick and sly 3 piece suit wearing sales person looking at you like a shark looks at a fresh piece of meat. We DO NOT charge a Dealer Handling Fee we WILL NOT PRESSURE YOU and We DO NOT play games!!! Instead Lawrence Chris and Charlie handle every aspect of the purchase process for you as if you were a member of our family. From setting that first appointment to viewing our inventory inside our WAREHOUSE style showroom to completing paperwork. From start to finish Lawrence Chris and Charlie will walk you thru the entire no pressure no hassle process. For your convenience we have converted a 20000 sq/ft warehouse on Brighton Blvd into a climate controlled HUGE INDOOR SHOWROOM. No matter the conditions outdoors are inventory is available for your viewing fully detailed indoors!!! Our Family has been in the car business since the 1930's. As most business was done back then a handshake and our word is how we still operate today. We bring perspective vehicles to you that have been hand selected by us to meet your specific needs. Each vehicle is run through our 120 pt service ck and repairs are performed accordingly. Not only are you purchasing a vehicle but a quality vehicle at that. We handle EVERY aspect of the experience including financing and trades and payoffs. Its truly a simple and streamline process. Give us a call today at 888-324-5262 to make an appointment and start down the path of a whole new vehicle purchasing experience unlike any other. THE DENVER COLLECTION 888-324-5262 Visit The Denver Collection online at www.thedenvercollection.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 888-324-5262 today to schedule your test drive today.

used 2015
GMC Yukon
SLT
Dealer:   (8)
3.5 mi away
Stock# SFR147382
List:

Not Listed

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BMW of Denver Downtown - Denver / Colorado

Located 3.5 miles away from Denver, CO

Navigation system, Wifi hotspot, Cross traffic alert, Back-up camera, Blind spot monitor, Smartphone integration, Leather upholstery, Heated/Cooled front seats, Heated rear seats, Heated steering wheel, Lane departure warning, Keyless start/entry, Aluminum wheels, Tow hitch, Luggage rack, Premium sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, Auxiliary input, and much more!1-Owner, Guaranteed Carfax - No Accidents!FANTASTIC SONIC-PRICE SAVINGS, without the haggle! Why pay inflated prices when you can pay a guaranteed lowest Sonic Price right from the start?Make an appointment to see it here today! 1-855-445-0576.USED VEHICLES MAY BE SUBJECT TO UNREPAIRED MANUFACTURER RECALLS.PLEASE CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER OR A DEALER FOR THAT LINE MAKE FOR RECALLASSISTANCE/QUESTIONS OR CHECK THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONWEBSITE FOR CURRENT RECALL INFORMATION BEFORE PURCHASINGhttps://www.safercar.gov/Visit BMW of Denver Downtown at 1040 South Colorado Blvd Denver, CO 80246 today. /s/

40,123 miles
Toyota Camry
Stock Photo**
used 2017
Toyota Camry
SE
Dealer:   (3)
3.7 mi away
Stock# 10431
List:

Not Listed

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Super Auto Company - Denver / Colorado

Located 3.7 miles away from Denver, CO

31,855 miles
Volkswagen Golf GTI
Stock Photo**
used 2017
Volkswagen Golf GTI
S
Dealer:   (49)
3.7 mi away
5-star dealer award recipient
Stock# T009181
List:

Not Listed

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Emich Volkswagen - Denver / Colorado

Located 3.7 miles away from Denver, CO

171,829 miles
Volkswagen New Beetle
used 2004
Volkswagen New Beetle
GLS TDI
Dealer:   (0)
4.3 mi away
Stock# 4M418283
List:

$4,297*

Est. Loan: $88/mo

Carboard - Lakewood / Colorado

Located 4.3 miles away from Denver, CO

Call (720) 974-4845 for quick answers to your questions about this unitBAD CREDIT - OK! NO CREDIT - OK! FIRST TIME BUYERS - OK! Same Day FinancingBank & Credit Union Financing AvailableYOU'RE APPROVED!Extended Warranty Available!HABLAMOS ESPANOL. FINANCIAMIENTO FACIL.NO IMPORTA SU CREDITOPara mas informacion Leno ? 720-974-4845Free CarFax Vehicle History report available! For more information and to see this vehicle Please call 720-974-4845.

100,346 miles
Jeep Compass
used 2011
Jeep Compass
Limited
Dealer:   (1)
4.4 mi away
Stock# S33234
List:

$10,988*

Est. Loan: $205/mo
Fair Deal!
Special Offer + Perks

The Sharpest Rides - Englewood / Colorado

Located 4.4 miles away from Denver, CO

91,378 miles
Chevrolet Aveo
used 2011
Chevrolet Aveo
Aveo5 LS
Dealer:   (3)
5.2 mi away
Stock# W199886
List:

$6,500*

Est. Loan: $122/mo
+ Perks

Norfolk Motors - Commerce City / Colorado

Located 5.2 miles away from Denver, CO

NEED A VEHICLE THAT WILL SAVE YOU SPACE AND GAS/MONEY AFFORDABLE AND EQUIPPED WITH SOME SPECIAL CUSTOM FEATURES? COME VISIT US HERE AT NORFOLK MOTORS AND TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THIS AWESOME CHEVY AVEO HATCHBACK THE PERFECT FIRST TIME BUYER CITY VEHICLE!Do not underestimate this american compact this car is equipped with a custom KICKER AMP WIRED PIONEER STEREO with BLUETOOTH SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO DVD READER convenient NAVIGATION DOWNLOADABLE ONLINE APPS LIKE PANDORA AND AHA USB PORT AND BACK UP CAMERA! also let us not forget about the 5 speed manual transmission over all this Aveo may be compact but comes loaded and it is a great choice as a commuter or for a first time buyer!ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE WISE :MPG:27 city / 35 highway Curb weight:2546lbsHorsepower:108hp @ 6400rpm Dimensions:154? L x 66? W x 59? HEngine:1.6L 4-cylinder Fuel tank capacity:12galDO NOT LET THIS GREAT DEAL PASS GIVE US A CALL TEXT OR EMAIL TODAY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP YOU SET UP AN APPOINTMENT SO YOU CAN TEST DRIVE IT!HERE AT NORFOLK MOTORS WE WORK HARD TO FINANCE ANY CREDIT SO YOU CAN DRIVE OFF THE LOT WITH CONFIDENCE KNOWING YOU CAME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TAMBIEN HABLAMOS ESPA?'OL!NECESITA UN VEHCULO QUE LE AHORRE ESPACIO GAS / DINERO ECONOMICO Y EQUIPADO CON ALGUNAS CARACTERSTICAS PERSONALIZADAS ESPECIALES? VENGA A VISITARNOS AQU EN NORFOLK MOTORS Y TOME UNA MIRADA CERCANA A ESTE INCREBLE CHEVY AVEO HATCHBACK LA PRIMERA COMPRADORA CITY VEHCULO PERFECTA!No subestimes este compacto americano este auto est equipado con un AMPLIFICADOR KICKER ESTEREO PIONEER con BLUETOOTH RADIO SATELITAL SIRIUS XM lector de DVD navegacin aplicaciones en lnea descargables como PANDORA Y AHA puerto USB y CAMARA RETROVISORA. No nos olvidemos de la transmisin manual de 5 velocidades sobre todo Aveo puede ser compacto pero viene bien equipado y es una gran opcin para los que viajan diariamente o para un comprador por primera vez!EL MOTOR Y EL RENDIMIENTO:MPG: 27 ciudad / 35 autopista Peso: 2546 lbsPotencia: 108 CV a 6.400 rpm Dimensiones: 154? L x 66? W x 59? HMotor: 1.6 L de 4 cilindros Capacidad del tanque de combustible: 12 galNO DESAPROVECHE ESTA GRAN OFERTA MANDENOS UN MENSAJE DE TEXTO UNA LLAMADA O UN CORREO ELECTR?'NICO HOY Y NUESTRO AMIGABLE PERSONAL CON CONOCIMIENTO SER FELIZ EN AYUDARLE A HACER UNA CITA PARA UNA PRUEBA DE MANEJO!AQU EN NORFOLK MOTORS TRABAJAMOS ARDUAMENTE PARA FINANCIAR CUALQUIER CRDITO Y ASI SALGA CONDUCIENDO DEL LOTE CON CONFIANZA SABIENDO QUE VINO AL LUGAR CORRECTO! Visit Norfolk Motors Denver online at www.norfolkmotors.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 720-298-1796 today to schedule your test drive.

82,733 miles
Ford Explorer
used 2010
Ford Explorer
XLT
Dealer:   (2)
5.3 mi away
Stock# 5183
List:

$11,199*

Est. Loan: $229/mo
Fair Deal!
Special Offer + Perks

Stapleton Motors - Commerce City / Colorado

Located 5.3 miles away from Denver, CO

92,133 miles
Subaru Outback
used 2007
Subaru Outback
2.5i Basic
Dealer:   (3)
5.4 mi away
Stock# 11113
List:

Not Listed

+ Perks

Marks Auto Sales - Denver / Colorado

Located 5.4 miles away from Denver, CO

Marks Auto Sales has over 60 cars in inventory to see our other cars please go to www.marksautosales.com. Here at Marks we have Buy Here Pay Here options also Credit Union, Direct with W.A.C. See us today for all your car buying needs.

229,429 miles
Subaru Legacy
used 1998
Subaru Legacy
Outback
Dealer:   (0)
5.6 mi away
Stock# 94411
List:

$3,995*

Est. Loan: $82/mo

Rocky's Autos - Denver / Colorado

Located 5.6 miles away from Denver, CO

107,878 miles
Audi A3
used 2011
Audi A3
2.0T Premium quattro
Dealer:   (4)
5.7 mi away
Stock# V16848A
List:

$11,000*

Est. Loan: $206/mo
Good Deal!
$827 Below Market
Special Offer + Perks

Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood - Lakewood / Colorado

Located 5.7 miles away from Denver, CO

One Owner, Clean CARFAX, Leather, Heated seats, Climate control, Bose Audio System, Quattro all wheel drive, AM/FM/CD/MP3 Player, Satellite Radio-capability, Power driver's seat, and much more! Stop by Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood and check out the beautiful selection of new and pre-owned vehicles with amazing pricing and financing options. Located at 8303 W. Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214 (at the intersection of W. Colfax and Carr Street).

63,089 miles
Hyundai Elantra
Stock Photo**
used 2013
Hyundai Elantra
GLS
Dealer:   (17)
6.4 mi away
Stock# H18517A
List:

Not Listed

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Shortline Hyundai - Aurora / Colorado

Located 6.4 miles away from Denver, CO

Clean CARFAX. Gray 2013 Hyundai Elantra FWD 6-Speed 1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V Dual CVVTRecent Arrival! Odometer is 999 miles below market average! 38/28 Highway/City MPG

203,651 miles
Honda Civic
used 2001
Honda Civic
EX
Dealer:   (4)
6.4 mi away
Stock# 1L005728
List:

$4,590*

Est. Loan: $94/mo
Fair Deal!

AutoNation Chevrolet North - Denver / Colorado

Located 6.4 miles away from Denver, CO

Sun/Moonroof,STANDARD PAINTThis vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. This outstanding example of a 2001 Honda Civic EX is offered by AutoNation Chevrolet North Denver. This 2001 Honda Civic comes with a CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, which means you can buy with certainty. The 2001 Honda offers compelling fuel-efficiency along with great value. You will no longer feel the need to repeatedly fill up this Honda Civic EX's gas tank, in part because of it's superb EPA rating. It's not often you find just the vehicle you are looking for AND with low mileage. This is your chance to take home a gently used and barely driven Honda Civic. With all records included, drive away confidently knowing the complete history of this Honda Civic EX. This pre-owned Honda Civic looks like new with a clean interior that's been well-kept. A true feat of engineering, this Honda Civic EX has otherworldly acceleration, prodigious power and is accompanied by the prestigious reputation of Honda. Although it may not make much sense, this vehicle will undoubtedly provide a memorable experience every time you drive it. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.

133,212 miles
Ford Escape
used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
Dealer:   (1)
6.4 mi away
Stock# 80476
List:

$8,988*

Est. Loan: $184/mo

Mike Naughton Ford - Aurora / Colorado

Located 6.4 miles away from Denver, CO

EPA 24 MPG Hwy/17 MPG City! XLT trim. IIHS Top Safety Pick, A/C, Power Windows, Satellite Radio, CD Player, Auxiliary Audio Input, Four Wheel Drive, Aluminum Wheels, V6 Cylinder Engine, Power Door Locks, 6-Speed A/T CLICK NOW! FORD ESCAPE: UNMATCHED DEPENDABILITY 5 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 5 Star Driver Side Crash Rating. KEY FEATURES ON THIS FORD ESCAPE INCLUDE Bucket Seats, Stability Control, Keyless Entry, ABS, Steering Wheel Audio Controls. FORD ESCAPE: BEST IN CLASS 'Since its introduction, the Ford Escape has been one of America's best-selling small SUVs.' - Edmunds. 'The Escape's small dimensions make it easy to park and maneuver, while the large side-glass panels permit a nearly unobstructed view for both driver and passengers.' -- Kelley Blue Book. IIHS Top Safety Pick. Great Gas Mileage: 24 MPG Hwy. OUR OFFERINGS Our large inventory and wide selection of models, along with competitive pricing, allow us to make you a great deal on the Ford of your choice. At Mike Naughton Ford, our goal is to assist you in making a confident decision. Our friendly, professional staff members are here to answer your questions and listen to your needs. Wherever you live in the Denver area, or if you're driving from Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Centennial or Englewood, we're ready to serve you! Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

83,868 miles
Jeep Compass
used 2013
Jeep Compass
Sport
Dealer:   (6)
6.5 mi away
Stock# DD141182
List:

$10,991*

Est. Loan: $205/mo
Special Offer + Perks

Larry H. Miller Colorado Chrysler Jeep - Aurora / Colorado

Located 6.5 miles away from Denver, CO

Boasts 27 Highway MPG and 21 City MPG! This Jeep Compass delivers a Gas I4 2.4L/144 engine powering this Variable transmission. P215/60R17 ALL-SEASON TOURING BSW TIRES, DARK SLATE GRAY INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS, CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSAXLE II -inc: Autostick auto trans, tip start.*This Jeep Compass Comes Equipped with These Options *26A CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG -inc: 2.4L I4 engine, continuously variable transaxle II, BLACK, 2.4L DOHC 16V I4 DUAL-VVT ENGINE -inc: 17 x 6.5 aluminum wheels, P215/60R17 all-season touring BSW tires, 17 X 6.5 ALUMINUM WHEELS -inc: P215/60R17 all-season touring BSW tires, Variable intermittent windshield wipers, Uconnect 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player, Touring Suspension, Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp, Tilt steering column, Speed sensitive pwr door locks.* Stop By Today *For a must-own Jeep Compass come see us at Larry H. Miller Colorado Chrysler Jeep, 350 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80012. Just minutes away!

88,990 miles
Saturn S-Series
used 2002
Saturn S-Series
SL2
Dealer:   (6)
6.5 mi away
Stock# P12007A
List:

$4,490*

Est. Loan: $92/mo

Stevinson Toyota East - Aurora / Colorado

Located 6.5 miles away from Denver, CO

Stevinson Toyota East and Scion is offering this 2002 Saturn SL2, only 88990 miles, Clean CarFax. Stevinson Pre-Owned Vehicles Include: * 151-Point Vehicle Inspection *Free Carfax Report * Thorough Reconditioning * 10% Discount on Parts and Service * Located in Aurora CO, but also serving the greater Denver area, including Highlands Ranch, Parker, Stapleton, Centennial, and Commerce City.

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Buying used cars in Denver, CO

Save up to $300 on over 35,784 used cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks for sale across 664 dealers near Denver, Colorado. Edmunds has over 5,428,514 cheap new and used car, truck, and SUV listings, including makes by Subaru, Chevrolet and GMC Used vehicles are available in a wide range of body types and styles: Station Wagon, SUV and Sedan. Prices for cheap used cars, trucks, and SUVs in the area range from $599 to $378,458 dollars. The nearest dealership is Rickenbaugh Cadillac, approximately 0.615 miles away with 1 cheap used or certified pre-owned vehicles in stock. The highest rated dealer in your area is Rickenbaugh Cadillac, with an average user rating of 5 and 83 used cars in stock.

Options and features available on used 's available near Denver typically include:

Features: Rear Bench Seats , Fold Flat Rear Seats , Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel , Tire Pressure Warning , Stability Control , Aux Audio Inputs , Trip Computer , Bluetooth , Alarm , AWD/4WD , USB Inputs , Power Driver Seat , Auto Climate Control , Post-collision safety system , Back-up camera , Multi-Zone Climate Control , Heated seats , Leather Seats , Sunroof/Moonroof , Parking sensors , Navigation , Remote Start , Towing Hitch , Upgraded Headlights , Power Liftgate/Trunk , Keyless Entry/Start , Electronic Folding Mirrors , Third-row seating , Mobile Internet , 3500lb Towing Capacity , Crew Cab , Blind Spot Monitoring , 10,000lb+ Towing Capacity , 6ft Bed , Automatic Emergency Braking , Cooled Seats , 6000lb Towing Capacity , Upgraded Stereo , Upgraded Engine , 5000lb Towing Capacity , Pre-collision safety system , Lane Departure Warning , 2nd Row Bucket Seats , 8000lb Towing Capacity , Apple Carplay/Android Auto , Adaptive Cruise Control , Extended Cab , Rear Entertainment System , 2500lb Towing Capacity , Soft Top , 360-degree camera , Heads up display , 8ft Bed , Hardtop , Standard Cab , 7ft Bed .

Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders , 6 cylinders , 8 cylinders , 5 cylinders , 3 cylinders , 10 cylinders , 12 cylinders .

Transmission: Automatic , Manual , Automated Manual , Direct Drive .

Fuel Type: regular unleaded , premium unleaded (required) , premium unleaded (recommended) , flex-fuel (unleaded/E85) , diesel , flex-fuel (premium unleaded recommended/E85) , electric , flex-fuel (premium unleaded required/E85) , natural gas , flex-fuel (unleaded/natural gas) .

Drivetrain: all wheel drive , four wheel drive , front wheel drive , rear wheel drive .

Edmunds offers users detailed expert ratings and reviews, pricing, consumer reviews, features and specs, interior and exterior vehicle pictures and videos, as well as special offers, gas cards, and other perks. Find your perfect used car at edmunds.com.

shopping for a used car in Denver, CO

Nestled east of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is Colorado's capital and largest city. Its elevation of 5,280 feet has led to it being dubbed "The Mile-High City." Denver remains proud of its Western roots — hence the name of its Super Bowl-winning football team, the Broncos. Yet it remains easily accessible by users of today's horseless carriages.

Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 are the two major highways that bisect the city. The former runs north-south, connecting Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to the north and Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the New Mexico communities of Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces to the south. The latter, running east-west, connects Denver to Utah to the west and Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Baltimore to the east. I-70's business stretch passes the Colorado State Capitol and runs near Denver's central library and art museum.

Colorado Boulevard, or State Highway 2, is a major north-south road in east Denver, passing City Park, home to the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For visitors arriving by airplane, Denver International Airport is located more than 20 miles northeast of the downtown area, usually requiring a drive of at least 30 minutes.

In terms of popularity, Japanese brands dominate Colorado. The Subaru Outback is the most popular new car sold in the Centennial State. Hondas and Toyotas — both sedans and SUVs — are also in the top 10. Being the capital of a state with a thriving, diverse economy, Denver has a suitably diverse set of car dealerships. Ford, BMW and Volkswagen are among the brands sold.

Colorado's lemon law applies only to new vehicles. Motorcycles and motor homes are excluded from its provisions. The state also requires motorists to carry automobile insurance.

more about car shopping in Denver

Colorado's location in the center of the western part of the U.S. results in a significant amount of drive-through traffic, while the state's mountainous terrain and scenic views make it a popular destination spot. Interstate 70 — which takes drivers from Baltimore, Maryland, to Cove Fort, Utah, — runs through Denver, Colorado's capital city, and then connects with routes to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Thousands of cars, trucks and RVs travel this route daily, as drivers and passengers are treated to some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the country.

Although I-70 has its advantages, drivers hoping to experience the state's most interesting roads and enjoy the best scenery will want to exit the super-slab. With at least six Colorado cities calling themselves the "Gateway to the Rockies," road-trippers can be assured of spectacular views driving almost anywhere in the state.

Must-drive routes, especially for first-time visitors, are the roads through Rocky Mountain National Park, northwest of Boulder. The park straddles the Continental Divide and offers neverending mountain views, as well as a variety of wildlife, thick forests and mountain tundra. In the summer, a convertible would be the ideal vehicle to make the most of the scenery, although a minivan would be a good option, as would a sedan or coupe with a sunroof. But summers can be short in the Rockies, so at other times of the year an SUV or other four-wheel-drive model might be a practical choice.

With many mountain roads closed in winter, and others often barely passable, it should come as no surprise that the most popular vehicles sold in Colorado are four-wheelers. No. 1 in sales is the Subaru Outback, which last year unseated the Ford F-150 pickup for the top spot. Other big sellers in the Centennial State include the Subaru Forester, Toyota Highlander, Honda CR-V and Subaru Legacy. Of the top 10 sellers in the state, the only one available strictly as a two-wheel-drive model is the Honda Accord. Even in Denver, where the climate is a bit milder and the streets are cleared regularly, the biggest seller is the all-wheel-drive Subaru Legacy.

The multi-state Summit Automotive Partners, headquartered in Denver, is one of the largest auto groups in the area, with brands that include Buick, Dodge, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Subaru and Toyota. AutoNation, the largest automotive retailer in the country, is another strong presence in Colorado, representing such brands as Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Ram and Subaru. Two notable Colorado auto dealerships are John Elway Chevrolet in Englewood and John Elway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Greeley, both owned by the former Denver Broncos star quarterback.

New vehicles registered in many Colorado counties are exempt from emissions testing for their first seven years. After that, an emissions test is required every two years, but for vehicles manufactured in 1981 or earlier, a two-speed idle test must be performed annually. In addition, an emissions test is required any time a vehicle changes hands. Safety inspections are not mandatory, although an emissions inspection station may fail a vehicle if it is deemed unsafe.