The promise: Provides crowdsourced traffic information.
Available on: Website, iPhone, Android
Get real-time updates on accidents, jams, and detours, plus alternative route suggestions and the latest local gas prices.
One caveat: Because the data are provided by other drivers, the app works best in cities and other densely populated areas, says CNET automotive technology editor Antuan Goodwin.
If there's an extra $10,000 in your budget, consider investing in low-cost index funds, buying a reliable used car or taking a European river cruise.