Purchasing a used car can be a difficult process. There are so many options, each with a multitude of features. It’s hard to know which one is the best.
In this article I will cover the top autos to purchase when not buying new. I buy and sell used vehicles so selecting the right auto is key for me and my business. I have my preferred list which I will share with you.
When purchasing I ignore certain things that may make a few of you upset. I do not look at the country where the car was manufactured. I live in the United States and love living here but unfortunately I cannot just pick American made vehicles. Sure we have some great autos in the USA but at this moment in time, my top choice is made in Japan.
This is my best used car, my top choice. It is very dependable, fuel efficient and has a comfortable interior. It is readily available because it has been the best selling new auto in the United States for nine of the last 10 years. it handles great and gives you ample storage in the trunk. The Camry looks like a higher end vehicle with the heart of a work horse. You can rest assured on the dependability of the vehicle and also on it’s resale value. The Toyota Camry gives you a mid-sized vehicle with the fuel efficiency of a more compact one.
In today’s world fuel efficiency is something that has to be considered. The Honda Civic provides plenty of efficiency as a compact vehicle. The Civic was redesigned in 2001, reintroduced in it;s hybrid mode in 2003 and then redesigned again in 2006. Great improvements were made with each redesign of the vehicle. The exterior looks sharper and the handling has improved dramatically from the 1990’s models.
Another Honda! The Accord is another great mid-sized vehicle to consider. It is not as fuel efficient as the Camry but it has a more sporty feel when driving for those who prefer a faster more agile vehicle. Improvements were made to this model in 2003, making it a smoother ride, less noisy and as stated above more agile. This car is know for its reliability and dependability.
The Japanese theme continues. Fourth place was a toss up between the Altima and Corolla. I prefer mid-sized vehicles but if you prefer compact sedans then you may want to go with a Corolla. I absolutely love the Nissan Altima. When it was first introduced it was a compact car which now has evolved into a mid-sized sedan. You can get this car in a 4 or 5 cylinder model with a 2.5 or 3.5 engine. You can count on this cars reliability; my previous Altima had 140,000 miles and drove like new. The inside is comfortable and spacious especially when purchasing models 2003 or higher.
Same as other compact cars, the Corolla provides fuel efficiency and a smooth ride. This is another dependable vehicle with high demand in the used car market. A safe choice if you want a good car, good value and good resale.
It is important for me to select reliable cars with great resale value. I purchase and sell vehicles and these 5 choices will give you the best bang for your dollar in my opinion.