Investing in an old Car is more about reliability and performance, than luxury . But, here’s a piece of advice about what you need to know before buying your perfect reliable used car.
Remember, Not emptying your wallet on costly repair is much important when you are buying a car on budget. The car might have some wear and tear, here and there like some cosmetic damages (but no internal or serious damages). Make sure you don’t have to shed dollars on its maintenance. Ideally, you want a car that has had regular quality maintenance over its lifetime. So not only you should go ahead checking its repair records but also, check its history report using the VIN number. Now that you have all the information, you probably should get a car mechanic to inspect the vehicle to be purchased. And that’s how you come closer to finally have a good reliable car standing outside your home. With that, let’s look at the 7 most reliable used cars here.
Average Listing Price: $8,904
Thinking of a high mileage hybrid vehicle! Well, that’s what it is. A versatile cargo carrier and with a spacious interior, it has great safety and reliability scores.
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It’s fuel economy is among the best, from a used midsize car. It has a four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors. The 2011 Prius comes standard with seven airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and traction control. The base Prius I comes with power windows and door locks, while the Prius II comes standard with automatic headlights, push-button start, cruise control and a six-speaker stereo. See Toyota Prius for sale near you.
Average Listing Price: $9,044
With its 6 trims in Sedan (four doors) and Coupe (two doors) body styles, it has solid safety and reliability scores. Among one of the greatest picks for day to day travel, it has a comfortable ride, static handling and supportive seating.
A used 2012 Sedan or Coupe Honda Civic can range between $7,600 and $14,000.
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The front-wheel-drive 2012 Civic has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. Almost all trims share the same 140-horsepower engine, while the top trim, Civic Si has a stronger 201-horsepower engine (2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission). Mostly, Customers skip on the base model, as it offers minimum features.
The front-wheel-drive 2012 Civic has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. See Honda civic for sale near you.
Average Listing Price: $8,476
Again with a great safety and reliability score, this sedan is one of the most affordable used cars that has an amazing interior. It has comfortable and spacious seating, but might disappoint you if you are looking for a big cargo space.
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It has a four-cylinder engine and an available 3.6-liter V6. It is available with either rear- or all-wheel drive. Standard features include a seven-speaker audio system, a power driver’s seat, and satellite radio. A sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a premium Harmon Kardon sound system, and remote engine start are optional features. See Buick Lacrosse for sale near you.
Average Listing Price: $7,995
One of the best fit as a family subcompact car, 2012 Honda Fit is a Hatchback with strong fuel economy ratings with a lively and fun drive. Fit’s front passenger seat and rear Magic Seat can be folded multiple ways to allow for better cargo space. The Fit offers generous head- and legroom, with 57.3 cubic feet of space.
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Though it gives a comfortable ride, with its steady steering and agile handling, the Fit can get harsh in the sports trim. It has a four-cylinder engine, a five-speed manual transmission and an available five-speed automatic.
The base 2012 Fit comes standard with air conditioning, cruise control, a four-speaker CD audio system, a USB port and power windows and door locks.See Honda Fit for sale near you.
Average Listing Price: $8,945
With amazing reliability and safety scores, the 2010 Audi A6 is a deal to steal with a stylish exterior and accent interior. It has a roomy cabin but it’s multimedia system can be confusing. It has a supercharged V6 offering good power and fuel economy but an under-powered base engine.
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A luxury midsize car, it has an available Quattro all-wheel drive system. The base 2010 Audi A6 3.2 Premium comes standard with a sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, leather, power front seats, Bluetooth and a 10-speaker stereo with an iPod connection and satellite radio. Higher Premium Plus and Prestige trims have features like navigation, push-button start, adaptive headlights, a backup camera and an upgraded stereo. See Audi A6 for sale near you.
Average Listing Price: $7,493
An affordable sports Car, it is available as either a soft or hard-top convertible. It has comfortable seats but can be tight for larger adults. Also, it has only 5.3 cubic feet of trunk space.
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It comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, producing 167 horsepower when paired with a manual transmission and 158 horsepower with an available six-speed automatic. The horsepower is plenty for the lightweight two-seater. MX-5 has great fuel economy and a composed handling.
Standard features on the Miata include air conditioning, power windows, a six-speaker sound system with CD player and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. Available features include cruise control, power door locks, remote keyless entry, a six-disc CD changer, leather-trimmed seats, a Bose audio system and heated seats. See Mazda MX-5 Miata Prius for sale near you.
Average Listing Price: $9,095
An affordable used compact SUV, it has good safety and reliable scores. Depending on your power needs, it comes with V4 and V6 and both front and AWD models. Owing to its third row, it can seat seven passengers.
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It comes with three trims. The base model comes standard with a CD player, six speakers, an auxiliary audio input, air conditioning, cloth seats, power windows, remote keyless entry, cruise control, and a side-opening tailgate. The RAV4’s third-row seats are optional only in Base and Limited models. The RAV4 top Sport trim can however be bumpy owing to its suspension and larger wheels. Also, its AWD allows you to be a little adventurous but it isn’t meant for serious off-roading. See Toyota RAV 4 for sale near you.