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Best Used Cars to Buy Right Now

July 1, 2010

Used Cars Why buy a new car when it depreciates the second you drive it off the lot?

Why indeed. So here's a list of the best used cars on the market, from our friends at Edmunds.com.

These vehicles were chosen based on reliability, safety, value and availability, and they include all cars and trucks from model years 2003 to 2008.

If you're looking to buy a used car, this list is an excellent starting point.

Compact Sedan: 2003-2008 Hyundai Elantra

Midsize Sedan: 2003-2008 Toyota Camry

Large Sedan: 2006-2008 Hyundai Azera

Coupe: 2003-2008 BMW 3 Series

Convertible: 2003-2008 Mazda Miata

Wagon: 2003-2008 Pontiac Vibe

Compact SUV/Crossover: 2003-2008 Honda CR-V

Midsize SUV/Crossover: 2004-2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor

Large SUV/Crossover: 2003-2008 Chevrolet Tahoe

Minivan/Van: 2003-2008 Honda Odyssey

Compact Truck: 2003-2008 Toyota Tacoma

Large Truck: 2003-2008 Ford F-150

Luxury: 2003-2008 Infiniti G35

Hybrid: 2004-2008 Toyota Prius

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