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Used Cars You Should Consider Buying

June 28, 2012


This week, Edmunds.com editors assembled a list of best used cars to consider based on a combination of reliability, safety, value and availability.

They limited their selection to vehicles that are between 2 and 7 years old. These are vehicles that should be dependable for several more years and have already gone through their biggest period of depreciation.

Make sure to consider these vehicles when shopping for a used car.

SegmentVehicleYears
Compact Sedan Hyundai Elantra2005-2010
Midsize Sedan Nissan Altima2005-2010
Large Sedan Hyundai Azera2006-2010
Coupe BMW 3 Series2005-2010
Convertible Mazda Miata2005-2010
Wagon Pontiac Vibe2005-2010
Compact SUV Honda CR-V2005-2010
Midsize SUV Ford Explorer2005-2010
Large SUV Chevrolet Tahoe2005-2010
Minivan/Van Honda Odyssey2005-2010
Compact Truck Toyota Tacoma2005-2010
Large Truck Ford F-1502005-2010
Luxury Infiniti G35/G372005-2010
Hybrid Toyota Prius2005-2010
Sport Compact Subaru Impreza WRX2005-2010

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