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7 Certified Used Cars Under $25,000

October 17, 2013

Bankrate.com recently put together a list of the top seven certified pre-owned vehicles you can purchase for under $25,000. The information was gathered through automotive research firm Vincentric, which recently reported its 2013 awards for the best certified pre-owned cars in the US.

The list features vehicles including the Mitsubishi Eclipse, Volkswagen Jetta, and Honda Accord Crosstour. Make sure you read my article Are Certified Used Cars Worth the Extra Cost? before deciding to purchase one.

VehicleSegmentAvg. Market Price
Mitsubishi EclipseSport$17,694
Toyota CamryMidisize Sedan$18,129
Volkswagen JettaWagon$18,161
Volvo V50Premium Wagon$19,310
Honda AccordMidsize Coupe$20,807
Honda Accord CrosstourLarge Sedan$23,125
Buick LaCrossePremium Large Sedan$24,378

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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