Best Used Cars to Save Money
US News & World Report's Best Cars Blog released a list of what they consider the best used vehicles to purchase if saving money is high on your list.
This list featured their top 10 picks based on the vehicle's Cost to Own score -- basically how much owning one of these vehicles will cost over five years of ownership - including things like repairs, insurance, depreciation, fuel, and other factors.
Vehicles on the list include the 2010 Honda Fit, 2012 GMC Terrain, 2012 Buick Enclave, and 2009 BMW X3. The full list is below.
Used Cars with Lowest Ownership Costs
|Used Small Car||2010 Honda Fit||$10,000-$12,000|
|Used Compact SUV||2012 GMC Terrain||$15,000-$20,000|
|Used Luxury Compact SUV||2009 BMW X3||Under $25,000|
|Used Midsized Car||2009 Honda Accord||Under $15,000|
|Used Midsized SUV||2012 Buick Enclave||$20,000-$25,000|
|Used Large Car||2014 Toyota Avalon||Over $20,000|
|Used Large SUV||2010 Toyota Sequoia||Under $30,000|
|Used Sports Car||2010 Ford Mustang||Under $20,000|
|Used Hybrid Car||2014 Honda Accord Hybrid||$20,000.00|
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- Gregg Fidan
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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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