Best Used Cars to Buy Right Now
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
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid