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Top 10 Most Reliable Used Cars

When buying a used car, reliability is one of the most important factors you should consider. This week, Forbes.com identified the top 10 most reliable used cars from the 2008 and 2009 model years.

These are vehicles that earned the highest marks for reliablity from both Consumer Reports and J.D. Power & Associates. In particular, they all received top scores in powertrain dependability, which affects key components such as the engine and transmission.

In addition, all of these vehicles performed well in initial quality suvrveys and new-car reviews. So if you're considering a late-model used car, you should definitely check out the following models:

  1. Acura TL
  2. Ford Fusion
  3. Honda CR-V
  4. Lexus ES 350
  5. Lexus RX 350
  6. Lincoln MKZ
  7. Mazda MX-5 Miata
  8. Toyota Highlander
  9. Toyota Prius
  10. Toyota Yaris






3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

The 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 Network

Select 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).
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Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirect

TrueCar, 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 Checklist

Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
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About The Author

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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