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2015's Best Used Car Deals
December 31, 2015Which used vehicles offered the best deals in 2015? Cars.com recently revealed the top 10 best used car deals of 2015.
According to them, green vehicles led the pack with three of the top 10 -- Toyota Prius Plug-In, Nissan Leaf and Ford C-Max Hybrid -- all having alternative-fuel powertrains. And on the flipside, luxury cars also experienced used car price declines, with vehicles from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi making up six of the top 10. The full list is below.
|Rank||Vehicle||Dec. 1 Avg. Price||Difference from Jan. 1||Percent Change|
|1||Toyota Prius Plug-In||$18,043||-$6,224||-25.6%|
|3||GMC Savana 2500||$22,948||-$7,191||-23.9%|
|10||Ford C-Max Hybrid||$16,248||-$3,520||-17.8%|
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