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Best Used Cars For The Money – The Center for Automatic Security, which partnered with automotive expert Jack Gillis, has published several years of used car rankings in his car purchase guide, The Car Book.
In addition to its in-depth ranking in the complete line of 2018 vehicles, this publication offers consumers over 1,000 second-hand car ranks back in five years.
“When buying a used car usually means buying someone else’s problems, thanks to improved quality, better reliability, and millions of vehicles hired to the market every year, there are plenty of good choices – if you know what to look for,” Gillis said. .
The secret, of course, is knowing which brands and models are best to buy. And now, it’s no longer a secret. Here are some top choices, with car rankings for value, security, and reliability.
Audi A6 – 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
BMW 3 Series – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Honda Civic – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Honda CRV – 2015, 2016, 2017
Lexus ES – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Subaru Crosstrek – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Toyota Avalon – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Toyota Camry – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Toyota Prius V – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Other options include:
Acura MDX – 2013
Cadillac XTS – 2013, 2015, 2016
Subaru Outback – 2015, 2016, 2017
Subaru Legacy – 2014, 2015, 2016
Volvo S60 – 2015, 2016, 2017
75 percent of consumers buy used cars
Gillis noted that new cars tend to get the most attention when it comes to providing consumer information. However, 75 percent of consumers buy used cars.
“For 38 years, my goal with The Car Book is to provide everything consumers need to make purchases of vehicles that are informed, safe, and reliable,” Gillis said. “The good news is that buying used now is a lot easier. There are plenty of safe, high-quality, and money-saving used cars out there – if you know what to look for. ”
To get the best deal, Gillis suggests consumers do a lot of research with resources like Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds to determine the value of the vehicle. Cars have wholesale and retail value; the range between the two is the bargain range.
While many consumers are not comfortable haggling over the price of a car, Gillis says it’s no fun if you follow this formula: it offers 20 percent below the price you are willing to pay.
The dealer will likely reject it and make a counter offer. At that point, separate the differences.