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2007 Honda Accord LX $1,900 226,700 miles GREAT DEAL Paterson, NJ $1,505 below market price
Year:
2007
Do:
honda
Model:
accordance
body type:
Limousine
doors:
4 doors
Transmission:
front-wheel drive
Motor:
166PS 2.4L I4
Color exterior:
Azul
Combined fuel consumption:
26 mpg
fuel type:
Gasoline
Color interior:
beige brown)
Transmission:
5-Gang-Automatic
Mileage:
226.700
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Warehouse number:
054282
Chassis number:
1HGCM563X7A054282
  • The advertised vehicle was not exactly what I expected, the vehicle was damaged, dirty and not at all presentable. It was in so much damage that my accompanying mechanic pointed out that the amount of money I would spend on the repair outweighed the amount that the vehicle was a waste of time.

    Yolanda

    April 22, 2022

  • They were very nice people, I didn't feel like the sport clutch was for me. The car was not bad.

    akiva

    13. October 2021

  • The dealer is a great guy, he was very understanding and my car was in great condition at a great price. Would definitely recommend to anyone

    Mani516

    29. June 2021

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2008 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport $2,000 153,501km GREAT DEAL Westminster, VT $2,155 below market price
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Year:
2008
Do:
mazda
Model:
MAZDA3
body type:
Limousine
doors:
4 doors
Transmission:
front-wheel drive
Color exterior:
Grau
Color interior:
Negro
Transmission:
Automatically
Mileage:
153.501
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Warehouse number:
T6109BB
Chassis number:
JM1BK12G281862306
  • The dealer's response was quick, but I didn't care about the vehicle.

    6. November 2022

  • Good customer service

    5. August 2022

  • Good people, I had a good experience.

    Steve

    6. June 2022

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2006 Jeep Commander Base 4WD $1,500 172,716 km GREAT DEAL Passaic, NJ $3,493 below market price
Year:
2006
Do:
all terrain
Model:
commander
body type:
offroad/crossover
doors:
4 doors
Transmission:
all wheel drive
Motor:
210 CV 3.7 l V6
Color exterior:
Putrefaction
Combined fuel consumption:
16 mpg
fuel type:
Gasoline
Color interior:
Negro
Transmission:
5-Gang-Automatic
Mileage:
172.716
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Chassis number:
1J8HG48K36C124310
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt 2LT Coupe FWD $1,995 235,930 km GREAT DEAL Lexington, KY $2,189 below market price
Year:
2009
Do:
chevrolet
Model:
Cobalt
body type:
coupe
doors:
2 doors
Transmission:
front-wheel drive
Motor:
155 CV 2.2L I4
Color exterior:
plata
fuel type:
Gasoline
Color interior:
Negro
Transmission:
4-speed automatic overdrive
Mileage:
235.930
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Warehouse number:
6558
Chassis number:
1G1AT18H697135458
  • Jimmie had my loan application at the final rate/loan in less than 30 minutes and he was an entrepreneur. Ali - the owner - gave my signature, and a veteran. These guys set the standard for a great car buying experience. You are busy but attentive and honest. I would buy here again.

    March 20, 2022

  • I was pre-approved online, which meant NOTHING. They told me to apply for financing through them. After dropping another point on my credit score to apply, they came back with a much higher down payment and a higher monthly payment. They then laughed when my husband told them it was a "crazy" crowd. They told me they don't operate with bad credit after bankruptcy.

    melons

    March 9, 2022

  • Very responsive and helpful.

    jeremy

    February 6, 2022

2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS $2,000 175,414 miles GREAT DEAL Midlothian, IL $1,912 below market price
Year:
2008
Do:
mitsubishi
Model:
do an effort
body type:
offroad/crossover
doors:
4 doors
Transmission:
front-wheel drive
Motor:
225 CV 3.8 l V6
Color exterior:
Blanco
Combined fuel consumption:
18 mpg
fuel type:
Gasoline
Color interior:
Grau
Transmission:
Automatically
Mileage:
175.414
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Warehouse number:
13577
Chassis number:
4A4MM21S08E042516
  • Not pushy at all. Helpful staff. I took a quick look at several car keys. The checkout process took less than 30 minutes! Buy a car - Spin a wheel for a prize. Cousin!!

    December 4, 2022

  • Test drive went ok, just one problem, but it was fixed and picked up a week later and no complaints as it's running great.

    Miguel

    2. November 2022

  • I am 63 years old and I know how to buy a car from car dealerships. My experience with this was one of the best, why? Their car prices are very modest, and they are content with a modest profit. I wish all car dealerships were like this. I definitely recommend it!

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    ruben

    15. September 2022

1995 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD $995 140,000 miles GREAT DEAL Grand Junction, CO $2,224 below market price
Year:
1995
Do:
chevrolet
Model:
In the place
body type:
offroad/crossover
doors:
4 doors
Transmission:
all wheel drive
Motor:
200 CV 5,7 l V8
Color exterior:
Blanco
Combined fuel consumption:
12 mpg
fuel type:
Gasoline
Transmission:
Automatically
Mileage:
234.780
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Warehouse number:
S10470A
Chassis number:
1GNFK16KXSJ317338
  • He's not the worst dealer in town... and he pretty much cleans the interiors with every purchase.

    Timothy

    10. mayo 2022

  • They called quickly and very informative.

    7 January 2022

  • I will recommend people to buy vehicles from Grand Valley Auto, they are the largest company in Grand Junction, Colorado. They treated me like family, the experience was the best.

    Erich

    15. October 2021

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2003 Honda Accord Coupe EX with Leather $1,998 125,000 miles GREAT DEAL Dayton, OH $1,754 below market price

Authorized Honda dealer

Year:
2003
Do:
honda
Model:
unification cup
body type:
coupe
doors:
2 doors
Transmission:
front-wheel drive
Motor:
160PS 2.4L I4
Color exterior:
plata
fuel type:
Gasoline
Color interior:
Negro
Transmission:
5-speed automatic overdrive
Mileage:
208.624
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Warehouse number:
860722A
Chassis number:
1HGCM82643A009589
  • Grande

    24. October 2022

  • Abby Robertson was our salesperson and she was the best. Very nice, very helpful and we enjoyed talking with her. Abby made our car buying process easy. Long process but worth the wait. IF ANYONE VISITS THIS DEALER SEE ABBY ROBERTSON! Without a doubt she is the best!!!

    3. June 2022

  • Absolutely great service! They were quick to respond to my request to test drive my vehicle and gave me suggestions on where to go as I was unfamiliar with the area. Sounds cliche but they really treated me and my kids like family. My teenage sons opted to stay in the car with their cell phones and my salesperson brought them bottles of water while we waited for the finance office to finish up another client.

    2. mayo 2022

2008 Dodge RAM 1500 ST RWD $1,990 220,996 km GREAT DEAL Kenner, LA $4,240 below market price
Year:
2008
Do:
Evade
Model:
RAM 1500
body type:
Rise
doors:
2 doors
Transmission:
rear wheel drive
Motor:
215 CV 3.7 l V6
Color exterior:
UNKNOWN
Combined fuel consumption:
16 mpg
fuel type:
Gasoline
Color interior:
Grau
Transmission:
Automatically
Mileage:
220.996
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Chassis number:
1D7HA16K78J181639
  • They reacted immediately! Unfortunately, it was a long limo, which I wasn't looking for.

    Marissa

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    22. October 2021

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2010 Kia Forte LX $1,999 95,246 km GREAT DEAL Puyallup, WA $4,062 below market price

Authorized Kia Dealer

Year:
2010
Do:
we will
Model:
Strength
body type:
Limousine
doors:
4 doors
Transmission:
front-wheel drive
Motor:
156 PS 2L I4
Color exterior:
Negro
Combined fuel consumption:
29 mpg
fuel type:
Gasoline
Color interior:
jug
Transmission:
Automatically
Mileage:
95.246
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Warehouse number:
K21009A
Chassis number:
KNAFT4A20A5300261
  • The buying experience was pressure-free and very accommodating. Drew was able to answer all of our questions. A very nice experience. We will definitely recommend Kia of Puyallup.

    November 30, 2022

  • The low rating is because they asked us to fill out paperwork so they could repay the loans with the assurance that they would only foreclose if we agreed to a deal. We couldn't come to an agreement, we didn't want to buy the vehicle at the lowest price and they went ahead and put out a credit report. When I called them about it, their response was that they couldn't discuss numbers with us without letting them go. Twice they were dishonest on one visit. I will never do business with them.

    13. August 2022

  • This dealership was the worst. I spoke to them directly for 4 days about purchasing this car. I was told the whole time that the car was not for sale because it was inspected and then detailed. But somehow someone else managed to buy the car from me. Brianna the salesperson did not follow up on all the communications I initiated and to be honest I feel like she lied the whole time about the car not being available.

    JENNIFER

    6. October 2021

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo $1,960 164,361 km GREAT DEAL Eureka, IL $3,505 below market price
Year:
2005
Do:
all terrain
Model:
Gran Cherokee
body type:
offroad/crossover
doors:
4 doors
Transmission:
rear wheel drive
Motor:
210 CV 3.7 l V6
Color exterior:
Azul
Combined fuel consumption:
18 mpg
fuel type:
Gasoline
Color interior:
Gary
Transmission:
Automatically
Mileage:
164.361
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Warehouse number:
9866
Chassis number:
1J4GS48K35C709866
  • He returned the call and answered my questions.

    María

    5. August 2022

  • It works with your needs.

    NICOLE

    April 1, 2022

  • Excellent to work. It came in after hours to meet our scheduling needs and we purchased. Based on my experience so far, I can definitely recommend this dealer.

    Alisha

    22. September 2021

2014 Ford Focus S $1,900 145,980 miles GREAT DEAL Jackson, GA $4,425 below market price
Year:
2014
Do:
I go
Model:
Approach
body type:
Limousine
doors:
4 doors
Transmission:
front-wheel drive
Motor:
160hp 2L I4 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Color exterior:
Blanco
fuel type:
flex fuel vehicle
Color interior:
carbon black
Mileage:
145.980
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
5
Warehouse number:
3P3593B
Chassis number:
1FADP3E21EL256006

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2012 Mazda MAZDA6 i Sport $2,000 173,000 km GREAT DEAL Houston, TX
Year:
2012
Do:
mazda
Model:
MAZDA6
body type:
Limousine
doors:
4 doors
Transmission:
front-wheel drive
Motor:
170 CV 2,5 l I4
Color exterior:
UNKNOWN
Combined fuel consumption:
26 mpg
fuel type:
Gasoline
Transmission:
5-Gang-Automatic
Mileage:
173.000
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
4
Warehouse number:
M44138
Chassis number:
1YVHZ8BH6C5M44138
  • Decided not to buy...but great service...

    Ricardo

    December 6, 2022

  • The transaction was very fast and above all we had very pleasant and accurate communication, I asked the seller for every detail regarding my possible purchase, so he fulfilled it. I am very happy with my purchase at this retailer. I highly recommend it. .

    franco

    20. September 2022

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2006 Hyundai Sonata V6 GLS FWD $1,900 210,234 miles GREAT DEAL Jackson, GA $2,216 below market price
Year:
2006
Do:
hyundai
Model:
sonata
body type:
Limousine
doors:
4 doors
Transmission:
front-wheel drive
Motor:
235 CV 3.3 l V6
Color exterior:
UNKNOWN
Combined fuel consumption:
22 mpg
fuel type:
Gasoline
Mileage:
210.234
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Warehouse number:
3P3579B
Chassis number:
5NPEU46F16H049717
2007 Nissan Versa S Hatchback $2,000 197,456 km GREAT DEAL Joppa, MD $1,796 below market price
Year:
2007
Do:
nissan
Model:
vice versa
body type:
Fließheck
doors:
4 doors
Transmission:
front-wheel drive
Motor:
122PS 1.8L I4
Color exterior:
Putrefaction
Combined fuel consumption:
28 mpg
fuel type:
Gasoline
Color interior:
Negro
Transmission:
Automatically
Mileage:
197.456
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Warehouse number:
30053
Chassis number:
3N1BC13EX7L456407
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    John

    14. November 2022

  • They keep contacting me and updating me.

    13. November 2022

  • No response to contact through CarGurus, had to call them but they were helpful after calling. They explained to me that they are actually an auction house and they explained the whole process to me so that I would understand it.

    Of

    20. October 2022

2006 Acura TL FWD $1,700 100,000 miles GREAT DEAL Oak Grove, MO $4,183 below market price

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Year:
2006
Do:
Acura
Model:
TL
body type:
Limousine
doors:
4 doors
Transmission:
front-wheel drive
Motor:
258 CV 3.2 L V6
Color exterior:
Negro
Combined fuel consumption:
22 mpg
fuel type:
Gasoline
Color interior:
beige brown)
Transmission:
5-Gang-Automatic
Mileage:
161.801
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating:
Not qualified
Chassis number:
19UUA66246A025885

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What is the most reliable website to buy used cars? ›

Best Used Car Sites of 2022
  • Best Overall: Autotrader.
  • Best Basic Option: CarsDirect.
  • Best for Classic Cars: Hemmings.
  • Best for Mobile: Autolist.
  • Best for Cheap Cars: CarGurus.
  • Best for Comparing Options: AutoTempest.
  • Best Auction Site: Cars & Bids.

What is the most reliable car under $20000? ›

Top 10 Most Reliable Cars Under $20k
  • #1 Toyota Prius. Almost any top ten list of reliable cars is going to have a Toyota Prius on it. ...
  • #2 Honda Fit. ...
  • #3 Subaru Outback. ...
  • #4 Mazda3. ...
  • #5 Toyota Avalon. ...
  • #6 Hyundai Elantra. ...
  • #7 Lexus ES. ...
  • #8 VW Beetle.
21 Jan 2022

Which company is best for second hand cars? ›

Top 5 Trusted Used Car Brands in India
  • Maruti Suzuki. Maruti Suzuki is one of the most trusted used car brands in India. ...
  • Hyundai. Hyundai is a terrific option to consider while purchasing a second-hand car. ...
  • Mahindra. ...
  • Toyota. ...
  • Volkswagen. ...
  • Get a used car loan. ...
  • The bottom line.
6 Jan 2021

How much mileage is too much for a used car? ›

What is considered high mileage on a car? Often, 100,000 miles is considered a cut-off point for used cars because older vehicles often start requiring more expensive and frequent maintenance when mileage exceeds 100,000.

What should you not say when buying a used car? ›

5 Things Not to Say When You're Buying a Car
  1. 'I love this car! '
  2. 'I've got to have a monthly payment of $350. '
  3. 'My lease is up next week. '
  4. 'I want $10,000 for my trade-in, and I won't take a penny less. '
  5. 'I've been looking all over for this color. '
  6. Information is power.
14 Feb 2021

What are the top 5 most unreliable cars? ›

  • Ignoring a Car's Reliability Rating Can Cost You Time and Money. ...
  • 2022 Chevrolet Suburban. ...
  • 2022 Volvo XC90. ...
  • 2022 Land Rover Defender. ...
  • 2022 Volkswagen Atlas. ...
  • 2022 Audi A6. ...
  • 2022 Audi Q8. ...
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB.
21 Oct 2022

Which car make has the least problem? ›

Beyond the brands: The most and least reliable vehicles
RankMost ReliableLeast Reliable
1.Toyota PriusChevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500
2.Lexus NXSubaru Ascent
3.Buick EncoreVolkswagen Atlas
4.Lexus GXJeep Compass
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22 Mar 2021

Which brand of car has the least problems? ›

The most reliable car brands - and the least
  • Kia. Reliability rating: 95.8% ...
  • Mazda. Reliability rating: 95.9% ...
  • Mitsubishi. Reliability rating: 96.9% ...
  • Dacia. Reliability rating: 97.3% ...
  • Lexus. Reliability rating: 98.7% ...
  • Alfa Romeo. Reliability rating: 86.5% ...
  • Land Rover. Reliability rating: 82.5% ...
  • Fiat. Reliability rating: 82.0%
6 Aug 2022

What are the 3 most reliable car brands? ›

Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Mazda, and Honda made the top five of the brands with the most reliable cars, with BMW jumping up from 10th to third position in just one year, pushing German rival Audi to sixth.
...
Most reliable and least reliable cars named in the US.
RankBrandAverage
1Toyota72
2Lexus72
3BMW65
4Mazda65
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22 Nov 2022

What is the cheapest way to buy a good car? ›

Buy used. If you're just looking for the cheapest way to get a vehicle, buying used is the way to go. Many vehicles last longer these days, and used cars come with more standard equipment than just a few years ago, plus, used cars typically cost less than new ones.

What is one of the most reliable used cars? ›

5 of the Most Reliable Used Cars You Can Find
  1. Honda Civic. They're sporty, they're simple, and they're one of the most reliable compact cars on the market: there's a reason the Honda Civic is one of the most popular used cars in America! ...
  2. Toyota Corolla. ...
  3. Chevrolet Silverado 1500. ...
  4. Mazda3. ...
  5. Honda CR-V.
29 Apr 2022

Is 2000 enough for a car? ›

Generally speaking, $2,000 isn't always enough to cover monthly bills plus a car loan. However, if you live at home with your parents, have a decent credit score, limited bills, and a low debt-to-income ratio, most lenders will consider you for a car loan.

What is the most affordable second hand car? ›

Cheapest used cars
  • Fiat Panda.
  • Vauxhall Corsa.
  • Fiat 500.
  • Volkswagen Up.
  • Peugeot 108.
  • Kia Picanto.
  • Dacia Sandero.
  • Suzuki Celerio.
17 Nov 2022

Which older cars are most reliable? ›

Reliability by brand for cars aged six to 15 years old
RankBrandScore
1.Suzuki97.0%
2.Lexus93.6%
3.Toyota92.4%
4.Honda92.0%
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15 Oct 2021

Is buying a 10 year old car worth it? ›

When buying a used car that's 10-years-old or older, your primary concerns are purchase price and reliability. Don't pay more than that 10-year-old car is worth. And, pick a car with a solid reputation for dependability. No car is really too old if you follow those rules.

How old of a used car should I buy? ›

What's the “Sweet Spot” for Used Car Age? In retaining “like new” quality and inheriting a slower depreciation rate, the best used car age for buying is 2-3 years. In fact, Americans are saving up to $14,000 on a 3-year-old vehicle.

At what mileage do cars start having problems? ›

It's a fact that as your car ages and the miles start to pile up that it will break down. Chances are, if you stay on top of your maintaince you will be fine up until around 150-200k miles or so, but after that, major issues can and will happen at will.

What are 5 signs you shouldn't buy a used car? ›

Top 10 Warning Signs That You Shouldn't Buy a Used Car
  • Lack of Repair Records. ...
  • Obvious Signs of Abuse and Neglect. ...
  • Recent Evidence of Mechanical Band-Aids. ...
  • High-Performance Cars. ...
  • Smokers. ...
  • Oil/Transmission Fluid. ...
  • Coolant. ...
  • Accident Damage.

How much below asking should I offer on a used car? ›

Based on your pricing homework, you should have a good idea of how much you're willing to pay. Begin by making an offer that is realistic but 15 to 25 percent lower than this figure. Name your offer and wait until the person you're negotiating with responds.

How do you talk a car dealer down on price? ›

Explain that you are looking for the lowest markup over your bottom price. As an alternative, ask if the salesperson is willing to beat a price you got from a legitimate buying service. If so, tell him what it is, or better yet, show them a print out. Try not to be argumentative.

What vehicles should you stay away from? ›

Best Used SUVs, Sedans, and Small Cars. Most Reliable 5-Year-Old Midsized SUVs. Best Used Cars and SUVs for Less Than $5,000.
...
Used Cars to Avoid Buying.
ModelYear(s) to Avoid
FordEscape2020
FordExpedition2015-2016, 2018
FordExplorer2011, 2016-2017, 2020
FordF-1502017-2018, 2020
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4 Jan 2021

What car brands should I avoid? ›

Let's dive into the data about the least reliable brands on the road.
  • Land Rover. According to J.D Power, Land Rover offers the least reliable vehicles in the U.S. market. ...
  • Ram. Ram trucks first hit the market in 1981. ...
  • Volvo. Volvo drivers may enjoy more affordable insurance costs. ...
  • Alfa Romeo. ...
  • Acura. ...
  • Chrysler. ...
  • Jaguar. ...
  • Audi.
25 Apr 2022

What car breaks down most? ›

1. Chrysler. Chrysler vehicles are some of the most unreliable on the market. They've been ranked as the least reliable car brand for three years in a row by Consumer Reports.

What cars have no engine problems? ›

Here are nine cars for your consideration with the fewest problems.
  • Toyota Corolla (Top-rated compact car) ...
  • Hyundai Sonata (Top-rated midsize car) ...
  • Chevrolet Impala (Top-rated large car) ...
  • Buick Envision (Top-rated compact SUV) ...
  • Hyundai Sante Fe (Top-rated midsize SUV) ...
  • Chevrolet Suburban (Top-rated large SUV)
20 Sept 2022

Which car loses least value? ›

Top 10 Vehicles With the Lowest Depreciation
ModelAverage 5-year depreciation$ difference
1. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited30.9%$12,168
2. Toyota Tacoma32.4%$10,496
3. Jeep Wrangler32.8%$10,824
4. Porsche 91136.0%$56,133
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11 Nov 2020

What cars are most reliable and cheapest to maintain? ›

What are the Best Low-Maintenance Cars and Trucks?
  • Toyota Corolla. The Toyota Corolla has long been considered one of the most reliable cars on the market. ...
  • Infiniti Q70. ...
  • Honda Accord. ...
  • Toyota C-HR. ...
  • Toyota 4Runner. ...
  • Toyota RAV4. ...
  • Toyota Tacoma. ...
  • Dodge RAM.

What is the most unreliable car brand? ›

Most unreliable car manufacturers
  • Jeep – 77.0%
  • Land Rover – 81.4%
  • Fiat – 86.4%
  • Alfa Romeo – 87.3%
  • Peugeot – 87.4%
  • Ford – 87.8%
  • Jaguar – 88.7%
  • Nissan – 89.3%
4 Oct 2022

What is the most trusted car brand? ›

Toyota TM, -1.47% and Lexus build the most reliable cars, according to Consumer Reports. Mercedes-Benz and Jeep bring up the rear. CR released its annual auto reliability rankings, and there were some predictable results and some surprises mixed into the list.

What is the most trusted brand of car? ›

Here are the 7 most reliable car brands at the moment:
  • Lexus. This brand stays at the top, year after year. ...
  • Toyota. Many Toyota models are among the most popular cars worldwide because they are affordable, dependable, and easy to maintain.
  • Mazda. ...
  • Kia. ...
  • Honda. ...
  • Buick. ...
  • Hyundai.
14 Jun 2022

What are the top 10 least reliable cars? ›

The 10 Least Reliable Cars:
CarReliability Score (on a 100-point scale)
Nissan Sentra9
Lincoln Aviator8
Hyundai Kona Electric5
Ford F-150 Hybrid4
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18 Nov 2022

What is the most reliable everyday car? ›

At a glance
VehicleCategory
Toyota PriusMost reliable car overall
Hyundai ElantraMost reliable compact car
Lexus GSMost reliable luxury car
Lexus NXMost reliable crossover
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11 Mar 2021

What are the top five most reliable used cars? ›

Most Reliable Used Cars
  • 2008 Toyota Corolla. Toyota has long been known as an automaker with a focus on quality assurance at the factory and a simple, economical design. ...
  • 2017 Honda Accord. ...
  • 2017 Mazda3. ...
  • 2021 Nissan Rogue. ...
  • 2018 Lexus RX 350. ...
  • 2014 Honda Civic. ...
  • 2016 Toyota Avalon. ...
  • 2017 Kia Forte.
24 Sept 2022

What is the cheapest month to buy a car? ›

According to Edmunds data, December has the year's highest discount off MSRP — 6.1% on average — and the highest incentives. Automakers and dealerships want to close the year with strong sales. They also want to get rid of the prior model-year cars that are taking up space, so they're motivated.

How much does a good used car cost? ›

This is up slightly from June when the average used car cost an average of $34,154, and marks the second month of slight increases after four months of slowing price growth.
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This is the average price of a used car in California.
Average Used Car Price by State – iSeeCars
Average Used Car Price$34,291
33Texas$34,340
34Minnesota$34,460
35California$34,617
48 more rows
20 Aug 2022

How can I get a reliable used car? ›

Know What You're Buying
  1. Check the Car's History. Reports from Carfax or another reputable agency can reveal a car's accident history and whether it has been serviced regularly. ...
  2. Walk Around the Car. ...
  3. Take a Test Drive. ...
  4. Get a Mechanical Inspection.
20 Sept 2022

What are the two most reliable cars? ›

Consumer Reports is out with this year's list of most reliable cars and hybrid vehicles are taking the lead. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid is ranked as the most reliable vehicle overall. The Lexus N-X was rated the top hybrid SUV.

What are the 5 least reliable car brands? ›

These Are The Least Reliable Car Brands In 2022 (And The Cars That Got Them There)
  • 8/10 Jeep.
  • 7/10 Mercedes-Benz.
  • 6/10 Cadillac.
  • 5/10 Ford.
  • 4/10 VW.
  • 3/10 Tesla.
  • 2/10 Alfa Romeo.
  • 1/10 Land Rover Range Rover.
21 Nov 2022

What is the 20 4/10 Rule calculator? ›

The 20/4/10 rule uses straightforward math to help car shoppers figure out their budget. According to the formula, you should make a 20% down payment on a car with a four-year car loan and then spend no more than 10% of your monthly income on transportation expenses.

Is mileage more important than age? ›

Both the age and mileage of a car affect its depreciation rate – the two are very closely linked. Learn why certain cars actually benefit from more miles on the clock. Older cars generally tend to suffer more wear and tear but that's no reason to write them off completely. You should judge it on a car-by-car basis.

What is the 20 rule for buying a car? ›

Basically, the rule goes that you provide a down payment of 20% of the balance, sign a loan for a four-year period, and pay no more than 10% of your monthly income on car expenses. These expenses include any money you put towards your new vehicle, including gas, insurance, and loan payments.

What is the most reliable 10 year old small car? ›

Reliability of small cars aged six to 15 years old
  • Toyota Yaris 2011-2020. 98.5%
  • Suzuki Swift 2010-2017. 97.8%
  • Mazda 2 2007-2015. 96.5%
  • Volkswagen Up 2012-present. 95.4%
  • Audi A1 2010-2018. 95.3%
  • Kia Picanto 2011-2017. 93.5%
  • Dacia Sandero 2013-2020. 93.0%
  • Honda Jazz 2008-2015. 92.9%
16 Dec 2021

What is the most reliable small second hand car? ›

Best used small cars 2022
  • Volkswagen Polo. ...
  • Hyundai i10. ...
  • Mini Hatch. ...
  • Seat Ibiza. ...
  • Ford Fiesta. ...
  • Honda Jazz. ...
  • Vauxhall Corsa. ...
  • Renault Zoe.

How can I buy a used car without getting scammed? ›

How can I avoid scams when I buy a used vehicle?
  1. Too good to be true? If a price is amazing, an old car looks perfect, or a rare vehicle seems cheap, there's a good chance it's a scam.
  2. Take your time. ...
  3. Check the photos. ...
  4. See it in person. ...
  5. Take a drive. ...
  6. Check the VIN. ...
  7. Are there liens?
22 Jul 2022

What is the safest way to buy a car online? ›

Here's 5 tips to make sure your next online car buying experience is safe as possible.
  1. 1) Verify the seller's identity in person. ...
  2. 2) Never Use Anonymous Forms Of Payment. ...
  3. 3) Get Specific Vehicle Information. ...
  4. 4) Close the deal in a safe place. ...
  5. check the url of the website you are on. ...
  6. 5) Don't Make Emotional Decisions.

Is it safe to buy a car on website? ›

Today, however, we shop for pretty much anything imaginable online: from books and groceries to even houses and cars. Still, it's understandable to wonder if you can really trust the whole process of buying a car online. So, the simple answer to that is: yes, it's safe to buy a car online.

What is the best online dealership to buy cars from? ›

Here are the top-rated online dealerships, according to Consumer Affairs.
  • Carvana : car vending. ...
  • CarMax: convenient but more time-consuming car buying. ...
  • AutoTrader: connects to dealership for car buying. ...
  • Tred: buying cars from private sellers. ...
  • TrueCar: fast and easy but no negotiations.
29 Sept 2021

How do you know if a buyer is scamming you? ›

A scammer posing as a buyer says they want to buy the thing you have for sale. When it comes time to pay, they insist on paying through a mobile payment app. They send you a fake payment notification and hope you send the item before you realize it's a scam. Or they say there was an issue with the payment they sent.

How can I tell if a car dealer is legit? ›

5 Signs You've Found a Trustworthy Used Car Dealer
  1. They Are Willing to Answer All Your Questions. Most first-time buyers come to the shop with many questions. ...
  2. They Are Certified by NIADA. ...
  3. They Don't Pressure You To Make Any Decisions. ...
  4. They Provide a Vehicle History. ...
  5. They Have a Wide Range of Reliable Cars.
29 Jul 2019

What's the safest way to pay for a used car? ›

Cash and savings

It's the best way to buy a used car if you can, simply because you won't be paying any interest over time – and you'll also take ownership of the vehicle there and then.

How can I avoid getting robbed when buying a car? ›

Don't get robbed when you're buying a car
  1. Narrow down your choices to a short list of vehicles. Then go online and see what dealers carry them. ...
  2. Weigh the pros and cons of buying new vs. buying used vs. ...
  3. Know the best time to purchase. ...
  4. Set a realistic deal. ...
  5. Don't be pressured. ...
  6. Look for deals online.
23 Feb 2015

What dealership pays the most for used cars? ›

Regardless of the age of the vehicle, we again found that Carmax is the best bet for a seller looking to get top dollar. The difference in offers is particularly pronounced for vehicles produced in the last six years, as well as those from 2009 and earlier.

Should you buy a car online without seeing it? ›

However, according to most mechanical engineers, it is better to have your car inspected by a professional rather than going in blind. The reason why they recommend this is because the dealer or seller might not have disclosed some of the car's issues to you or there may be problems that the seller is not aware of.

Is it better to buy car online or in person? ›

It's often faster to buy a car online. While you might be able to drive away the car from the dealership the same day, it typically takes at least an hour to get a deal. Negotiating at a dealership is more of a performance and there can be a lot of back and forth between the salesperson and their manager.

Is it cheaper to pre order a car? ›

Prices are negotiable, the same as with vehicles that are already on the lot. Remember that pre-ordering saves the dealer a little money. They don't have to pay insurance, lot fees and carrying fees for a car or truck that's sitting on the lot waiting for the right buyer to come along.

Which brand of vehicle is the most reliable? ›

What are the most reliable automotive brands?
  • Toyota.
  • Lexus.
  • BMW.
  • Mazda.
  • Honda.
  • Audi.
  • Subaru.
  • Acura.
15 Nov 2022

Can you negotiate used car prices at a dealership? ›

Negotiating the price of a used car at a dealer should depend on the car's condition, market value, and how much you're willing to pay. Negotiating a used car price begins with your first impression, so strike a balance between friendly and confident.

What is cheaper buying a car from a dealership or private? ›

Generally speaking, you can expect to get the same vehicle a little cheaper from a private sale than you can from a dealer. Dealers have more overhead costs they need to cover, so they need to make a profit on the cars they sell.

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