Despite the love affair between Americans and their vehicles, because of the economic constraints today’s economy is putting on the car buying public, there is a growing market for quality used cars. According to Cars.com, the Top 10 Used
Cars under $10,000 for 2015 are:
· 2009 Ford Focus
· 2008 Ford Fusion
· 2008 Ford Taurus
· 2007 Honda Civic
· 2009 Hyundai Sonata
· 2008 Kia Sportage
· 2008 Mazda6
· 2007 Nissan Altima
· 2008 Scion xB
· 2007 Toyota Prius
The many lists of “the top 10 best used cars” are each different and nominate different car brands and models each year. It is safe to say that a good performer in the new car market will likely show up on the list of top used vehicles. Because each list ranks based on different criteria, the lists tend to be similar but slightly different in content.
The 10 top used cars and trucks reflect a mixture of safety, performance, and style.
Cars which make this list for a given year reflect safety ratings and issues. The performance of the cars is also taken into account. Last but not least, the appearance of the car is factored in. Certain cars achieve a timeless look and can almost pass for new whenever they appear on the street. Others have a dated appearance due to their wear and to their repeated appearance in popular media shows.
The used vehicle market can allow a purchaser to get a good deal on quality transportation.
It is entirely possible to purchase a late model used vehicle and pass it off as almost new. Because many businesses still maintain fleet vehicles for certain employees, it is possible to purchase an almost-new vehicle which was once maintained as a fleet vehicle; these have typically received thorough maintenance by the maintenance provider authorized by their corporate owners and can be expected to be in good repair.
Some refer to these as “gently used” the cars usually have an available up-to-date service record which indicates the TLC with which they have been maintained.