What is the best car to buy? It's all subject to your personal tastes. LoveToKnow has obtained information from Consumer Reports, Edmunds, and other reputable sources to find the best vehicles, taking into consideration price, performance, reliability, and satisfaction. Check out our top 10 list below and see why these cars are considered worthy of your investment.
1. Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is one of the best cars to buy since Consumer Reports ranked the Toyota Prius as the number one "most satisfying" vehicle for the last three years in a row. According to their survey, 92% of all owners who have purchased one would buy or lease this vehicle again.
3. BMW 3
The BMW 3 is a small luxury sedan that has class and style along with superb power, braking, and handling. Consistent with many other models in the BMW line, it continues to impress consumers as a status symbol.
4. Honda Accord
Known for its reliability and high resale value, the 4-cylinder Honda Accord continues to impress drivers with its roomy, comfortable interior, standard safety features, sporty look, and economical pricing. If you're looking for a mid-size sedan that won't disappoint, consider this car.
5. Audi A6
If you are looking for a luxury mid-size sedan full of bells and whistles, the Audi A6 is one to be reckoned with. With modern styling, classy interior, a powerful 255-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 engine, and 21/29 gas mileage, it will take you where you need to go without worry or stress.
6. Chevy Corvette
One of the best sports cars in its class, the Chevy Corvette Coupe with V8 6.0 engine is a big favorite. Powerful and fun to drive, with a top speed of 198 mph, you can pick up the 2007 model of one of these sexy vehicles for $55,000-$65,000.
7. Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang has been a dream car for drivers for several decades. The 2006 GT model boasts a 300 horsepower V-8 engine with retro 60's-style interior. As an added bonus, 2007 models now include a 5-year, 60,000-mile warranty with your purchase.
9. Scion xB
The Scion xB is a unique, roomy minivan with a standard premium Pioneer sound system, and multiple standard power features. Highly customizable, it is considered one of the "most satisfying" and reliable vehicles currently on the market. This may be the best car to buy if you are looking for something different with a lot of space.
10. Honda Odyssey
Looking for a minivan for your family that has all the features you could need? Then the Honda Odyssey is the vehicle for you. Consumer Reports says that 82% of all customers who have bought this vehicle would most likely buy it again. The new 2007 model is impressive with a DVD rear entertainment system, XM Satellite Radio, Navigation System with voice recognition, and comfortable seating. The new LX model's base price is around $25,645.