The best used cars are the ones that are safe, durable, and so reliable that they continue to be purchased year after year. The following list is a round up of some of the best used cars on the market.
1. Honda Accord
What's not to love about this large family car? It has a spacious, comfortable interior, and it's very easy to drive. It also looks great on the road. The Honda Accord's engines are very strong and durable. Moreover, this car has very few problems, and when you're looking for a used car, that counts for a lot.
2. Ford Focus
If you're in the market for a small family car, try the Ford Focus. It drives well, has enough space for a small family, and comes well-equipped. It has been on the market since 1998, and is a durable and practical car. Look out for some electrical problems, especially the power windows, in addition to noisy wheel bearings.
3. Isuzu Trooper
The Isuzu Trooper is tough, durable, rugged, and is well known for its turbo diesel engine. It's also a very good value for those who like to go off-roading. Look out for some fuel injection problems, as well as gear boxes that get stressed. Other than that, it's a great 4x4.
4. Toyota Tacoma
If you're in the market for a pick-up, try the Toyota Tacoma, especially if you use your pick-up for work. It's an extremely tough and durable truck with great gas mileage. Look out for cracked cylinder beads, and keep in mind that the suspension brushes and shock absorbers may need replacing.
5. Honda CR-V
This small 4x4 has one of the largest interiors of its class, and perfectly demonstrates Honda's well-deserved reputation for reliability. There's not much to look out for, especially if you purchase models from 2001 and 2004.
7. Mazda MX-5 Miata
This roadster is a two-door convertible that is as beautiful to look at as it is to drive. The Mazda Miata is a comfortable car, with independent double wish-bone suspension. Definitely worth checking out.
8. Pontiac Solstice
This is another great roadster that is easy to handle and a dream to drive. It has an interior storage bin from the Cadillac XLR, and back-up lights from GMC's Envoy. Its passenger-side airbag and exterior and interior door handles are from the Chevrolet Cobalt. All these pieces combine for a great used car and a great buy.
10. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is another great used car option. Its parent company, DaimlerChrysler, is world-renowned for terrific cars, and this car is no exception.