10 Best Used Cars for First Time Buyers
If you are in the market for your first vehicle, used cars can be a great option. If you shop wisely and find the right used car dealership, you can locate a car for a great price with low miles and a warranty. Buying a used car can be an overwhelming experience, especially because there are so many cars to choose from. The following list of vehicles, compiled from industry expert research and analysis, was put together to help you in your used car search.
2010 Kia Soul
This Kia Soul has a unique styling, but it still maintains the qualities hatchback buyers desire. The cabin is deceivingly roomy, and it has plenty of cargo space. The Soul is an excellent alternative to a small SUV if you don’t require an all-wheel-drive. It is a fun car to drive and is nicely equipped. The Soul also has a host of standard safety features. Some of the optional and standard features include air conditioning, CD player, Bluetooth, USB, adjustable driver’s seat, leather steering wheel with tilt, power sunroof, cruise control, keyless entry, front airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags. The soul also received good crash ratings from the government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the private Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
2009 Mazda 3
This Mazda 3 is a popular fun car that is fuel efficient, sporty, and reliable. It also has attractive styling and a quality interior. It is available as a sedan or five-door hatchback. The Mazda 3 was designed with convenience in mind. All models are roomy and have plenty of cargo space. It has a few different powerful engine choices depending on the trim level. Some of the features include keyless entry, tilt wheel with audio controls, air conditioning, security system, cruise control, split folding rear seat, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, and an outside-temperature indicator.
2008 Subaru Impreza
This Subaru Impreza is an inexpensive and reliable vehicle. It is available in a sedan or wagon. All models benefit from an all-wheel-drive system. It is almost 5.0 inches longer than its predecessor. The rear suspension was upgraded to improve handling. The steering is responsive and doesn’t feel too heavy. It has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 152-hp and 145 lbs-ft torque to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Some features include a 6.5-inch infotainment display, Bluetooth, rearview camera, smartphone integration, USB, and 60/40 split folding rear seat.
2008 Nissan Maxima
This Maxima is not your typical sedan. It is sporty, reliable, and very comfortable. The cabin is quiet, roomy, and luxurious. It has a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 255-hp and 252 lbs-ft of torque to a CVT. The Maxima is well-equipped to include keyless entry, tilt-telescoping steering wheel, keyless start, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated power mirrors, 12-volt power outlets, eight-speaker audio system, -disc changer, and satellite radio.
2007 Subaru Outback
This Subaru Outback is famous for its all-wheel-drive ability in any weather condition. It is available in a sedan or wagon. It has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170-hp. It can be mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission. The Outback has the most powerful engine in its class. It has plenty of standard and optional features to include 4-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, cargo cover, cupholders, air filtration system, automatic air conditioning, power outlet, garage door opener, illuminated keyless entry, tilt steering wheel, power windows, power door locks, floor mats, and console with storage.
2010 Ford Crown Victoria
If you are lucky enough to find this Ford Crown Victoria at a used car dealership, it will be a steal. It is famously known for being a top choice for limousine drivers, law enforcement, and taxi companies. It is a very reliable vehicle that can withstand extreme driving habits. It has a huge cabin, especially in the rear. It has a massive trunk that can carry a wide variety of cargo. Of the used cars on this list, the Crown Victoria is the most powerful.
2009 Toyota Corolla
This Corolla is probably the most reliable vehicle on the list. It will definitely be a prize if you can find a used car dealer that has one. The overall build quality of the Corolla, like all Toyotas, is excellent. The cabin is quieter and more comfortable than previous models. The base model has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 132-hp and 128 lbs-ft of torque. It can be mated to a four-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission. The sporty XRS trim has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 158-hp. It can be mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission. Some notable standard and optional features include a moonroof, power windows, power door locks, keyless entry, cruise control, and chrome interior trim.
2009 Honda Civic
For many years, the Honda Civic has been the gold standard for small cars. It is extremely reliable and fun vehicle to drive. It is available as a coupe or sedan. The base model has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 140-hp to either a 5-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission. The Si model has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 197-hp to a six-speed manual transmission. It has plenty of standard and optional features to include a leather steering wheel, tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth, USB, navigation, and an outside-temperature indicator.
2007 Honda Accord
This Accord is well-built, economical, and fun to drive. You will be very lucky to find a used car dealer that has one. It has an abundance of features to include keyless entry, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, CD player, LATCH system child restraints, security system, power windows, power locks, and a moonroof.
2007 Toyota Avalon
This Avalon is a full-sized elegant sedan that is very quiet and comfortable. It is the ideal vehicle to take on long trips. It has a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280-hp and 260 lbs-ft of torque to a five-speed automatic transmission. It has a respectable fuel economy of 22city/30hwy. It has a host of optional and standard features to include leather interior, JBL stereo, navigation, Smart Key system, stability control, HID headlights, and laser cruise control.
It is important to remember that this is just an abbreviated list of quality used vehicles on the market. You can’t go wrong with any year model of the above brands, no matter if you are a first-time buyer or an experienced auto purchaser.
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