Free Consumer Reports on Used Cars: Best and Worst

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Over the past few months we have offered you tips and guides to not only stay safe on the road, but to help you make the right choice when purchasing a new vehicle. However, for those looking for a more in-depth guide then there are a number of free consumer reports on used cars. Here we will take a look at the best and worst vehicles on the road today.

Some of us always look to save money when buying a car, so instead of buying new we opt for used instead. This is a very good way to go about getting yourself a car, as you can often save just under 50 percent when the car is about 3 years old. The models that Consumer Reports looked at were made from 2001 to 2010, and you will see on the list that it is the Asian cars that offer the best used value.

Ford has also been another brand that seems to offer more of a bargain when buying used compared to the likes of BMW and Audi. We are not too certain why this is, but one would presume that these vehicles seem to age more gracefully than their Asian counterparts, such as Toyota and Honda. This is great news if you own a German vehicle and wish to sell, but not if you are the one in the market for buying.

We have to remember that it is not all about the value of the car, it is also about how reliable they are, and we can clearly see that it is the Honda Fit that is the best of the small cars. The Toyota Prius takes the top spot for best family and Acura RL for family car.

Its not all about the good ones though, some of the least reliable cars on the market include the Audi A6 (2.7T, 3.0T), BMW X5, Chevrolet Impala (V8) and many more. The list is pretty big, and for more details on the best and worst then visit the Consumer Reports website.

What have you found to be the best and worst reliable cars over the years?

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