New cars or used cars? Buy a new car and you lose as soon as it leaves the showroom floor. Buy a used car and you get someone else’s headache.
There are many reason for both types of purchases, of course. And there’s the leasing option, which has been increasing popular for business owners and other buyers for a variety of reasons.
The used car market has always been a good choice for savvy buyers.
The financial website bankrate.com recently posted its selection of the 10 best used cars currently available.
The list features the car model, the best years of its best values, the percentage of the editions of the cars listed available for less than $10,000 and the average mileage.
Here’s the diverse list, which includes manufacturers for Ford to Volkswagen, Jeep to Dodge and Chrysler to Hyundai
Vehicle/Model Years/Percentage prices at $10,000 or less/Average Miles
Ford Taurus, 1986-2011, 44.4%, 111,723
Ford Expedition, 1997-2011, 39.9%, 142,026
Volkswagen Passat, 1991-2013, 33.5%, 110,218
Ford Explorer, 1991-2013, 32.2%, 127,894
Jeep Liberty, 2002-2012, 29.8%, 110,906
Dodge Grand Caravan, 1988-2012, 28.9%, 114,355
Jeep Grand Cherokee, 1993-2011, 27.4%, 129,336
Chrysler Town & Country, 1990-2013, 25.9%, 112,796
Hyundai Elantra, 1993-2012, 24.9%, 94,562
Ford Focus, 2000-2013, 24.5%, 97,310