Are there manufacturers that make reliable used cars? Are there used cars that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to repair? A report conducted by CarMD noted a number of manufacturers whose cars are easily maintained. They also mentioned particular models that were simply made well. Of course, there are some cars that are high maintenance. These are cars you may want to avoid.
Used Cars That Have Low Repair Costs
- Toyota stands-out among the rest of the manufacturers. No matter what the year or make is, you will make a smart choice with a Toyota.
- Hyundai is another make to consider. If you want the best that Hyundai can offer, you might want to consider the Hyundai Elantra or the 2011 Sonata. These cars are Hyundai’s most durable vehicles.
- Ford is another make to look into, especially if you are considering some of their newer models. Newer Ford vehicles, are quite durable, and they do not cost much to repair.
- General Motors is also in the cookie jar of good vehicles to purchase. Most of their vehicles ranked highly, especially if you are considering a Buick or a Lucerne.
Reliability is what you want from a vehicle that will protect you on the road, but there are some vehicles that may cost more to maintain.
Vehicles That Have High Repair Costs
- One vehicle you may want to stay away from is the BMW X5, as it ranks low in reliability. Plus, the parts can be quite expensive to repair or replace.
- The Chevrolet Cruze 1.8, Impala, and Uplander tend to be cost dependent. The repair costs are not high for these particular vehicles, but the general maintenance can still run a high bill.
- There are two Saturn vehicles, which can take a good chunk out of your pocket with repairs: The two cars are the Outlook and the Relay. The repairs for both vehicles can be frequent. Some of the parts can be found easily, while other parts cannot.
- The Ford 2003 Windstar minivan is a car that tends to break down a little too often. The repair costs are not particularly high, but once again, maintenance can still cost you a good sum of cash.
Equipping yourself with the possible costs of your used vehicle will help you make the right choice. This will shorten your list of possible vehicles, and your next steps should be a lot easier.