Best used cars to buy: top 10

Best used cars to buy: top 10Buying a car is a topical issue for any driver. The most difficult thing in this matter is to find a balance between one's desires and capabilities. And this is one of the reasons why many motorists prefer to buy a car on the secondary market, rather than in the showroom. The best used cars to buy should meet several criteria - reliability, comfort, good condition and high liquidity. Which cars are best to buy on the secondary market, we will tell you further in the article.

Advantages of buying a used car

The main advantage of this choice is that cars with low mileage are much more favorable in price, and at the same time have a residual resource for a long comfortable operation.

Other pros of buying a used car:

  • a wider choice within a limited budget - you can buy a higher class car at the best value for money;
  • The presence of additional options not provided in the basic configuration, such as a good audio system, spare set of tires, new mats and other things that the previous owner took care of.

There are disadvantages to buying a used car. And to be more precise - these are not disadvantages, but risks associated with the purchase of a used vehicle. To avoid deception related to mileage, equipment, condition, you can conduct a check and find out all the facts of history, maintenance, which will help to identify hidden defects and avoid such risks for the buyer.

What is the best car to buy: TOP-10 

Here are the top 10 best used cars to buy:

10.) Opel Astra 2016-2021.

9.) Nissan Leaf 2017 - 2022.

8.) Ford Focus 2018 - 2021.

7.) Honda Civic 2016 - 2023.

6.) Chevrolet Cruze 2019-2023. 

5.) Lexus IS 2016 - 2020.

4.) Volkswagen Jetta 2018-2023.

3.) Toyota Corolla 2019-2023.

2.) BMW i8 2014-2020.

1.) Mercedes-AMG E63 from 2017.

10th place - Opel Astra 2016-2021

 Opel Astra

Opens the top 10 best used cars auto of the German manufacturer Opel Astra. The most interesting for the purchase of cars 2016-2022 year.c. (5th generation before and after restyling). The car is presented in two body configurations - hatchback and station wagon. One of the advantages of the model is a wide range of performance motors. Available for purchase are these options (gasoline): 1-liter engine 105 hp on mechanics and with a robotized box, 1.4-liter turbo engine 150 hp with an automatic transmission and an automatic transmission, 1.4-liter (gasoline) 100 and 125 hp with a manual transmission, 1.6-liter 200 hp with an automatic and an automatic transmission. Diesel configurations: 1.6 liter, 95 and 110 hp, MKPP. 

After restyling, the engine lineup of the model was completely updated: 1, 2 liters (110, 130 and 145 hp) with MKPP, gasoline 1.3 liter 145 hp variator, diesel 1.5 liter 105 hp with manual and 122 hp with manual and automatic.

In the basic configuration Astra is equipped with the most modern safety technologies, innovative multimedia system with support for mobile devices, Apple and Google interface, functional ergonomic seats (18 positions), leather multifunctional steering wheel, etc.

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9th place - Nissan Leaf 2017-2022

 Nissan Leaf

Next on the list is a stylish electric C-class hatchback. The second generation of the model has been produced since 2017. This is a new-generation car and has the appropriate equipment: innovative technologies, electronic systems, functions of automatic parking, autopilot on the highway, single pedal driving mode. The basic equipment also includes heated seats, light and rain sensors, support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 

Equipment options: 40 and 62 kWh electric motors with output of 150 and 217 hp, range of up to 378 km. The electric car demonstrates excellent dynamic characteristics. It accelerates to 100 km/h in just 7.3-9.8 seconds. 

In its second generation, the Nissan Leaf received an updated, sportier design and interior, and an enlarged trunk. The advantages of the model are ease of driving, maneuverability, softness of ride and economy.

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8th place - Ford Focus 2018-2021

Ford Focus

In 2018, the 4th generation of the popular Ford Focus city car was released, built entirely on the new C2 platform. Following the trends of the global automotive industry, Ford, in addition to the traditional equipment, offered the consumer even more economical and environmentally friendly hybrid versions of the model. Today on the secondary market there is a wide range of Ford Focus station wagons and hatchbacks with gasoline and diesel engines 1-2 liters, with different transmission options, as well as hybrids with a power plant of 155 hp.  All modifications are equipped with front-wheel drive. 

In addition to engines, the Ford Focus has different designs. For example, Ford Focus Active is a version of an off-road car with increased ground clearance. Vignale is a configuration for connoisseurs of luxury. 

Ford Focus in this generation has become the most technologically advanced model of the concern sold in Europe. 

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7th place - Honda Civic 2016-2023

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is a sporty, dynamic car available in two body styles - sedan and 5-door hatchback. In the 10th generation, body stiffness was significantly increased (by 23%), which together with an improved package of safety systems contributed to the overall improvement of the car's safety rating.

In the basic configuration, the car has a digital dashboard and information panel, multimedia with a 7-inch screen, electric drive for the front seats, an efficient climate control system. Later, after restyling in 2019, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless charging for smartphones also became available in the standard version.

Initially, the Honda Civic was offered to the buyer in a set of petrol turbo engine 1.5 liters, 182 hp with MKPP, optionally transmission variator. There are also versions with a diesel engine 1.6 liters, 120 hp on automatic and mechanics. Owners of Honda Civic note as advantages the reliability of engines, maneuverability.

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6th place - Chevrolet Cruze 2019-2023

Chevrolet Cruze

The Chevrolet Cruze is a front-wheel drive C-class sedan. In 2018, the already fresh 2nd generation was updated. The car acquired even more predatory features, new outlines of the rear optics. Thanks to design creativity, the model, which was bright, original before, is guaranteed to stand out in the urban flow of cars.

But design is not the only reason why you should buy a Chevrolet Cruze. Other advantages are stylish interior with modern equipment, noise insulation, economy, maneuverability, spacious interior, good cross-country ability. Under the hood of the Chevrolet Cruze is a petrol turbo engine 1.4 liters, 153 hp and turbodiesel 1.6 liters, 137 hp. Both versions are available with manual and automatic transmission. 

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5th place - Lexus IS 2016-2020

Lexus IS

Four-door sedan D class is designed for 5 seats. It is equipped with rear and all-wheel drive. Lexus IS is a car bright externally and in driving. Its character is aggressive dynamics, so driving the car gives unforgettable emotions and drive. Body outlines provide excellent aerodynamics and reflect the abilities of the car. The interior of the car can be characterized by one word - respectable. Inside all space is organized in such a way that you feel yourself a lord of the road - multifunctional steering wheel with an active amplifier, convenient arrangement of instruments, on-board computer with a large screen and navigation system, convenient armrests and organizers, comfortable seats, climate control, numerous electronic aides in management. 

Under the hood of the best used cars have powerful performance motors 2 and 3.5 liters 245-306 hp, capable of accelerating the car to 100 km / h in 5.6-7 seconds.

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4th place - Volkswagen Jetta 2018-2023

 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen is one of the most sought-after and popular car brands in the world. And the Volkswagen Jetta sedan is one of the brand's favorites. The extreme seventh generation of the model went on sale in 2018. The new version for the first time received a customized design and lost its similarity to the Golf. 

The car is equipped with front-wheel drive, MacPherson shock absorber struts, a wide package of active safety systems, ventilated disc brakes. As a powertrain in the base configuration is offered 1.4-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine (gasoline), with an output of 150 hp on an automatic. Other available modifications - 1.6-liter atmospheric, 110 hp with automatic transmission and MKPP.

The model's base equipment list includes LED headlights, a multimedia system with available smartphone and gadget integration, and optional contour lighting. 

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3rd place - Toyota Corolla 2019-2023

 Toyota Corolla

When it comes to the question of which used cars are best to buy, you should always consider the current auto ratings. Toyota Corolla is a car that is listed among the best in its class and is one of the best selling cars in the world. It is a reliable, economical car affordable and inexpensive to operate. 

The twelfth generation of Toyota Corolla simultaneously took place at the American and Chinese auto shows in 2018. In the new generation, the car has several variants of equipment - gasoline atmospheric 1.6 liter, 132 hp with a 6-speed manual transmission and variator, as well as a hybrid with a 1.8-liter gasoline engine with a total output of 122 hp.

Corolla is available in 3 body versions - hatchback, station wagon and sedan, among which the sedan looks the most presentable. In general, the model is quite laconic in its exterior and interior design, but this does not impoverish it in any way, but on the contrary emphasizes the Japanese style and the advantage of content over packaging. 

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2nd place - BMW i8 2014-2020

BMW i8

The German sports car - coupe hybrid BMW i8 - is the brightest car in our rating. It embodies the most daring ideas, high technology, unrivaled dynamics and high environmental friendliness. Since 2018, the model is already on sale after a major upgrade of the electric powertrain and batteries, which allowed to achieve maximum performance and minimize fuel consumption to a record mark - only 2.5 l/100 km. The sports car takes 4.4 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h, with a top speed of 250 km/h.

Under the hood of the i8 is a 1.5-liter gasoline turbo engine 231 hp and an electric motor 143 hp (total power of 374 hp) The standard equipment has ABS, ESP, ACCS, parking sensors and cameras, informative digital and projection dashboard, Internet access, satellite radio, multimedia system with Apple and Android integration, etc.

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1st place - Mercedes-AMG E63 from 2017

 Mercedes-AMG E63

Mercedes-AMG has several body versions - sedan, station wagon, coupe and open body. The car has a luxurious sporty design, widened wheel arches and 20 mm disks. In the standard configuration stands a powerful 4-liter twin-turbocharged motor with 612 hp. With such power it consumes only 9 liters per 100 km. In addition to the powerful motor is all-wheel drive, robotized transmission, ground clearance of 16 cm, fully independent suspension front and rear, ventilated disc brakes. 

Top speed is 250 km/h, acceleration to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds. The best used auto in our rating in the standard configuration has such options: light and rain sensors, LED headlights and taillights + additional brake lights, electric drive and electric heated side mirrors that have light turn indicator repeaters, heated rear window, electrically adjustable sunroof, panoramic roof, leather steering wheel with telescopic adjustment, projection display, engine start button, leather interior upholstery, electric drive and ventilation of front seats, central locking, keyless access, full package of safety systems and driver assistants. 

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