When buying a used car, it is important to do research on the vehicle you plan to purchase to ensure it has a reputation for its reliability and longevity. You will also want to consider cost-of-ownership which includes, maintenance, repairs, original price and insurance. The predicted resale value is also important as it will determine how much your car is worth once you actually own it. Forbes has put together their yearly list of the Best Used Cars For Your Money, taking into consideration all the aspects stated above. They used a combination of sources including the Automotive Lease Guide, J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study and trusted experts reviews and findings.
Their list includes the 2009 Scion tC, Hyundai Elantra, Ford F-150, Nissan Frontier, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chevrolet Equinox, Lincoln MKZ, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Genesis, Toyota Yaris, Chevrolet HHR, Ford Taurus, Nissan Murano, and the Lincoln MKX.