With the year coming to a close it’s a time of change and renewal, the perfect time to trade in your car for something bigger and better, and with the benefit of hindsight you can find the best car for you on the pre-owned market.
Why Buy Used?
You might think a time of renewal calls for something new but there are lots of advantages to a used car. You can get a much better idea of how a car will perform if there are a few years’ worth of user reviews instead of just a few articles in major publications, and then of course there are the savings.
Some people spend as much on a used car as on a new one, to get some otherwise unattainable prestige model, but you can also buy something good but not excessive for less than the cost of a new vehicle in your price range and get the best of both worlds.
What to Buy
With used cars there’s no quality more important than reliability. A used car has already seen some action, so you’ll want a vehicle with the longevity to take that wear, rather than something temperamental, or else you could end up spending everything you saved on the car on repairs and recovery after a breakdown.
Toyota has a particularly good reputation for reliability because of their stringent quality control standards, and their line is diverse enough to meet any need you have for your car. There are also used dealers like RRG who stock models from across their range with full manufacturer certification and warranty, so it’s easy to find the right car for you and buy in the confidence that you’re dealing with a conscientious and reputable seller. Here are some of the best choices for used vehicles from the last few years:
Toyota Camry: A consumer favourite, this family sedan is spacious but offers a surprising amount of power.
Toyota Prius: A hybrid is ideal if you’re looking for something cheap to run and there’s a reason the Prius is always first to come to mind.
Toyota RAV4: An SUV that handles like a smaller car, but less prone to mechanical failure than others of its class.
Toyota Yaris: A roomy city car that runs as well after years of use as the day it’s bought new.