Harvard Auto Sales Asks: What’s the Best Used Car?
With so many used cars, trucks, and SUVs available to customers throughout Lower Sackville and Halifax Nova Scotia, it can be hard to choose! Which one will be the most reliable? Which one will be enjoyable to drive? Which one can handle the snow and ice of winter?
Well wonder no more, because our expert team here in Lower Sackville has broken down the 10 best used cars, trucks, and SUVs you can find!
The 2010 Kia Soul – Style Meets Substance
If you’re looking for a stylish compact SUV with enough space for five passengers plus all their cargo, the 2010 Kia Soul might just be the perfect fit. Comfortable, with good reliability ratings, the Soul is also surprisingly fuel efficient thanks to a pair of four-cylinder engines. And true to Kia’s philosophy of offering more for less, you’ll find plenty of standard equipment in the Soul for no much money.
2007 Subaru Impreza – All-Weather Confidence
Looking for a compact sedan that can handle the snow and ice of winter? The Subaru brand made its name creating small, fun sedans with full-time four-wheel drive to conquer whatever the weather throws at it. The 2007 Impreza is a solid choice thanks to improved interior quality, better fit-and-finish over previous models, and a more refined powertrain. All-in-all it makes a solid all-weather choice.
2008 Toyota Corolla – Meet the Benchmark
Even the least car-knowledgeable person knows the Toyota Corolla. Its combination of value, practicality, reliability, and comfort has made it the benchmark to which all other compact sedans aspire to. Corolla’s retain their value extremely well, which means the 2008 Corolla hits the sweet spot of being new enough that lower-mileage examples still exist while being old enough to be bought for cheap.
2007 Honda Accord – Affordable Midsized Motoring
Another brand with legendary reliability, Honda has always been known for creating affordable, reliable vehicles infused with some fun-to-drive character. The 2007 Accord is just that – reliable, spacious, comfortable, luxurious, and surprisingly cheap. Just like the Corolla, this Accord hits the sweet spot between affordability and low mileage.
2008 Ford Crown Victoria – An All-American Hero
Having been used by police departments and taxi companies across North America for decades now, perhaps no other full-sized sedan has undergone such thorough testing as the Crown Victoria. This is an American sedan in its purest form: rear-wheel drive, acres of space, bulletproof reliability, and the option of either V6 or V8 power. Don’t be afraid of higher mileage models, as parts are cheap and plentiful.
2006 Subaru Outback – Riding High with 4WD
If you like what the Subaru Impreza has to offer, but need something with more space then let us introduce the 2006 Subaru Outback. Available as either a sedan or a wagon, the Outback takes the same basic concept of the Impreza but adds more space, more luxury, and a small lift to make it surprisingly competent on rough terrain. A well-maintained example will have you laughing all winter long.
2007 Nissan Maxima – The Family Sports Car
If you’re in the market for a midsized sedan want something with some driving zeal, then the 2007 Nissan Maxima is right up your alley. A powerful yet fuel efficient V6 engine is standard along with more aggressive styling than your normal family sedan. Yet in spite of its tough exterior, the Maxima is still comfortable, reliable, and refined.
2010 Honda Civic – An Economy Sedan with Hot Sauce
On the outside the 2010 Honda Civic seems like a perfectly reasonable economy sedan, an impression that continues into the feature-rich interior. However once you start to drive the Civic, you’ll realize Honda infused it with a surprising amount of character. For a reliable, affordable, fun-to-drive car, the Civic sedan and coupe are impossible to ignore. Plus keen drivers will love the hotted-up Si versions.
2006 Toyota Avalon – Old School Luxury
The 2006 Avalon is the Camry’s oft-forgotten bigger brother, but deserves a place on this list thanks to its typical Toyota reliable, acres of interior space, and long list of standard features. Plus prices have dropped sufficiently than you can purchase a lower-mileage, better-equipped Avalon for less than an equivalent Camry. That’s smart shopping!
2006 Mazda Miata – THE Affordable Roadster
Despite suffering from a slightly effeminate persona, the 2006 Miata is the joy of driving incarnate. Lightweight, sufficiently powerful, a delightful six-speed manual, and rear-wheel drive make this the best option for keen drivers. Plus the Miata is also surprisingly well-equipped, fuel-efficient, and has a solid history of reliability. If two seats is all you need, then your chariot has arrived.