Used SUVs For Sale Online

Experts say that a new car loses forty seven to forty eight percent of its value within the first three years of ownership, so why not consider used SUVs for sale. Bargain hunters are looking for vehicles from the 2000 to 2009 years which have already taken the initial hit in loss of value. Looking for the best used SUV cars has gotten easier with the use of the internet. It helps you locate good and reliable used vehicles for sale. Typically you can find where the SUV is located and the specifications for that vehicle. You will still have to do some leg work, like test driving and having your mechanic look it over but at least some of the preliminary work can be done at home. You can also check on recalls for the cars or SUVs that you are considering.

Honda and Toyota continue to dominate the top of the leader board for new and used vehicles. Even with Toyota’s recent history of recalls, consumers are still willing to buy their SUVs. Honda’s Pilot, a roomy fuel efficient SUV tops the list for the larger SUVs and along side it are the Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Highlander, Lexus RX, Toyota Cruiser, Acura MDX, Infiniti FX35, Infiniti QX4, Hyundai Santa FE (V6), Lexus GX (except for years 2008-2009), and the Subaru Tribeca. The Toyota Highlander is still a recommended buy even with the recall of “floor-mat entrapment” since this problem is easily rectified with the removal of the mats and a hardware fix at the dealership. The Highlander’s performance over the years has been exceptional and continues to perform well.

Among the other small SUVs recommended are Acura RDX, Hyundai Tucson, Mitsubishi Outlander, Kia Sportage (2005-2009 only), Ford Escape Hybrid, Mercury Mariner Hybrid and Subaru Forrester. Used Nissan SUV models have had hit and miss years for example avoid the following years and models, Armada (2004-2006), Pathfinder (2005 and 2008), and the X-terra (2005). All the years not listed have been good for the models and should be considered good used Nissan SUV cars. As you can see, unfortunately American SUV manufactures such as Lincoln, Jeep, GMC and Chevrolet, did not make the preferred list due to years of poor performance and below average reliability and service. Edmunds.com and Consumesreports.com offer up some friendly advice on the best used SUV cars to purchase and recommended purchasing prices too.

Your local newspaper and Craig’s list.com also have used vehicles for sale. CarMax is one of the leading places that have used SUVs for sale. Do your research before contacting the owner or agency so you will know what price you are looking for and the specifications of the used car and a list of questions for the seller. Run a vehicle history report, you will need the car id number and there is a fee involved too. Spending a little money on the history report may save you from used SUVs for sale that has been in a flood or an accident.