10 underrated used cars

Best Used Cars of the Past Decade

Car manufacturers have made some great strides in the past ten years. We have seen car models move from gas tanks to electric powering and now to the hybrids. However, if there is one thing that has not changed, it is the needs of the car buyer. People still want to get their dream cars at affordable prices. They still want the cars they drive out from dealerships to have reasonable mileage, handling, and maintenance. While looking at these factors, here is a list of what some consider the top used cars you can buy for less than $20,000. Most of the vehicles on our list are American-made, but it’s safe to point out that Asian imports are also making their mark on the used car market.

Ford Fusion

It does not come as a surprise that the mid-sized conservative sedan made it to this list. Sales of the Ford Fusion have been at a consistent high since the car was first launched. So, what makes this model a must-have for many consumers?

First, there is nothing more attractive than a car that has space enough for all its drivers’ needs, and space is a standard in the 2010 Ford Fusion. Whether it is space for passengers in the cabin or for the cargo in the trunk, this reliable sedan has it all. To top it off, a Ford Fusion with thousands of miles left in it goes for less than $15,000, and a great bargainer can get the car for $8,000.

Acura RL

Acura is a car brand name known for its luxurious models. However, the Acura RL is not just a regular sporty coupe with a sporty feel and the power to go along with it. For those buyers who are interested in buying a used car with the highest standards of reliability, then this is the car for them. Going for less than $10,000, the All-Wheel Drive is a dream come true for even the most safety-conscious driver.

Lexus ES 350

The first words that come to mind when you think of the ES 350 are luxury on a budget. Well-placed sunroof, leather upholstery, some of the latest technology including Bluetooth and high-quality sound systems, these are just a few of the comforts this entry-level mid-sized sedan has to offer. One thing you have to note is that the ES 350 does not have the same safety standards as other cars on this list.

Honda CR-V

In a list of well-built sedans, the Honda CR-V is a welcome change for buyers who want to own more compact cars. The CR-V has a nice design to it, and complements its looks with a 2.4-liter tank and economical but noteworthy 166 horsepower.

Mazda MX5 Miata

The Mazda MX5 Miata is a two-seater compact sports model with a soft and hard retractable top, athletic handling and some of the best horsepower you can have on a budget. The car can be handled automatically, though car enthusiasts may opt for its five or six-gear best-in-class manual handling. For less than $20,000, you can be the owner of this sporty roadster.

Of course, these were not the only great models made over the past ten years. There are many safe, reliable, and economical used cars on the market, but we thought these were worth mentioning.