You ought to at least consider cars from Japan and Korea if you’re looking for a good used car. For the most part, these cars are more affordable and they tend to retain more of their value over time. They also cost less to maintain.
Here are some tips that you should know about when you’re looking at used Asian cars:
- Get a Honda. Yes, these cars tend to retain a lot of its value even after years and lots of miles. That’s one of the reasons why it’s so popular new and used. It’s just so darn reliable. If you’re getting one, you may want to check the state of the suspension and the driver’s seat.
- A Toyota sedan is a good choice too. With this, you can expect ownership with no hassle whatsoever. It’s rare when something breaks, when that happens the repairs are easy and affordable. You just have to check for some brake issues if the car is more than 5 years old.
If you’re in the market for a good used pickup truck, the Toyota Tacoma is an excellent buy. Look for something made in 2000 or later, as the older versions were recalled for frame rust issues.
- Hyundai Tiburon. This is a good option if you’re looking for something much sportier, as this coupe looks fast and drives fast. It’s also very cheap to maintain, and this is a bonus considering that even the most recent 2008 model can be had for just $9000.