5 Used Cars You Should Buy and 5 You Should Not Buy

No matter where you are in the world, buying a used car can demand a lot out of you, in terms of decision making. The idea of picking out a single car from a plethora of options is more than enough to give you a continuous headache. Yes, you can get help from specific dealerships, but you might get a biased opinion based on which dealer you approach. There are hundreds of auto magazines available that offer their professional opinion as well, but they don’t take different regions and availability into consideration. So, how do you separate the best from the rest? Here are 5 of the best-used cars you can find and 5 used cars that you should stay away from.

5 Used Cars You Should Buy

Used Honda SonataHyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is one of the most elegant cars in the South Korean manufacturer’s lineup. It houses a 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder engine which is backed up with a 360V electric motor and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox. With its stylish and durable exteriors, luxurious interiors, and performance-based components, the Hyundai  Sonata should be the first choice when buying a second hand car.

used Kia RioKia Rio

Kia is another brand that stands out for its high-quality vehicles and the Rio is one of the most popular options out there. Rio houses a 1.6L In-line 4-cylinder petrol engine that can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. In terms of features, the Rio comes with some of the latest technology including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Used Toyota CorollaToyota Corolla

When it comes to quality carmakers, Toyota is a name that stands out for all the right reasons. The Corolla is, by far, one of the biggest-selling used cars in the world thanks to the features it has to offer. The car can be had with either a 1.8L petrol or 1.4L diesel engine option, both of which are available with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission.

used Volkswagen JettaVolkswagen Jetta

Although the used car market is huge, there is one name that makes a statement no matter where you are – Volkswagen Jetta. This model has been turning heads ever since it was first launched and is one of the most used cars in India. It is fitted with a 1.4L petrol engine that delivers a performance that is far better than some of the other options in the segment.

used Honda CivicHonda Civic

Whether you choose a newer model or an older one, with the Honda Civic, you cannot go wrong. It is one of the best cars from the Japanese manufacturer and a used model delivers an equally perfect performance as a brand new one. It can be had with either a 1.6L diesel engine or a 1.8L petrol one – both which come with automatic transmissions

5 Cars You Should Not Buy


used Nissan PathfinderNissan Pathfinder

With hundreds of complaints coming in from regular users, the Nissan Pathfinder is definitely the number one used car you should avoid buying at all costs. The car never caught on with the public and was one of the lowest selling models from Nissan. Although the SUV was spacious, there were a number of problems with the interiors as well as the electronics of the car.

Ford ExplorerFord Explorer

Meant to be the successor of the popular Bronco, the Ford Explorer was introduced in 1991 and never did take off. There are over 12,000 complaints online with hundreds more aiming at the faulty transmission. Finally, the interiors and features of the car were rated as subpar and underperforming.


Used Mini CooperMini Cooper

Despite is sporty and trendy looks, the Mini Cooper is a car that any interested buyer should stay away from – especially a used one. The car is unreliable at times and is way too expensive to be placed in the used car segment. Although it does have some decent features and accessories, the price you would pay for it could get you a better performing model.

used Chevrolet SparkChevrolet Spark

The Chevrolet Spark was considered as one of the best compact cars when it was initially released. As a new car, the Spark is almost perfect but as a used car, it doesn’t offer the kind of performance you would expect. The materials used in its construction tend to deteriorate with time and the electronics are not as high-tech as some of the options available.

Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan

One of the biggest things that stands out on a used Dodge Grand Caravan is its dangerously low safety score. The frame of the car is designed with older technology and materials which makes reduces its durability and reliability as well. The Grand Caravan is also known to depreciate quicker than most of its rivals on the market.



When you finally decide to buy a second-hand car, the options here will help you pick out the best from the rest. These models can be found in dealerships that sell used cars in Chandigarh or Chennai or anywhere in between, which makes it easier to get your hands on. Do you agree with these cars mentioned here or do you think there should be others listed as well?

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