The 3 Best Used Cars to Buy in 2014

October 2nd, 2014 by

2009 Scion xB - Buy Here Pay Here Ohio

Automotive producers are releasing higher quality vehicles with much more affordable price tags in order to stay competitive. That’s great news for consumers.

With new cars already being priced so reasonably, buying a used car that’s in excellent condition at one of your local used car dealerships has even bigger benefits.

You’ll save on a down payment, your car will retain more value, and you’ll avoid being strapped with an overwhelming monthly payment.

So what are the best models to look for at Buy Here Pay Here dealerships in Ohio? Here’s a brief tour of three that rise to the top.

2004 Toyota Prius

2004 Toyota Prius - Local Used Car Dealerships

Kelley Blue Book’s consumer reviews give this hybrid a 9.2 out of 10 rating. It’s noted for being very comfortable and easily maintained. Owners say repairs are few and far between.

During your daily commute, you can get a superb 47 miles per gallon on average. So if you do a lot of driving, the Prius is a great pick to save on gas.

The 2004 version received a full redesign to make it roomier and increase its already impressive mileage. In addition, Edmunds commends this model for its “ultralow emissions, hatchback utility, and excellent build quality.”

Even with incredible efficiency and a newly improved layout, this Prius model originally sold for only around $20,000. You can buy one today for under $10,000 at one of your local used car dealerships and start saving at the pump.

 2007 Honda Civic

2007 Honda Civic - Local Used Car Dealerships

Cars.com calls this Civic a “Best bet.” It’s high safety ratings make it a smart choice for the family or for a beginner driver who’s just getting settled behind the wheel.

It has a nice body style with smooth lines, and the sizable interior can seat five people. US News says that the Civic “delivers superior reliability” and “is an excellent value.”

With 140 horsepower, it’s a fun compact to drive, and it certainly gives you some punch. Many reviewers also rave about the high quality transmission and say that its responsiveness is noteworthy.

The 2007 Civic is a great pick if you’d like to stop spending on gas and put that cash toward something else. It gets up to 39 miles per gallon on the highway, beating out many similar used sedans in terms of efficiency.

With an original price of $14,800, you can now purchase a 2007 Honda Civic for around $7,000. This car is a smart choice that will have you smiling all the way to the bank.

2009 Scion xB

2009 Scion xB - Local Used Car Dealerships

With strong reviews from a multitude of sources, this little car has gobs of style and kick. Its 2.4 liter inline 4-cylinder engine adds quite a lot of zest to the ride.

With its very modern look, it takes a certain kind of person to fall in love with the Scion xB. But judging by the consumer reviews on Kelley Blue Book, many have.

There’s plenty of room for 5 passengers and lots of cargo space. It has a long list of excellent safety features including anti-lock brakes and stability control so you can feel protected.

The Car Connection says that the xB “provides good value for those on a budget.” Original MSRP was $15,750, but you can now buy a 2009 model used for around $10-11,000.