Used Cars: Japanese second - hand from the best American

World of translation : Auto
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Consumer Reports - famous American publisheds called the worst and the best used cars over the past 9 years. So in most cases the best in the secondary market were Japanese cars and American cars filled the list of the worst cars.

Consumer Reports gave an overview of sedans, SUVs and compact cars, 2003-2012, are presentedthe market of Russia, Ukraine and the USA. So in the secondary market experts Consumer Reports identified 4 price categories (up to $ 10,000 from $ 10,000 to $ 15,000, from $ 15,000 to $ 20,000 and from $ 20,000 to $ 25,000) and selected them for 3- and the winner.

Do not Japanese cars

As a result, Japanesecars won the most nominations. Only « & raquo ;, American that received high marks proved Pontiac Vibe 2009 (he was recognized as the best compact-car in the price range up to $ 10 000). However, this case can hardly be considered a plus for the moment now-defunct brand Pontiac. But Consumer Reports believe thatthe fact of the disappearance of Pontiac only on hand to potential buyers Vibe, because cars can now be purchased at a lower cost, and service and spare parts - are available as before.

Sedan Hyundai Sonata 2008 (version with 4-cylinder engine ) became the 2nd and the last non-Japanese car in the list of Consumer Reports, but, however,he divided his place on the podium with the Japanese car Acura TSX 2004. These cars have become the best in the category of « sedan & raquo ;. &Laquo; Economic and efficient Hyundai Sonata is a great move, confident handling and responsive 4-cylinder engine. Acura TSX - a great alternative to Hyundai Sonata, though cars ands an even sportier character and belongs to a higher class & raquo ;, - says Consumer Reports.

Low price range

« Best Crossover » worth up to $ 10,000 despatched Toyota RAV4 - experts noted in this model: a reliable engine, easy access to the interior,confident brakes, precise handling.

In the category (from $ 10 000 to $ 15 000) all places have got cars of Japanese brands. So, the best compact cars in this price range were: Mazda3 hatchback 2011 and   Honda Fit (Jazz) 2011. &Laquo; Honda   Fit - a fine example of a successful hatch. Model wasSubscribe large, sensitive enough to operate and economical even with an automatic transmission (fuel consumption of 7.8 liters per 100 km). A Mazda3 is already an alternative to higher-level & raquo ;, - believe in Consumer Reports.

The best sedans in the price range from $ 10,000 to 15,000 steel: Acura TL 2005 - 2006ods and Honda Accord 2006-2007 years with the engine V6. Consumer Reports say Honda Accord « an excellent choice in the secondary market cars & raquo ;. &Laquo; The engine of the vehicle at the same time powerful and economical ride it comfortably, and it is highly reliable & raquo ;, - noted in the publication. 4-cylinder version of the Honda Accord has not received such high praise, because until 2008 on this model has not been established system of electronic stability control (ESC). Also, according to experts Consumer Reports, Acura TL is a luxury car than a Honda Accord.

In the price range of $ 10,000 to 15,000 Consumer Reports experts shared best beamChiyah old crossovers on the secondary market into 2 categories: the compact and mid-size and full-size. The best crossovers smallest steel: Honda CR-V 2005 - 2007's and Toyota RAV4 2006 - 2008. The models differ in economical and powerful engine and spacious interior. In the Honda CR-V in the magazine noted its more sporty characterter, compared with the Toyota RAV4, Honda but has the worst sound insulation than the Toyota. The best crossovers huge size named: Infiniti FX 2003 - 2004's and Toyota Highlander 2004 - 2007 years.

The average price range

When buying a used compact car prices inew range of $ 15,000 to $ 20,000, Consumer Reports recommends that you select: Hyundai Elantra 2011 - 2012's with a traditional internal combustion engine or a hybrid Toyota Prius 2010 - 2011 period. &Laquo; So, in the Prius fuel consumption is 5.3 liters per 100 kilometers, the car allows us to consider the most economical five-seater hybrid among passenger cars without the possibility of chargeyadki from the wall outlet. And of the 2010 restyling made the car more spacious and thus, effectively slows down, but not added restyled car clear control. If you want to enjoy driving - then you'd better look at the Hyundai Elantra & raquo ;, - the specialist said Consumer Reports.

Wedthe identity of sedans in the price range from $ 15,000 to $ 20,000 in the publication of the best recognized Infiniti M 2006 - 2007 Toyota Camry and the 2011 - 2012's with the 4-cylinder engine. &Laquo; Wait by Camry with 4-cylinder engine with excellent fuel economy with excellent reliability and a spacious interior. If you are looking for: a luxurious interior and a powerful motorus, then you need to pay attention to the Infiniti M with the engine V6 & raquo ;, - say in Consumer Reports.

The best crossovers in the price range from $ 15,000 to $ 20,000 recognized: Mazda CX-September 2009 year and Honda Pilot 2007 - 2008 period. Consumer Reports experts have noted a great combination of spacious eight-passenger compartment of themodels with good dynamics, but noted that the insulation Honda Pilot is lame.

Samimi the best used crossovers in the price range from $ 15,000 to $ 20,000 Consumer Reports experts called: Lexus RX 2008 Acura MDX 2007 - 2008. &Laquo; So Acura MDX - a balanced family crossoverom that has: comfortable seats with a third side, pleasant and confident way, as well as time-tested powerful V6 engine with a fuel consumption of 13.8 liters per 100 kilometers. In turn, the Lexus RX - is a good alternative, but with fewer seats, but with better sound insulation & raquo ;, - summed up in the Consumer Reports.

The high price range

In the higher price range ($ 20 000 to $ 25 000) winners determined only in 2 classes: crossover and sedan. But in this category chose 3 best sedan: Toyota Avalon 2010, Infiniti G 2009 BMW 328i 2009. &Laquo;BMW combines: a powerful six-cylinder engine, confident brakes, high maneuverability with a comfortable and cozy interior, - noted American experts. Infiniti G - is a good alternative sports. And if your need a large amount of free space and a spacious lounge - then you should pay attention to the Toyota Avalon ».


Japanese cars - no doubt a great choice among both new and used cars among. In addition to excellent comfort and high technical performance "Japanese" is much cheaper to operate than counterparts. In addition to Japanese cars on the loteasier to find and buy spare parts: they are both in the markets and in shops and numerous online stores (eg By the way different vysokmm quality, reasonable price and the assortment of great, so that each holder of a Japanese car will find here what he was looking for.

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