Charleston, SC, April 12, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- A leading consumer publication recently released its annual list of the Best and Worst Used Cars for 2013, and Mama’s Used Cars in Charleston, SC (mamasusedcars.com) is proud to offer some of the best on the list. Mama’s Used Cars offers interested customers availability information on their extensive inventory of pre-owned vehicles online.
The annual list was constructed by Consumer Reports to give customers an idea of which used cars would be the best for their money. The 2013 Best and Worst Used Cars list reviews cars from the 2002-2012 model years, and provides car-shoppers with an unbiased opinion on which cars offer the best value.
"With so many choices, shopping for a used car can be overwhelming. Our report provides a much-needed cheat sheet that Americans can refer to for help getting the best and most reliable used car that fits their budget," said Rik Paul, Auto Editor for the magazine.
Every vehicle has problem areas; some issues are notorious for a particular brand, while others can be specific to one model for one model year. Evaluators conduct extensive testing across 17 common problem areas for vehicles. The vehicles that produce the fewest issues in their respective segments are awarded with a spot in the 2013 Best Used Cars list. However, not all vehicles test well and some problem areas are more common than others.
"Of the 17 trouble spots we look at, brakes are the biggest problem with used cars beyond normal wear and tear. Brakes are definitely something you should check carefully before you buy,” said Jon Linkov.
In the “Less than $10,000” category, the best vehicles to purchase are the 2009 Pontiac Vibe, 2008 Hyundai Sonata (four-cylinder), 2004 Acura TSX, and 2004 Toyota RAV4 (four-cylinder). In the $10,000 - $15,000 category, the top choices are the 2011 Honda Fit, 2011 Mazda3, 2006-2007 Honda Accord (V6), 2005-2006 Honda Acura TL, 2006 – 2008 Toyota RAV4 (four-cylinder), 2005 – 2007 Honda CR-V, 2004 – 2007 Toyota Highlander (V6), and 2003 – 2004 Infiniti FX.
Customers interested in seeing which vehicles are available at the Mama’s Used Cars that made 2013 Best Used Cars list can visit the Charleston, SC dealership.