Whether you can afford to “purchase” a brand new vehicle (which means leasing it for a couple of years, in most cases) or not, it wouldn’t be wise of you to not even consider the excellent second-hand cars that you can find on our market. The benefits of choosing this type of cars are so many that we couldn’t recommend you enough to read carefully the following text before going for the alternative.
An easy decision to make
Even when going to great lengths to remain objective, it’s really difficult to find good arguments in favor of the purchase of a new car versus a second-hand one (except maybe the distinctive smell of new things): used cars are less expensive to buy and to insure, as least as reliable (or even more because they come with a history report, in some cases) and you can really own them for a fraction of the price of a long term lease. These elements (and there are many more) force us to consider that used cars shouldn’t be perceived as being appropriate only for people with a limited budget: it’s a good deal for everyone.
The best deals out there
The well-known magazine Protégez-vous also thinks that second-hand vehicles are grossly undervalued and it made a list to help buyers make informed decisions on this market. In the subcompact department, the experts of this magazine recommend the Toyota Yaris 2010-2015, the Honda Fit from the same years and the Ford Fiesta 2011-2015, among others. Protégez-vous also suggests the Chevrolet Cruze 2011-2015, Toyota Prius produced during the same period and Toyota Corolla, for those who prefer compact vehicles. When it comes to sedans, Ford Fusion and Taurus, the Honda Accord and the Mazda 6 built between 2010 and 2015 remain proven values. SUVs’ lovers can count on Toyota Rav-4, Chevrolet Equinox and Honda CR-V. Finally, those who need a reliable truck should turn to the Ford F-150 2010-2015 or the Ram 1500 2013-2015.
There are so many good second-hand vehicles out there that a list like this one will necessary ignore at least a few interesting models. More than the excellent reasons mentioned above, keep in mind that there are plenty of good second-hand vehicles in Quebec and some resources to guide you during your decision process.