A grey Nissan Xterra off-roading in the desert.
Trucks & SUVs

How Reliable is the 2015 Nissan Xterra?

It’s been five years since Nissan officially got rid of the Xterra and we’re still pretty bummed about it. Sure, the Xterra had its flaws but its rugged charm and performance capabilities made it one of the more compelling options in the SUV market. Since the only way to get the Xterra is to buy …

Burgundy-red 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan driving down a curving road
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Which Used Mercedes Is the Most Reliable?

Some people, when they’re looking for reliable used luxury, go for simpler classic models. However, it’s perfectly possible to find modern luxury cars that aren’t prone to breakdowns. And that even applies to German marques like BMW and Mercedes. Although some of Mercedes-Benz’s cars haven’t scored well in reliability ranks, there are others which have. …

A grey Audi A6 sedan driving down the countryside.
Sedans & Coupes

Think Twice Before Buying the 2018 Audi A6

When it was new, the 2018 Audi A6 was praised for its classic sports performance and luxurious features. Now, this 2018 model doesn’t seem as impressive. Based on expert data from  Consumer Reports, the A6 isn’t very reliable which has negatively impacted owner satisfaction.  We don’t recommend buying the 2018 A6 because of this. To …

A Lexus GS F is displayed during the Geneva Motor Show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Most Reliable 3-Year-Old Lexus Models

Buying a new Lexus is tempting, but opting for a used model instead provides you with luxury and at a  discount. Lexus is widely celebrated for being an especially reliable car brand, which makes their models even more desirable as used-car options. To get the most bang for your buck, Consumer Reports recommends shopping among …

Trucks & SUVs

Most Reliable 3-Year-Old Midsized SUVs

Sports utility vehicles are becoming more attractive to buyers because of their elevated driving positions, spacious cabins, and versatility. The main drawback though of SUVs is how pricey they can be. To bypass the expensive nature of newer SUVs, buying a used model is the savvy way to go.  In order to help you with …

rear image of a red Honda CR-V
Crossover & Midsize

The Best Model Year for a Used Honda CR-V

Starting in 1997, the Honda CR-V has been a go-to choice for anyone looking for a great, reliable, and stylish SUV. The Honda CR-V pioneered the modern, streamlined look of the SUV. The designers opted for a streamlined look that eliminated some of the competitors’ boxiness, which is probably why this SUV is still a …

2003 Porsche 911 996 Turbo
Cars

The 996 Turbo: The Best Affordable Used Porsche 911

Although it makes well-regarded vehicles, not all Porsches have been trouble-free. In particular, the 996-gen Porsche 911 has a black-sheep reputation, due to its dreaded IMS bearing. However, even notably reliable or high-end cars, like the Toyota 4Runner, Nissan Skyline GT-R, and Mitsubishi Montero have had engine problems. Though, as with the contemporary Cayman, the …

2020 Lexus GS F side
Cars

Only Buy a Lexus GS F If It’s Used

Although it’s better known as a luxury brand, Lexus has made several performance cars in the past. The Lexus IS F sport sedan was one of the first; a match for the contemporary BMW M3. However, although the succeeding F-badged models were genuinely sporty, they were also in some ways dated. The LFA supercar, for …

Cars

U.S. News: Top 5 Sports Cars to Buy Used

Sports cars are enjoyable and dynamic, but they can get pretty costly. If you’re looking for more affordable options, we have gathered some of the best-used sports cars available for under $20K. 2010 Mazda Miata  The Mazda Miata is a fan-favorite on a variety of lists. This sporty convertible is lively, smooth, and reliable. Drivers …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Used Cars You Should Avoid Buying

Buying a used car requires doing a lot of homework. Once you’ve made your car wishlist, and start shopping, it’s important to keep reliability scores at the top of your mind. To help with your search, we have gathered five cars to avoid purchasing due to low predicted reliability ratings. These low-reliability scores are based …