A brand new white Toyota Sienna on display
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Top Safety Pick Minivan of 2010

Minivans like the Toyota Sienna and the Chrysler Pacifica are great family cars. They are some of the leading choices when it comes to finding a trustworthy family carrier. They boast a reputation for safety and practicality. But prices can get so expensive, and a used 2010 or 2011 minivan becomes a more appealing option …

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. …

Low-angle shot of a black 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Nightster silhouetted against a cloudy sky
2 Wheels

Which Used Harleys Are the Most Reliable?

While it faces an image problem, Harley-Davidson does still make some impressive motorcycles. Especially when it comes to tourers and cruisers. Although some of its newer bikes can be fairly pricey, Harley’s reputation for design conservatism means used models offer similar looks at a discount. Unfortunately, many past Harley-Davidsons suffered reliability and quality-control issues, which …

Black 2002 Ducati Monster S4, viewed from the side, in a concrete parking garage
2 Wheels

Is There Such a Thing as a Reliable Used Ducati?

Italian bikes, especially classic ones, haven’t really had a reputation for reliability. And Ducati is no exception. The motorcycle company has been dinged in the past by Consumer Reports for its rather high rate of customer problems. Which, if you’re interested in buying a used one, isn’t reassuring. However, just as it’s possible to find …

2019 Honda Ridgeline driving down country road
Trucks & SUVs

Is the Honda Ridgeline a Pickup Truck?

Whether you are comfortable calling the Honda Ridgeline a pickup truck or not, this utility vehicle has seen some awesome model years. Calling this unibody creature a truck has sparked some controversy over the years. So, is the Honda Ridgeline a pickup truck? Reviews and awards the Ridgeline earned in its youth As far back …

a sparkly green ninja zx-14r raging down the road at high speed
2 Wheels

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R: New vs. Used

The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R is a top performer among others in its class. The ZX-14R motorcycle enjoys a loyal and loving fan base––and for good reason. This Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle is a powerful machine and buying it new is all too tempting. But if you want to save some money, you are probably already …

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 …

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

Best Model Years for a Lexus GS

The Lexus GS is a popular sedan in the luxury segment. According to US News and World Report, the third generation Lexus GS “consistently receives perfect reliability scores and safety marks form independent testing agencies.” However, the cost of luxury cars like the 2020 GS can get pretty steep if you buy new. What are …

2020 Honda motorcycles
2 Wheels

Honda Gold Wing: Best Years for a Used Bike

The Gold Wing is a Honda motorcycle that has completely dominated the touring bike world for decades. It’s a fantastic bike for tours of historic American highways or cruising out to the lake house. You can ride it out to dinner with your date comfortably sitting behind you in the conscientious and well-fashioned seat. Or, …