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Old 07-19-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Ontario
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Default what are the top 3 best car brands?

im looking to buy a used vehicle with under 100K miles on it. with a carfax report.

Ive always heard that honda and toyota were the best but i just cant find one with under 100k miles on it in my area. i really dont want to have to put the car in the shop after 3 months of driving it around. i know used cars really depend on their previous upkeep, but give me an idea on brands.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai. It is hard to find a lightly used Toyota or Honda because people keep them so long, because they are as close to being trouble free as cars get, Hyundais after 2000 are VERY good, and can be had for good prices.

100,000 miles is "just broken in" on a Honda or Toyota. You can expect many carefree miles with one. I would rather have a 100,000 mile used Toyota or Honda than a new Detroit car!
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:38 PM
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Entry level brands:

1) Ford 2) Honda 3) Hyundai

Money no object:

1) Lamborghini 2) Lotus 3) Bentley
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:40 PM
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Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai. It is hard to find a lightly used Toyota or Honda because people keep them so long, because they are as close to being trouble free as cars get, Hyundais after 2000 are VERY good, and can be had for good prices.

100,000 miles is "just broken in" on a Honda or Toyota. You can expect many carefree miles with one. I would rather have a 100,000 mile used Toyota or Honda than a new Detroit car!
You should start looking at more recent quality reports. Modern Fords are consistently rated the higher quality than Toyotas. Not only will the Fusion be a higher quality car than the new Camry, it will actually be enjoyable to drive.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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1. Ford

2. Buick

3. Honda
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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You really need to specify a price point to determine the "best car" that you could afford. If we are talking say $15k there are a lot of great used options. If we are talking $5k, it's a lot harder.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: 'Murica
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You really need to specify a price point to determine the "best car" that you could afford. If we are talking say $15k there are a lot of great used options. If we are talking $5k, it's a lot harder.
Absolutely. A discussion on the "best" car brands is useless if you're gathering this info for your own research, and you're not giving us the criteria you're looking for. And the smaller your budget is, the more important it is to make sure you get a good example, rather than focusing on make and model. You can get a beat-to-death 20-year-old Lexus, and it won't serve you as well as a well-maintained Kia.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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In 2010...as in speaking of 2010/2011+ model year cars, the answer is 1)Hyundai, 2) Ford, 3) VW
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Very tough question to answer without more information but I'd say:

1) Ford
2) Buick
3) Lexus
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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You should start looking at more recent quality reports. Modern Fords are consistently rated the higher quality than Toyotas. Not only will the Fusion be a higher quality car than the new Camry, it will actually be enjoyable to drive.
He will never learn. He just keeps repeating the same baloney!
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