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9 Best Cars to Buy Used

U.S. News & World Report - Cars Logo By Jaclyn Trop of U.S. News & World Report - Cars | Slide 1 of 10: <p>New cars lose their value notoriously quickly, depreciating as soon as you drive off the lot. That’s why used models often get a second life.</p><p>Usually models that are at least five years old represent the best bargains because they’ve already lost most of their residual value, which means that you can buy them for a fraction of their original retail price. If a vehicle has a high reliability rating, performs well, and includes a few modern conveniences, then you might have a deal on your hands.</p><p>From the <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/toyota/avalon/2017">Toyota Avalon</a> to the <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/acura/rdx/2017">Acura RDX</a>, here are the best cars to buy used. </p>

These Used Cars Are Great Values

New cars lose their value notoriously quickly, depreciating as soon as you drive off the lot. That’s why used models often get a second life.

Usually models that are at least five years old represent the best bargains because they’ve already lost most of their residual value, which means that you can buy them for a fraction of their original retail price. If a vehicle has a high reliability rating, performs well, and includes a few modern conveniences, then you might have a deal on your hands.

From the Toyota Avalon to the Acura RDX, here are the best cars to buy used.

Editor's note: All prices are listed in $US.

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