Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Family Cars of 2013

2013 Ford Fusion Titanium

2013 Ford Fusion Titanium

Every year, the automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book share the cars that they believe are the best for families. We like to share that list with our customers. Like KBB, we want to help your family find the car that comes with something for everyone, including the top safety, comfort and technology features. They also provide the most space and the best value.

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Celebrate Your Grad with a New Used Car

2009 Honda Accord Sdn EX-L

2009 Honda Accord Sdn EX-L

It’s finally graduation time, and although parents may be teary-eyed, graduates sure are excited!  If you are still trying to find the perfect gift to get your grad, a used car might be just the ticket.  We consulted with CarInsurance.com to find the safest, most reliable and least expensive used models that would be great for your grad.

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The Cars with the Best Value

2012 Toyota Prius

2012 Toyota Prius

An expert independent automotive organization released its list of cars that offer the best value. For the first time in four years, the Honda Fit is no longer at the top of the list.

The organization chose the Toyota Prius as the car with the best value because it offers reliability, low cost of ownership and popularity. The editors also liked the great driving experience, fuel economy and interior design. Continue reading

Used GMC Sierra 1500 Overview

2011 GMC Sierra HD - 2500 HD SLE Front Angle - Used GMC SierraThe ever-popular GMC Sierra 1500 has for a long time been a standout in the pickup truck segment. Historically used by farmers, small-business owners, and construction workers under the GMC 1500 name, and lauded for its durability, longevity, and sheer strength, the pickup has over time been diversified to fit the needs of the everyday American. Now called the GMC Sierra 1500, the truck comes in a variety of trims levels, body styles, and powertrains to serve the specific needs of each individual driver, whether it is a fisherman hauling a boat or a mother taking her kids to the drive-in.

Known for their dependability for hard work in the past, the focus for the newer generation of Sierra has been a more advanced, luxurious-looking, technologically-advanced, and ergonomic cabin, while still maintaining its legendary reliability at work. GMC has delivered, offering a truck worthy of praise for its hard work and its comfortable ride.

Over the years, the GMC Sierra 1500 has seen several changes, but at the core of every year’s model is a powerful engine delivering the horsepower needed to get any job done. In fact, Edmunds has praised the Sierra 1500 for its “strong performance, a refined and quiet ride (even with the heavy-duty towing package) and a comfortable, sensible cabin.” No matter the model year, the Sierra is always the truck to get the job done, whether that job is towing thousands and thousands of pounds or just getting your kid to the dentist and back before your lunch break is over.

Used Ford Expedition Overview

The Ford Expedition is a rugged full-size SUV that offers comfortable seating for up to nine passengers, powerful towing capability and generous performance. Quality used Ford Expeditions are now available from Mama’s Used Cars at their Charleston dealership.

The latest Ford Expedition models continue the long-standing tradition of rugged work-horse SUVs that also offer premium comfort and a quiet ride inside the cabin. Lots of seating and cargo options make the Ford Expedition a good bet for transporting both family and heavy equipment. The second-row seats will fold flat into the floor, and optional power-folding third row seats also move out of the way to provide even more space.

The agile steering on a used Ford Expedition provides a smooth ride and an easy drive, with reviewers often hailing the Expedition as having the handling dynamics of a large car. The power of the current Ford Expedition is provided by a 5.4-liter V8 engine that can put out 310 horsepower and pull 365 lbs-feet of torque. The Ford Expedition is an ideal SUV for everyday family driving and heavy-duty towing.

A Used Ford Mustang from Mama

In the market for a fast car with a ferocious engine, but don’t want to shell out the cash for a new one? Mama’s Used Cars has the solution for you. Right now, we are overstocked with a variety of used Ford Mustangs, including the classic 2005 Mustang.

The 2005 Mustang is somewhat of a legend. Powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine that generates 210 horsepower and an impressive 240 lb.-ft. of torque, the ’05 Mustang takes no prisoners. And the premium trim levels get an even more powerful 4.6-liter V8 engine that delivers 300 horsepower and can pull 320 lb.-ft. of torque.

The ’05 Mustang sometimes feels like you’re stepping into a time machine, taking several retro design cues from the Mustang of the late ‘60s. But with sleek styling and updated technology, this powerful beast is anything but ancient. In fact, the chassis for the 2005 model was utterly reconfigured to give a smoother ride and improved handling to experienced drivers.

Head down to Mama’s Used Cars in Charleston, South Carolina today and get behind the wheel of one of these fierce 2005 Mustangs, or any other model year Mustangs, like the critically acclaimed 2009 Mustang. Hurry while we’ve still got them on the lot because these babies are going fast!

 

Video Review of the Used Honda Accord

Here is a video review of the 2003-2007 Honda Accord. This has been a very popular and reliable vehicle over the years. These cars provide smooth performance with very good handling. These used Accords are very stylish in both the exterior and interior. The Accord also received top scores in crash testing by the IIHS. Lastly, these model year cars are very fuel efficient receiving 26 mpg city / 34 highway (4 cyl) and 21 mpg city / 30 highway (V6).