Best Used Cars

Finding the right used car isn’t easy but some vehicles are designed to last much longer than others. Get more for your money with this quick list of the best used cars on the market right now. We’re happy to help you find your dream car here at Mama’s Used Cars!

Best Used Cars - The Ford F-150

Best Used Cars – The Ford F-150

  1. Ford F-150 – Boasting a reputation for reliability, the Ford F-150 is a great choice for drivers in search of affordable capability. The popular pickup is the best-selling vehicle on the planet, making models from 2006 to 2010 easy to find. That also means there are more options to choose from.
  2. Ford Flex – The Ford Flex has long served as the go-to family SUV in the industry. The affordable model offered plenty of interior space and seating for family and friends. The design didn’t change between 2009 and 2012 and Ford’s engineering is second to none, making the Ford Flex a top choice.
  3. Toyota Prius – The fuel-efficient hybrid has made a name for itself when it comes to long-lasting reliability. The brand itself has a reputation for innovative engineering. The Prius offers high fuel economy and a spacious interior that’s perfect for drivers of all ages.
  4. Ford Fusion – A family favorite, the Ford Fusion is a mid-size sedan with a spacious interior and the latest technologies year after year. Premium materials and an upscale design make it one of the most popular models on the market.
  5. Chevrolet Equinox – Featuring enough seating for family, friends, and then some, the Chevrolet Equinox has seen a lot of love among drivers of all ages over the years. Even older models tend to feature upscale interiors and a design built to last.

Mama’s Tips: Least Expensive 2012 Vehicles to Insure

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Buying a car is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to being a car owner. Most people forget that the cost of car insurance will vary with each vehicle. Over the next few weeks, we will present the most and least expensive 2012 and 2013 vehicles to insure. Continue reading

Pre-Owned Clearance at Mama’s Used Cars

Check out the Pre-Owned Clearance at Mama’s Used Cars. Featured used models for this month include a 2009 Ford F-150, a 2011 Ford Fiesta, 2007 Lincoln Town Car, and a 2007 Mercury Milan. There are more special discounts on the below list of great used cars.  Please come in to Mama’s Used Cars or call 800-261-0069 for details. These offers end on 9/13.

Race Into Savings Sale at Mama’s Used Cars

The best used car specials are racing into the dealership at Mama’s Used Cars. Featured used models for this month include a 2002 Ford F-150 AWD, a 2009 Ford Mustang, 2006 Lincoln Town Car, and a 2008 Ford Expedition. There are more “Last Call” discounts on the below list of great used cars before they are shipped to auction. Please come in to Mama’s Used Cars or call 800-261-0069 for details. These offers end on 8/17.

Edmunds Chooses 15 Best Used Cars

The staff at Edmunds, an automotive data tracking and testing service, have compiled a list of 15 best bets for used cars. This isn’t just a beauty contest.  The selections were based on criteria including reliability, safety value and, yes, availability. It wouldn’t help to pick a product consumers can’t find.  The list was limited to vehicles now between two and seven years old.

2008 Ford Explorer XLTThe list includes a total of 11 different brands, but four marques appear twice, Ford, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota.  (Nissan is there twice, as well, if you include both the Nissan and Infiniti brands).  The editors’ picks:

  • Compact Sedan: 2005-2010 Hyundai Elantra
  • Midsize Sedan: 2005-2010 Nissan Altima
  • Large Sedan: 2006-2010 Hyundai Azera
  • Coupe: 2005-2010 BMW 3 Series
  • Convertible: 2005-2010 Mazda Miata
  • Wagon: 2005-2010 Pontiac Vibe
  • Compact SUV/Crossover: 2005-2010 Honda CR-V
  • Midsize SUV/Crossover: 2005-2010 Ford Explorer
  • Large SUV/Crossover: 2005-2010 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Minivan/Van: 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey
  • Compact Truck: 2005-2010 Toyota Tacoma
  • Large Truck: 2005-2010 Ford F-150
  • Luxury: 2005-2010 Infiniti G35/G37
  • Hybrid: 2005-2010 Toyota Prius
  • Sport Compact: 2005-2010 Subaru Impreza WRX

Consumer Reports List 10 Best Cars for Teens

As another school year winds down, many young drivers want a car so they can get to and from a summer job and drive around their friends; others might want a car when they head off to college. To ensure your teenager’s safety and your peace of mind, be sure you choose the right vehicle.

Put your inexperienced driver behind the wheel of the safest, most reliable car you can afford. Consumer Reports urges you to choose a vehicle equipped with ABS, electronic stability control (ESC), and curtain air bags. The car should perform well in government and insurance-industry crash tests, as well as in our dynamic tests, which include accident avoidance, braking, and handling. Plus, it shouldn’t be overly powerful.

The models listed below are readily available with the recommended safety equipment and have performed well in safety-related tests. All are Consumer Reports recommended vehicles, meaning that they scored well in our testing and have had average or better reliability. They also have sufficient acceleration to merge onto busy highways, good brakes, and scored well in emergency handling.

Chevrolet Malibu (4-cyl., 2008 or later)
Ford Focus sedan (2009-2011)
Honda Accord (4-cyl., 2008 or later)
Hyundai Sonata (4-cyl., 2006 or later)
Kia Optima (non-turbo, 2010 or later)
Mazda3 i Touring (2009 or later)
Nissan Altima (4-cyl., 2010 or later)
Subaru Impreza (non-turbo, 2009 or later)
Toyota Corolla (2010 or later)
Volkswagen Jetta (2007-2010)

Last Call at Mama’s Used Cars

Mama’s Used Cars and Palmetto Ford are offering Memorial Day specials along with an exclusive “Last Call” sale.  This is a chance to receive great deals on used cars before they are sent to auctions.  Our featured specials include the 2010 Ford Fusion, 2009 Ford F-150, 2007 Honda Accord, and 2005 Jeep Liberty.  There are more discounts on used cars to check out also.  Please come in to Mama’s Used Cars or call 800-528-9019 for details. These offers end on 6/31.  Feel free to join us at Palmetto Ford on Memorial Day for a cookout!