The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) annually releases a list of vehicles that it considers of Best Value. Those on the list offer affordability, reliability and safety.
The numbers are in, and R.L. Polk & Company has announced the best-selling cars in the world, many of which are available at Mama’s Used Cars in Charleston, SC.
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
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.
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.
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.
The 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
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)
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!
Here is a performance test created by CAR and Driver. The comparison includes the big three American muscle cars, a 2010 Ford Mustang, a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, and a 2009 Dodge Challenger. This is the first time the three have been able to be compared in 40 years!
Chevrolet is a truly remarkable company to make it through the recent recession, let alone every struggle through the last hundred years. Founded in 1911, Chevy has seen years of innovation and change. Here is a brief history.
1911 – Founded by William Durant and Louis Chevrolet.
1913 – Durant adopts the iconic logo.
1953 – Introduction of the Corvette, which was the first mass produced sports car. 300 were produced around $3,500 each.
1955 – Introduction of the infamous small-block V8 engine.
1967 – Introduction of the Camaro.
2007 – The first electric concept car by a major manufacturer is introduced… The Chevrolet Volt.
2011 – Chevrolet rebounds after GM’s bankruptcy and sells 2.35 million cars in the first half of the year, a new record.
It seems as if Chevrolet is gaining strength for another century long drive.