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.

Ford SUV Sales Start Strong in 2016

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The year has only just begun and Ford SUV sales are already up. In fact, January was the strongest year start for SUVs since 2004. In addition, with the popularity of the Ford Transit, van sales have their best start in 31 years.

“For Ford, overall transaction prices were up $1,800 in January – almost three times more than the overall industry average – driven largely by strong customer demand, especially for our SUVs and F-Series pickups,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, in a statement.

Here at Mama’s Used Cars, while we don’t sell new cars, we have a large inventory of pre-owned Ford vehicles that is constantly changing. Many of these cars, trucks, and SUVs come certified pre-owned, which means you’ll get a warranty and a lot of peace of mind with your purchase.

If you’re looking for one of the best SUVs, crossovers, or pickups on the market, then Ford is a great choice. If you’re looking for a specific model, year, or specific features, let us know what you need, and we’ll help you find it.

We’re excited to see such a great start to 2016 and can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings.

Ford Autonomous Vehicle Testing to Start This Year

Ford autonomous vehicle testing

Calm down Jr. They’re working on the autonomous cars, ok?

With testing already going on in Michigan at Michigan University’s Mcity facility and on public roads in Arizona, Ford autonomous vehicle testing will also start in California in 2016. The Silicon Valley Ford testing and innovation center will allow for a wider array of tests thanks to California’s year-round mild weather, since rain and snow make testing autonomous vehicles more difficult.

Recently approved by the California DMV, Ford will test a new Ford Fusion on California roads, allowing testers to observe how the autonomous Fusion will react to the different environment and different traffic laws, like motorcycles that can legally split lanes.

Silicon Valley is the perfect place for autonomous testing thanks to the abundance of tech knowledge in the area. Ford hopes to develop lasting partnerships with the local companies like Google, Uber, and Baidu, all of which are testing autonomous vehicles around the country. Ford will also draw on its existing partnership with the University of California Berkeley and other local colleges.

If you can’t wait for an autonomous vehicle, you might want to try a used car from Mama’s Used Cars! We’re located in Charleston, South Carolina, and we’re waiting for you to visit!

Who’s Got a 1970 Shelby GT350? Mama’s Got a 1970 Shelby GT350!

1970 Shelby GT350

This rare 1970 Shelby GT350 could be yours!

Last year at an RM Auctions event in Monterey, California, the very last Shelby GT350 ever made (serial number-wise) sold at auction for $189,750.  For those of you who might not know, the 1970 Shelby GT350 was and is an absolute monster driven by a Windsor 351 cubic-inch V8 that doled out a beastly 290 horsepower.  That’s enough power to make that souped-up hoopty your neighbor calls a sports car weep in the corner alone.  Sure, it’s powerful and legendary, and the ’70 Shelby GT350 that sold at auction was definitely what you might call “cherry,” but why did it command a six-figure price?  It may have been because that particular model came in a rare Grabber Yellow hue, or perhaps because it was the last one out of the gate.  Maybe it’s got a lot to do with the fact that there were only 789 1970 Mustang Shelbys (GT500 and GT350 combined) ever made, and to find one in such good shape is certainly a momentous occasion.

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Best Used Cars for College Students

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If you have a college-bound child, you probably have mixed emotions about sending them off. You are, undoubtedly, feeling pangs of sadness as you drop them off at their new dorm. This sadness is surely mixed with excitement and maybe nostalgia if you went away to college yourself. You want to make sure they start their college career on the right foot and having a car to drive is a great way to do this. Continue reading

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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Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Family Cars of 2013

2013 Nissan Pathfinder

2013 Nissan Pathfinder

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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