Archive for 2020

SHO-down: 2 Generations of Ford’s Super Sleeper, the Taurus SHO

For October 10, 2020, our used car find is not one but two great-looking examples of Ford’s famous sleeper sedan, the Taurus SHO. One is a first-generation 1989 model year with a 5-speed manual transmission and 46k miles. The other comes from the second generation (1993) and features an automatic gearbox and just 41k miles.

Here’s what makes these cars special.

1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL with 52k Miles

For October 4, 2020, our used car find is this well-preserved 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL with just 52k miles and two Pacific Northwest owners from new. It’s listed for sale on Autotrader by a private seller in the Seattle area for $7500.

Here’s what makes this one special.

Final-year E90 BMW 335i with 6-speed Manual

For September 25, 2020, our used car find is this final-year E90 generation BMW 335i sedan with 69k miles and a 6-speed manual gearbox. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in the Portland area for $14,000.

Here’s what makes this one special.

Clean and Collectable: 2008 Volkswagen Golf R32

For October 14, 2020, our used car find is this unusually clean and original example of VW’s uber refined hot hatch, the Mk5 generation R32. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for $16,000.

Here’s what makes this one special.

2001 Acura 3.2CL Type-S with 46k Miles

For October 2, 2020, our used car find is this pristine 2001 Acura 3.2CL Type-S with just 46k miles. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in the Los Angeles area for $7500.

Here’s what makes this one special.

The 6 Best Used SUVs for Less than $20,000

The popularity of used crossovers and SUVs is gaining steam. They’re not just the choice of families anymore. Young Americans are buying them in record numbers, too. Small crossovers are now extremely popular, while sales of midsize SUVs and those with three-rows of seating continue to climb.

To help you find the best used SUV for less than $20,000, we’ve created this list of six models. According to the data, these SUVs offer above-average reliability, and they’ve received exceptional safety ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). They’re also fun to drive and fuel-efficient. Our list includes two compacts, a larger five-passenger model, and three with seating for seven, so there’s something here for everyone.

The 7 Best Used Luxury Cars for Less than $25,000

A great used luxury car for less than $25,000 may sound like a fantasy, but they’re as real as rain. You just need to know what cars to shop.

Luxury cars are notorious for shedding value, which makes them great used car buys, and there are millions of nearly new, fun-to-drive, leather-lined sedans and coupes out there from BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, and other luxury brands just waiting for their next owners.

1994 Honda Civic EX Coupe with 5-Speed Manual

For October 6, 2020, our used car find is this time-capsule 1994 Honda Civic EX coupe which looks like new inside and out despite 117k miles on the odometer. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in the Portland area for $8750.

Here’s what makes this one special.

Small Car, Big Engine: 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

For October 1, 2020, our used car find is this nicely-kept 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG roadster with 93k miles and a potent 355 hp V8 engine under the hood. It’s listed for sale on craigslist by a private seller in the Tampa area for $14,500.

Here’s what makes this one special.