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Which are the best used cars to buy in 2018?

Why buy a second-hand car? There are many reasons - for most people, however, the main attraction is that second-hand cars are much cheaper compared to brand new models. Even if only a few years old, the car will have already depreciated in value significantly compared to the actual level of wear and tear. Though you may be missing some of the most sought-after new features and technology that come with new cars, with a used car you'll pay less, insurance will be cheaper, and you can afford the hassle of any other new car fees and add-ons - what's not to love?

Small cars

If you're looking for a great used car that's on the smaller side, it's hard to look past the Toyota Corolla. A reliable family car with an excellent safety record and decent fuel efficiency, new Corollas are more popular than ever in Australia, and used models from the 10th Gen (manufactured 2006-'13) will be well-priced for those with a tight budget.

The Mazda 3, Hyundai i30, and VW Golf are some of the other popular options that make great, small used-car purchases.

Family sedans

Families looking for a used car that'll suit their needs perfectly will be hard pressed to pass up the deals you can find on a late-2000s or early-2010s Honda Accord. These spacious and roomy sedans may not be the most stylish option out there, but its fuel efficiency is top notch, as is the power of its engine and the smooth, responsive steering and acceleration that you get from an Accord.

If you're not so focused on space and fuel efficiency, and simply want a sedan that's as safe as possible, the Mazda 6 could be the right option for your family. Furthermore, if you can find one of these cars from 2012-'14 on sale for a decent price, you're probably looking at one of the best deals on a used car that's out there!


When it comes to SUVs, the Toyota Rav4 is one of your best options for a vehicle that'll be perfect both in and out of the city. As one of the smaller SUVs on the market, you'll be able to find these in used condition for relatively low prices, but don't worry too much about the size - they still have enough storage space to fit everything you'll need for that week away!

Looking at slightly more upmarket SUVs than this, you'll find the Hyundai ix35 and Mazda CX-5 - both larger SUVs optimised for moving people around the city.

If you're looking for a car dealer that has high-quality used cars in any of these models, make sure to take a look and find the dealerships we have in your area.