Among the many Top 10 lists Edmunds.com included in its first quarterly Used Car Market Report, the website highlighted the leading used models purchased at franchised dealerships as well as the most-researched units at its website during Q1.
So which used model was scooped up most by purchasers at franchised stores? It was the Honda Accord.
Edmunds.com listed the Top 10 used-vehicle purchases as follows:
“The Top 10 most researched vehicles are typically dominated by economical vehicles. Trucks usually make both lists of their utility,” Edmunds.com analysts said. “The Civic moved up one spot on the purchased list, commensurate with its increased research by consumers.”
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In the Buffalo area, heated seats are great. What I did'nt realize was that heated seats have been available in cars since the 1960's, but remain an optional creature comfort for most models.
What may change their status from optional to standard is the introduction of cooled or ventilated seats in cars. For now, heated and cooled seats are part of option packages. For example, in the Buick LaCrosse, they are part of a $1,300 option package with leather seats and other upgrades.
Heating and cooling functions are typically paired. In the summer you will not need heated seats but may well appreciate the cooling effects of ventilated seats when hotter temperatures prevail.
Starting at $16,230. Nicely equipped $18,230
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway
One of the best-selling cars in the world, the Toyota Corolla has been delivering durability and smiles for 40 years. Consumer Reports rates the LE's reliability as "very good." Ideal for zipping around town, it is comfortable and quiet. Its 132 horsepower comes from a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine and is funneled through a four-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels.
Among its standard features are full power accessories, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning, trip computer, six air bags, and a six-speaker audio system with CD player and auxiliary input jack.
Fuel Economy: 27mpg city/38 mpg highway
Reliability of the Altima 2.5S sedan is rated as "very good" by Consumer Reports. Its 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine uses a CVT, or continuously variable automatic transmission, to hustle power to the front wheels. Delivering a comfortable ride and decent handling, the tuning of the four-wheel independent suspension is an acceptable compromise.
A roomy people-hauler, its standard equipment list includes full power accessories, cruise control, air conditioning, a trip computer, remote keyless entry, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player and an auxiliary input jack.
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway
A four-speed automatic transmission ushers production from the 142-horsepower, 2-liter, four-cylinder engine to the front wheels of the Kia Soul !. Nimble and athletic, this fun car has a sport-tuned suspension and tackles corners with unshakable determination. Consumer Reports grades its reliability as "good."
In addition to six air bags, standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, trip computer, full power accessories, remote keyless entry, cruise control, storage cubbies galore and eight speakers as well as three months of satellite radio and a USB port.
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6
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Originally designed for use in a military context, Mercedes-Benz have announced they will be implementing a 6x6 all-wheel drive to their high-performance AMG G-class line - making it the company's second most expensive model behind the SLS electric.
Despite weighing almost 4000kg, and being equipped with standard 37 inch wheels, the AMG G63 SUV is fitted with a twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8, boasting 536 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque bringing it from 0-100 km/h (62mph) in just over 6 seconds. a 7-speed automatic gear-box and five locking differentials give full ride control - where compressor tanks for its tire inflation system give the vehicle the ability to travel in any conditions, regardless of the terrain. unlike military cockpits, the G63 is adorned intypical AMG fashion - with full alcalantra leather interiors, heavily contoured sport seats and a spacious rear passenger cabin.
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Base Price: $31,660
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway
Relative to its retail price, insurance is a bargain. With its 2.4L ECOTEC Direct Injection 4-cylinder engine with eAssist technology, driver-shiftable automatic transmission, the LaCrosse is a fun car that delivers peppy acceleration.
Consumer Reports rates its reliability as "good." and an overall rating of 92. Well-equipped, it features six air bags, full power accessories, dual-zone climate control and a seven-speaker audio system with CD player.
Accommodating five adults in comfort, it is a full-size sedan that may not handle like a sports car, but delivers top-notch road manners and ample control.