When it comes to buying a used car, some models stand the test of time much better than others do. Although many of the vehicles of the past are still on the road today, there are a few Ford vehicles that stand out and are great choices for buying used. Here are five of those vehicles.
Small Cars Pick: The 2013 Ford Focus
The 2013 Ford Focus isn’t the fastest car on the road, but for the price, it delivers plenty of speed for most types of driving. The Focus comes with both a five speed standard transmission and a six speed automatic and the Focus has maneuverability going for it as well. The base model’s 4-cylinder engine can be pushed to much higher limits with the Focus ST, which has a turbocharged engine and the standard transmission. The Focus gets an EPA estimated 27 MPG in town and 38 on the highway.
Best Used Hatchback: The 2012 Ford Fiesta
The 2012 Ford Fiesta has a 4-cylinder engine just like the Focus, but it comes with a manual transmission as standard equipment, giving it the power that you need in both the city and on the highway. The clutch is smooth and effortless, the Fiesta gets an estimated 29 MPG in town and 39 MPG on the highways, which is a really great number for this class of vehicle. Some of the others pros that drivers mention are the comfort in driving or riding in it, the luxury-esque interior and a great deal of cargo space.
Midsize Cars Winner: The 2010 Ford Fusion
The Ford Fusion was one of the 2010’s best vehicles overall when it comes to midsize cars. It gained points from drivers thanks to top safety ratings and reliability, and even those who were familiar with the Fusion were impressed with the number of upgrades that it got in 2010. The 2010 Fusion came in a 2.5 liters 4-cylinder, a 2.0 liter V-6 and a 3.5 liter V-6 engine, and was available with a six speed transmission in both Auto and Manual. 22/31 was the EPA estimated fuel economy for this vehicle.
Ford Large Vehicle Standout: The 2009 Ford Taurus
The 2009 Ford Taurus is simply one of the best cars in its class, either used or new. It has amazing safety ratings and is highly reliable and also offers a large interior. As if that wasn’t enough, the Taurus gets extremely good fuel economy as well. The 2009 model gave you all of this in a larger class vehicle, which was perfect for families, scoring high in crash tests, and with added stability control in 2009. The interior was well designed and the trunk was spacious.
Best Used Sports Car: The 2011 Ford Mustang
If you are looking for a used sports vehicle, you can’t go wrong with the 2011 Ford Mustang. With a 3.7 liter 6-cylinder engine that produces nearly 305 horsepower and a choice between a manual or automatic transmission, as well as upgrades on engine power up to 550 horsepower, the Ford Mustang is everything a sports car should be. As an added bonus, it is available as both coupe and a convertible soft top. It has massive power, easy handling and a comfortable ride. The Cons: some drivers thought the interior was lacking in style, but the comfort of the seating and the materials used more than made up for it.
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