Once you finish high school or college, getting a car is a
great way to celebrate your success. It also serves a purpose when you get a
job and need a commuter vehicle. There are a number of great used cars for
recent grads, whether you’re looking for a status symbol or something that’s
According to CarFax, one of the top cars is a Honda Civic, particularly the 2016 model year. This sedan is truly practical, and it lasts. The Civic comes with a sensible design and affordable price tag, and the 2016 model year has a sharper look and added performance to give you more bang for your buck.
BMW 3 Series
For those taking a more luxurious route, consider the 2012
to 2016 BMW 3 Series. While the 3 Series costs a little more than other sedans,
it will show others that you’re successful thanks to the air of refinement that
surrounds this vehicle. The 3 Series also has superb handling, a sleek
exterior, and a name you can trust.
Eco-conscious graduates should get behind the wheel of the
2016 Toyota Prius. This model has a four-door hatchback look, so it looks like
your average sedan. However, under the hood is a truly innovative hybrid
powertrain, which has 56 highway mpg.* You will not only reduce your carbon
footprint in the Prius, but you’ll save at the pump in doing so.
Want to explore the outdoors now that you’re finished with
school? Start your adventure in a Subaru Outback. The 2015 to 2016 model years
give you the best value, offering high ground clearance, standard all-wheel
drive, and a reliable design that you can trust.
Ever wonder which cars on the market have the least check engine problems? A survey from CarMD.com composed that information so that consumers can shop wisely. This list will help you choose a car with less check engine problems.
If the check engine light comes in
on this crossover, it’s most likely recommending that you replace the mass air
This popular compact car comes in
both sedan and coupe. Its check engine light is usually on for the simplest
reason possible — as a reminder to tighten or replace the fuel cap.
The most common reason for the
check engine light in the Toyota Sienna is also to replace the fuel cap, which
makes this minivan a reliable option for families.
The Subaru Forester comes with
standard all-wheel drive, so it’s both adventure ready and reliable, since you
won’t be seeing much of the check engine light in this vehicle.
This reliable SUV won’t require
many check engine light related repairs. Its most common reason for displaying
the check engine light is a call to replace the O2 sensors.
If you see the check engine light
in this compact crossover, you probably just need to replace the EVAP vent
If you don’t like to deal with check engine lights or would rather not see one at all, the above are strong vehicle choices — and you can find other good used vehicles not on the list at E-Z Way Auto Sales!
If you’re a driver for a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft, you know how quickly you can rack up hours and miles in your vehicle. In fact, some ride-share drivers drive as much as 1,000 miles per week. With such driving tendencies, it’s important for your vehicle to be reliable, fuel-efficient, and safe. Here are the best used cars for Uber and Lyft drivers that check all the boxes.
Pick – Toyota Prius, model years 2014-present: The Toyota Prius is known
for its exceptional efficiency, which means you’ll be saving money on fuel as
you perform your job. The Prius also rates well in terms of reliability and has
a comfortable amount of space for passengers and cargo alike.
Pick – Kia Soul, model years 2016-present: The Kia Soul’s square edges and
box-like design make for a remarkably spacious interior, which is great for
passengers. The Soul is as affordable option that also offers various available
Pick – Honda CR-V, model years 2015-present: If you plan on driving during
snowy winter weather, choosing a reliable performer with all-wheel drive – like
the Honda CR-V – is your best option. The CR-V boasts top specs across the
board, offering great fuel efficiency, advanced safety features, and a
comfortable interior that you won’t mind spending long hours in.
At E-Z Way Auto Sales, we have a great selection of vehicles suitable for Uber and Lyft driving. Check them out today!
Buying a new car can be prohibitively expensive, and as new models keep getting more reliable year after year, buying used continues to be an excellent option. Still, you never quite know what you’re doing to get, and it pays off to know what to look for when buying a used car.
Check the exterior and interior. The condition of the car will play a large role in determining its value. Check for exterior repairs and inspect the interior upholstery. Don’t be deterred if the car has gotten into a minor fender bender, but expect trouble down the road if you find dirty or rusted parts.
Check the tires. How tires wear can tell you a lot about the condition of the car. Look for feathering on the tire surface, which is sign of poor alignment and can be caused by worn steering and suspension components.
Look under the hood. There are many things to look for there, but a few that should have top priority. Check that there is foam residue on the oil filler cap and no dark brown oil stains on the engine block. Either of these will lead to major repair bills in the future.
Test the features. If having functioning lights, air conditioning, music playback, parking sensors, and a backup camera all matter to you, test them. Having to fix one or two items may be acceptable, but the cost of fixing a host of minor issues really adds up.
Test drive it. Arguably the best way to know the condition of a car is to test drive it. Listen for unusual sounds, such as clunks when turning, and give the
One of the best ways to buy used is to shop at E-Z Way Auto Sales, whose business depends on selling only high-quality used cars. Test drive one today!
There is no single, set-in-stone way to go about the used car buying process, but most shoppers start with a whole lot of good-old fashioned online research. With the multitudes of online resources (some more reputable than others), finding the right vehicle information can be fraught with unnecessary challenges and stressors.
Avoid personal blogs and non-professional sites. A few reliable go-to sites are Edmunds.com, AutoTrader.com, and CarsDirect.com. These sites process the most up-to-date, insider information directly from the auto industry and present it to consumers in a clean, easy-to-read style.
Resist the Impulse to Be Impulsive
You might stumble upon what seems to be the perfect make and model at a sublime price, but don’t take the plunge right away. Bookmark the page with the vehicle information and do some more research on model’s history, its resale value, known mechanical issues, and seller information. Patience pays off, we promise!
Don’t Share Personal Information
If any seller – especially an independent or private seller – asks for your personal information (e.g. social security number, home address, date of birth, etc.), say NO. There is no need to share personal information until the point of sale.
If you still want to know more about how to research used cars online, give us a call! One of our helpful representatives is waiting to assist you.