How CPO Programs Work

Bloomberg / Getty Images Certified pre-owned (CPO) cars have become a very important option for buyers looking for a trustworthy, high-quality vehicle at a lower cost than a new car. CPO cars differ in many ways from the general pool of used cars for sale by private owners. Cars don’t depreciate the same amount each

Used Honda Civics

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Honda Civic sedans and hatchbacks, which recently underwent a full redesign, have long been some of the best-selling affordable compact cars on the market. While the Honda Civic is a great new-car option, it’s also a budget-friendly choice for a used car, according to our used vehicle ranking system. U.S.

Avoiding Flood-Damaged Used Cars

MLADEN ANTONOV/Getty Images Following recent historic Louisiana floods, and a year that has brought massive rainstorms to other parts of the country, buyers of used cars should be on the lookout for another potential financial disaster: The arrival of flooded cars to the market. Beyond the summer’s monsoons, the problem of flood-damaged vehicles comes up

Lexus CPO Buying Guide

Chesnot/Getty Images Can’t afford to buy a new vehicle but still want the luxury Lexus offers? You may want to consider a Lexus certified preowned vehicle. These used SUVs and cars come with the brand’s stamp of approval after close inspection, and purchasing includes a warranty, which you don’t usually find when you purchase a

Best Used BMWs

2009 BMW X3 (BMW of North America, LLC) If you aspire to a sports or luxury car from BMW, but want to avoid the steep cost of a new model, there’s another way to put the Bayerische Motoren Werke badge in your garage. Buying a used BMW can save you thousands, or tens of thousands,

Best Used Hyundais

MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images Hyundai has long been a symbol of value in the automotive marketplace. From hatchbacks to small crossovers to full luxury cars, the Korean automaker delivers a lot for what you’re paying. With strong reliability, consistently good safety scores, or a long list of standard features, a used Hyundai is a well-engineered vehicle