Buying a used car doesn’t mean settling for a lower quality car or a lower safety rating; in fact, we’ve made a whole list of the best used cars to keep your eye on next year.
At Tony Lahood Motors, we love finding the best used cars for your needs, ensuring that our customers across Sydney have access to a range of top quality used cars across a number of makes and models.
When determining the best used cars on the market, we consider criteria such as safety, cost to run and retained value.
These cars are at least six years old with 4-5 star ANCAP safety ratings and more features than you would think.
The Mazda 3 hatchback is a popular choice due to its stylish exterior, reliability, great fuel efficiency and surprisingly spacious interior.
For those concerned with safety the 2013 Mazda 3 Hatch also features a 5-star ANCAP safety rating – the highest safety rating available!
To prove Mazda’s dominance in the small car arena, Canstar Blue’s 2019 small car review saw Mazda come out on top for overall customer satisfaction, replacing previous favourite brand Suzuki.
Another car with the 5-star ANCAP safety rating, the 2013 Holden Commodore SV6 was rated a 9/10 by caradvice.com.au for its performance, cabin space and comfort, technology and connectivity & price and features.
The car seamlessly blends the large car design with a sporty, yet comfortable feel, featuring dual zone climate control, MyLink touch screen with USB, aux and Bluetooth connectivity options, park assist and tonnes of storage.
As far as smaller SUVs go, the Hyundai ix35 has been described as the perfect family car thanks to its reliability, fuel efficiency and 5-star ANCAP safety rating.
Little extras such as keyless entry and drive, reversing camera, auto climate control with dual temperature zones and mobile phone connectivity makes the Hyundai ix35 one of the best used cars on the market.
A practical SUV for those who love a little extra room, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 is a great mid sized SUV that blends performance, comfort and technology in a stylish exterior. If you’re a fan of technology, you’ll love that the car can read out your text messages to you as you drive.
If required, the rear seats fold completely flat and the car also meets the highest 5-star safety rating standard, featuring Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Traction Control System (TCS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Emergency Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Hill Launch Assist (HLA) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS).
The Land Rover Discovery is our top pick thanks to its ability to seamlessly move between on-road and off-road capabilities. With a twin-turbo V6 diesel engine, spacious interior, generous towing capacity and 5-star safety rating, you can’t go past the Land Rover for your next off-road adventure vehicle.
As a car that is now six years old, it has retained over half its initial value; a new Land Rover Discovery TDV6 would have set you back $68,500 in 2013 and it’s now valued at around $37,000.
Whether you are looking for an affordable car for commuting to work, going on road trips or just getting your family from A to B, a used car is a great option. Plus, an affordable used car doesn’t need to be 10 or 20 years old either, there are a number of newer used cars with the must-have car tech available.
And the best part is, we do all the hard work for you, all you need to do is see the range for yourself.
What are you waiting for? Pick up the phone or drop into Tony Lahood Motors to check out our best used cars on the market with a free three year warranty!