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Used cars for every budget

Most reliable by price

Last updated: February 2014

As owners hold on to their vehicles longer, fewer late-model used cars are available for sale. The result: a limited supply and higher prices. But there are still a large number of good buys to be found.

These lists show 2003 through 2012 vehicles, in four price categories, that tested well when new and have had above- average reliability.

Try to buy the newest vehicle that your budget allows so that you can get the most up-to-date safety features. To help, we show the first year each model offered electronic stability control, a proven lifesaver, as a standard or optional feature.

See our used cars A-Z list for more details on vehicles from the past 10 model years.

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