Of course, even for the used cars we recommend, there can be outliers; maybe a former owner didn’t care much for car maintenance, or there was a problem at the factory the week the car rolled off the line. Before you buy, make sure to pay for a thorough inspection by a certified mechanic so that there are no surprises down the road.
Some of these models also have our new Green Choice designation, which highlights the vehicles with the cleanest emissions. You can read more about Green Choice here.
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