YONKERS, N.Y. – Consumer Reports (CR) 2007 April auto issue features the lists of the best and worst used vehicles for 10 model years, 1997 through 2006.
Reliable vehicles and vehicles to avoid include all models that showed above- or below-average overall reliability in CR’s 2006 Annual Car Reliability Survey, which drew responses on about 1.3 million vehicles. According to CR, improved reliability has made used cars more appealing and insurance rates tend to be less expensive.
The Reliable vehicles list is categorized by price and features vehicles available from less than $4,000 to $30,000 and up. For consumers on a budget, CR found 10 cars for less than $4,000.
CR Good Bets, derived from the Reliable vehicles list, features vehicles that have performed well in CR’s road tests and have had several years of better-than-average reliability according to survey respondents.The following models have performed well in Consumer Reports road tests and have had several years of better-than-average reliability, according to CR survey respondents.