If you are in the market for a car, but cannot or will not pay the exorbitant prices that come with purchasing a brand-new vehicle, there are several late model cars that offer low mileage along with modern safety and convenience features, as well as a much lower price.

What to Look for in Late Model Cars

The best place to begin looking for a late model car is Kelley Blue Book, especially if you know the make and model of the vehicle you want. This website will let you know the depreciated value of the type of car you are looking at so that you know around how much it is worth. Bear in mind, that the number represented is not set in stone. You have to take into account the condition of the car, its mileage, the features it contains, and your negotiating skills.

Top Late Model Cars

This distinction depends on what you are looking for. Scour the internet, and you will find many different suggestions when it comes to top late model cars. First, set a firm budget of what you can spend. Then, come up with several different types of cars you like be it SUV, small, family, etc. Next, write down the features you would like your “new” auto to have.

For example, according to US News, if you are looking for a mid-sized late model car under $15,000, you should be looking at a 2010 Ford Fusion or Fusion Hybrid. Both versions offer plenty of interior room, high safety ratings and a smooth performance. However, if you look up the same thing on Kelley Blue Book, the 2011 Honda Accord tops their list. However, there is no hybrid model, but you can choose a model that includes a navigation system and back-up camera. The throttle responds well to your right foot, it has plenty interior room, and has similar safety ratings to that of the Fusion.

Therefore, when looking at late model cars, your best bet is to do your research and then look and drive several different makes and models and choose the one that is in the best shape for the price being offered. Drive it and check the odometer and before you sign anything, find out about a warranty or other coverage so that you can have the car checked by an independent mechanic.

If you are in the market for a late model car and are in the El Paso area, be sure to check out the inventory available at Sport Auto Center. If they do not have what you are looking for in stock, they will find it for you.