Recession is very influential and millions of
Americans suffer the consequences in the form of lost wages. In times like
these, it’s a good idea to tighten the purse strings a bit and to be
conservative financially. When the time comes to purchase a new car, you have
the choice of getting a new or a used one.
Today’s used cars undergo thorough multiple-point inspection tests and
are reconditioned to “like-new” conditions. They often come with
extended warranties in case there are repairs needed later on. Here are our
three top picks for the best-used cars to drive in a recession.
Top Choice In The Used Car
The First Car On Our List Is
The Compact Yet Sporty
Despite its low cost, this vehicle offers an interior
that is one of the best in its class along with handling that will please even
the pickiest, automotive enthusiasts.
There are two engine options; 2.0-liter engine and 2.3-liter engine. 2.0
liters is the best if you want to save money when you get gasoline, but the 2.3-liter
engine offers a higher level of performance. Even though it’s labeled as an
economy car, the interior is on the upscale side and made out of top
materials. We pick the Mazda3 as a top
choice in the used car market due to its affordability and upscale accents.
Next on our list a practical
Perfect for families or anyone who needs a comfortable
ride with plenty of passenger space. The
Explorer resembles a truck and it looks rather aggressive due to its prominent
grille and square headlights. Under the hood is a 4.0 Liter 8 Cylinder engine
with 292 hp and 315 lb-feet of torque.
The gas mileage for V8 is 20 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the freeway.
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Choosing a mechanic can be stressful because you want
to make sure you choose someone who will give you a good job at an honest
price. A trusted car mechanic is an asset, but how do you know if you really
can trust your mechanic? Here are 10 things to look for in a compilation that
matches the mechanics you want (and the business that you repeat).
A trusted car mechanic must have an Auto Service
Excellence (ASE) accreditation, and may also have a manufacturer-specific
accreditation. Look for certificates and logos for accreditation of mechanical
One sign of a car mechanic that you can trust is
friends and family. Other sources that you can check to get recommendations
from the local Chamber of Commerce or the Better Business Bureau.
3: Written Estimation
Mechanics that are free for you. If the mechanic you
choose doesn’t need or want to charge you for the estimate, they are more
likely to try and pay your bill, compile them actually make your car.
4: Do the Work Required
A trusted auto mechanic can only do the work for your
car that is needed, and even then will start with you before doing anything
more than the job you have requested. Beware of mechanics who do additional
work without asking you beforehand.
A good mechanic will explain what is supportive and
try to make sure you understand. Ask questions if you need to; Your mechanic
must answer it to make sure you do before completing the work required by your
You don’t want to pay too much for the work done on
your car, but at the same time you want to make sure the work is done right.
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