Three Awesome Used Cars That Nobody Seems to Buy

February 24th, 2016 by

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The possibilities seem practically endless when you’re shopping for a used car. It can be tough to determine which particular model you want to pursue, and there’s no clear guide to properly choosing the ideal vehicle.

One strategy is pursuing a nameplate that generally isn’t as popular on the used market. Due to the lack of sales, you may be able to find some excellent deals on these vehicles. Furthermore, just because they haven’t sold well, you shouldn’t be fooled into thinking the vehicle’s aren’t capable. Before you head out to an Albany used car dealership, see several awesome used cars that nobody seems to be buying…

Ford Flex

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Perhaps potential car buyers are thrown off by the SUV’s unorthodox design. The boxy style is certainly unprecedented, and some shoppers may inaccurately assume that the vehicle isn’t as capable as other rival options. Furthermore, the Flex is still less than a decade old, and customers may be unfamiliar with the nameplate (at least when compared to some of the brand’s other models). This was evident in the 2014 model, as only 23,822 units were sold.

This lack of popularity carried over to the used market, and that means you have a great opportunity to snag this vehicle for an excellent price. The 2014 model certainly offers as many capabilities as other SUVs, particularly when it comes to power. The base 3.5-liter V6 engine can deliver an impressive 287 horsepower and 254 pounds-feet of torque. You can expect even better specs from the EcoBoost V6.

If you decide to pursue a 2014 Flex, you should get quite the discount. A used model sells for between $20,000 and $30,000, which is quite a bargain when compared to the current price tag ($30,000 or higher).

Mazda 5

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One look at this mini-minivan may give you an indication as to why potential buyers previously ignored the Mazda 5 (whether fairly or unfairly). Minivans are generally being deemphasized in the automotive industry, and customers are opting for SUVs instead of the unflattering vehicles. Plus, since the Mazda 5 is a “mini-minivan,” that eliminates some of the supposed positive attributes (like cargo space) of acquiring that type of vehicle in the first place.

However, if you follow this logic, you’ll be doing yourself quite the disservice. Plenty of customers followed this misinformed sentiment, evident by the 11,613 units sold in 2014. The market generally underrated the impressive vehicle.

The van still offered adequate room, especially in regards to interior dimensions. Furthermore, the vehicle’s engine delivered specs that exceeded those produced from rival vehicles. For instance, the small 2.5-liter engine could still pump out 157 horsepower and 163 pounds-feet of torque! Of course, the vehicle is also affordable, costing less than $20,000 on the used market.

Porsche Cayman

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Sure, we understand why sales (3,417 units sold in 2014) were limited for the Cayman. Porsche’s products are significantly more expensive than other options, which prices them out of many customers’ budgets. However, the price drops dramatically on the used market, but buyers still avoid the vehicle.

Assuming you can afford the near $50,000 price tag that accompanies the vehicle (which is quite affordable considering the original price), you’ll be able to appreciate the impressive 2.7-liter six-cylinder or 3.4-liter six-cylinder which can produce between 275 and 325 horsepower.

 

Each of these vehicles offers their own specific capabilities and features, but one attribute is consistent: they’ve unfairly been ignored on the used market. Take advantage and pursue one of these three vehicles when you decide to shop for a used car!

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