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If you’re looking for a robust used car with a budget of $20,000 but has yet to define any particular wants or perks you’re looking for, this article should help to get your mind rolling a bit.

1. Chevrolet Cruze

Nowadays, you can easily find a late first-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze LT going for around $15,000. This year of first-generation Cruze is actually known as the Cruze Limited. While it may date all the way back to 2011, there are redeeming features to be found here: availability and affordability.

The LT trim is the mid-range offering, motivated by a 1.4-litre turbocharged inline-4 putting out 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. While a 6-speed manual was standard, the optional 6-speed automatic will be more prevalent on the market. This powertrain is modest but offers adequate performance paired with solid fuel economy.

You would at least want an LT trim model though, otherwise, it may feel [...]

Unless you live in a place where public transportation is effective and convenient, you still need a car. Most millennials want something trouble free, but interesting to own and drive. There are definitely used cars out there which are intriguing and priced justifiably for young people looking to buy their first car.

Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet’s recently introduced compact car, the Chevrolet Cruze, can be a good choice to someone looking for a handsome looking small used car. There are two generations available, with 2016-2017 models starting at around $15,000. The 2014 facelifted model offers a sharper, smarter face, and also a new diesel engine. A 2014-2015 used Chevy Cruze LT with the Technology pack would be what you want though. It’s available at a good price point with Chevrolet’s 1.4-litre turbocharged Ecotec which offers respectable performance with good economic figures. The Cruze has been particularly praised for its poised handling too, with an interesting interior [...]

Finally, you’re settling down, and have a family of your own. You begin to bear the responsibility of supporting your children. Now you need a vehicle that can move the little ones around Kitchener-Waterloo, and maybe their friends sometimes, without forsaking practicality. The answer? MPVs, or minivans. A decade or two ago, these were dreary, but now, for under $20,000, you can easily find an exemplary used minivan that won’t constantly leave you yearning for sedans or coupes.


Dodge Grand Caravan

As the name aptly indicates, the Dodge Grand Caravan is Dodge’s (or Chrysler’s) interpretation of a luxurious used minivan. Basic 2014 SE Grand Caravans can be found for $15,000 while stretching it to $20,000 can net you a 2016 SXT Grand Caravan. Both will be 5th-generation models with little differences barring equipment.

Still sporting Dodge’s iconic ‘crosshair’ grille, the Grand Caravan dons a tastefully understated, if uninspiring [...]

If you’re looking for a used compact car in Kitchener, Waterloo or Cambridge, you may have already researched the Chevrolet Cruze. The latest Chevrolet Cruze generation is still quite fresh, the older generation, even if barely used, can be bought with a nice discount. As the Cruze is quite well-acclaimed, it is a great option for intrigued used compact car buyers in Canada. Throughout the first iteration, the Cruze received a few facelifts, but most are styling refresh, so the car remained largely identical throughout its life. Midlife 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTs can be found for around $9,000, while the last of the first-generation batch (2016 used Cruze models) in LT trim should command around $15,000. The Chevrolet Cruze had been commended for its handsome, dynamic styling direction that’ll still blend in well among the crowd of the best used compact cars in Canada. Open the door, and you’ll find a similar design language to [...]
If you’re a first-time driver in Canada or a newcomer, and you’re looking for a car as a means of transportation, it can be a daunting ordeal. People assume that the automotive landscape is similar to the States, and while that is true to a certain extent, Canada possesses a rather unique, distinguished market itself. However, a car is nevertheless imperative to travel around Canada. An affordable, reliable car first car will serve you well down the line, and here’s a list of cars that fit the criteria and also shifts quickly on our lot. 1. Ford Focus A classic household favorite, the Ford Focus is an icon. It’s hard to go wrong with one regardless of which part of Ontario you’re living in. It abides by the quintessential aspects for a compact that appeals to the masses while incorporating Ford’s own vast know-how in car-making to produce consistently praiseworthy results. Certainly, there have been [...]

Say, you live in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region and want a practical and sensible mid-sized crossover SUV; but you don’t want something too commonplace. Something that looks smart, and domestic but without an excessively giant and fuel devouring engine. We have an answer for you, and that comes in the form of a Dodge, specifically, the Dodge Journey.

While you may diss the Journey since its initial inception due to its poor receptions. It was marred by countless flaws that really spoiled the car, and some just deemed it too unimportant and forgot about it. However, with its 2011 model year facelift, Dodge actually turned the Journey into a very capable mid-sized crossover SUV in Canada, and an underappreciated one at that.


Why should you consider a used Dodge Journey?

1. Looks

The looks are tastefully simple and modern, but the front of the car retains an overall more brutish aesthetics, quite American. There are [...]

The Ford Fusion is one of the best performing mid-sized 4-door sedans in terms of sales figure nowadays. For good reason too, because a used Ford Fusion represents itself as an excellent value proposition, offering a genuinely upmarket experience at a palatable price point for most intrigued buyers. And as it’s beginning to mature in its current generation, you can find deals on used latest-generation Fusions. The Ford Fusion is in its second-iteration starting from the 2013 model year. You’ll generally want to stick with 2014 models with the SE trim and above. 2014 used Ford Fusion SEs can be found for around $15,500, but pre-owned 2017 Ford Fusions received a handy facelift, with SE models priced at around $20,000. Earlier models actually received recalls that you should ensure have been carried out accordingly. Most will find themselves gravitating towards the Ford Fusion for its exterior aesthetics. It’s suave, muscular, sleek and very executive, so [...]

As of late, the whole Ontario market for crossovers has really blown up. That said, the style of a sedan can still be incredibly alluring to those who prefer something with a trunk instead. And if you want something affordable, good-looking, reliable and solid, but not too common like a Camry or an Accord, what about the fifth generation used Nissan Altima? Before you let out an audible sigh, a pre-owned Nissan Altima is actually a pretty well-regarded vehicle. It was particularly noted for offering a sensible mid-sized sedan that offers four doors practicality and comfort with the sportiness that many yearn for. With the prices of even mildly used Altimas going down, it seems like a very good time to capitalize on that.We think that the Nissan Altima went just far enough with its styling. It’s not too over-designed, like multiple recent cars coming out of Japan lately, but still features that dash of [...]

Looking for a compact sedan in Kitchener-Waterloo? There are certainly a whole host of options out there, but for Garston Motors, one model, in particular, has been a quick mover. Cue the Nissan Sentra, undoubtedly a name familiar with many, as the Sentra moniker has been in the lineup for decades by now. However, we reckon that it’s not talked about quite enough, and often gets overshadowed by models from other Japanese manufacturers.

Right now, with the 7th generation Sentra starting to mature and dropping in price, it’s also the optimum time to go for one as Nissan likes to stick with a generation for a long time. In fact, around $15,000 will get you a tidy 2016 post-face-lift example in its mid-range SV trim. But if you want a more premium experience, looking at a previous face-lift SL trim isn’t a bad way to go about it as the 2016 face-lift was mostly about [...]