Spare Cars Make Great Buys
In a recent Scotty Kilmer YouTube channel video, Scotty makes a good case of why searching for used-car personal sellers looking to sell their “spare” car, can wind up turning into a great buy. In this example, he goes over a 2010 Honda Fit with 116,000 miles on it, purchased for $3,500.
In short---Scotty liked the car because:
• Its history made it a good candidate as a used car buy
• It is roomy enough for most needs
• It has an easy-to-work-on engine and other systems for the DIY owner/mechanic
• It is an economy car model with an engine known to run forever
• It is easy to park in the city
• It has no blind spots
• It has peppy acceleration for a 4-cylinder
• It was made in Japan
• The price was very reasonable for its condition
Here’s some added details in the video posted below that shows Scotty in one of his more mellow moments as he goes over the car and explains why he thinks that the Honda Fit in this kind of condition are among the best used Japanese cars for the money.
Here's Why the Honda Fit is the Best Car for the Money
For additional articles on buying a used car, check out this one where a Mechanic Talks Candidly About the Best Used Car You Should Not Buy; and, how Consumer Reports Analysts Rate These Used Cars As The Best for Uber and Lyft Drivers.
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Timothy Boyer is an automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily news and topics related to ICE and EV cars and trucks.