Best Cars To Buy With Bad Credit
Having bad credit and no credit can be a very expensive proposition. Interest rates are higher and you most likely have both bills and bad debt to pay. This means that money can be extremely tight. If you have bad credit it doesn’t make you a bad person. Sometimes bad credit happens to good people but there is light at the end of the tunnel. When you have credit problems it’s best to keep all of your expenses as low as possible.
This means you should target cars that get good gas mileage, are low maintenance, are cheap to fix and are extremely reliable. You want as little cost as possible as you rebuild your credit profile. Once you establish a good credit score and pay down your bills you’ll get lower interest rates and save money over the long run. This means you may have to drive something for a while that you may not like. You want an economy car that takes you from point A to point B. Sure it isn’t a Lexus or Lamborghini but it will get the job done while you get back on your feet.
Ford Escort: A Ford Escort is a compact car that was rolled out in 1981. It was the next evolutionary step in the Ford Pinto. It was one of the best selling cars in the 1980’s where it established it’s legendary reliability and low maintenance cost. The Ford Escort has always gotten great gas mileage well before going green was the cool thing to do. The 2001 Ford Escort gets 26 city and 35 highway and those numbers stay consistent across all years and models. The Ford Escort is a great car to drive while you rebuild your credit history and also a good starter car with someone with no credit established such as a teenager.
Toyota Corolla: The Toyota Corolla came out in the swinging 60’s, 1966 to be exact. By 1974 it is one of the best selling cars in the world and has stayed that way ever since. The reliability of a Corolla is almost unheard of and Toyota has sold 40 million of them since it first came out. It has gone through several redesigns and somehow stills appeals to just about everyone and their mothers. The Corolla gets 30 mpg city and 42 mpg highway. Word of mouth support is the biggest driving factor in sales and rabid Toyota supporters are no doubt a big part of why Corolla has sold so many cars.
Toyota Camry: The Camry came out in 1982. It came out as a compact sized car but has now grown into more of a mid-size. It is considered a world car next to the Toyota Corolla and also has incredibly high sales in every major continent. The Camry gets between 25-35 mpg and is also known for its legendary reliability. You can find a solid Camry from the late 90’s that will last you for several years before you have any type of major issues.
Toyota 4Runner: What a surprise another Toyota on here. It began in the year 1984 as the Toyota Hilux Surf. It was originally a compact SUV and nothing more than a Toyota pickup truck with a shell over the bed. It has gone through several redesigns over time. Mid 90’s Toyota 4 Runners are much sought after and hard to find. You can often find them going strong well into the mid to late 200,000 mile range with no significant problems to speak of.
Saturn series: The Saturn brand has since been discontinued but it is still looked upon as a cheap reliable alternative to many other automakers. It was created in 1985 as part of General Motors attempt to compete with Japanese automobile imports as they were raking in the dough in the 1980’s. Everything at the Saturn plant was created new and completely separate from any other GM. GM wanted the Saturn brand to have its very own identity and reputation. It is a basic car with out any bells or whistles but it has good gas mileage and because it is a GM car cheap to fix. The L-series is one you should target the most.
Nissan Pathfinder: Before SUV’s became really popular most people shied away because they weren’t as comfortable driving them. They felt clunky and most soccer moms elected to go with a mini van for fear of driving a big SUV. Nissan Pathfinder slowly changed that stigma and gave people the option of having an SUV with all the perks without the clunky SUV feel. They are also extremely reliable and you can still find plenty of them all over the road.