Edmund’s has released its 2012 Used Car Best Bets – and Honda has captured the Compact SUV and Minivan categories. The 2005-2010 Honda CR-V and the Honda Odyssey made over the same years are promising used models.
Edmunds says that, “space-efficient, fuel-efficient and easy to drive and own, the Honda CR-V does almost everything well.” Because the small crossover starts at an affordable price point, it retains its value while still being affordable. Plenty of low-mileage used CR-Vs are on the market.
The Honda Odyssey has retained its value over the years, but its V6 engine (the most powerful in the segment) huge interior, hideaway third-row seat, top safety scores and solid reputation for quality and reliability make it worth the money. The 2005-2010 body styles are attractive, nimble, and convenient.
Looking at a used car can be the right decision for some buyers. And, used cars may be becoming cheaper.The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) reported in April that we could see the price of used cars decrease this summer, and they have recently confirmed that report. In fact, some models’ value could drop by $900 in only one month.