DETROIT (WWJ) – Looking for a reliable late-model used car? Consumer Reports magazine’s advice: buy Japanese.
If a new car is not in your budget Consumer Reports says Japanese vehicles are the most trouble-free in each of nine categories, including best used small car, best used luxury car and best used pickup, WWJ Newsradio 950’s Paul Snider reports.READ MORE: Protesters Call For Huron River Polluters To Pay Up
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The best used small car is the Honda Fit; family car, Toyota Prius, luxury car, Acura RL, and the best used pickup, according to Consumer Reports, is the Honda Ridgeline.