Used 7 Passenger Vehicles

Top Used 7 Passenger Vehicles For 2008-2011

If you have a large family there is a good chance that once the monthly bills are paid thee is not a lot left over for a car payment. You need a large vehicle to transport all those kids, but you do not want to get tied down with a large payment on a new car. This is a perfect scenario for you to consider used 7 passenger vehicles which are significantly less expensive than their brand new counterparts.

We all know how much a car depreciates in value during the first 3-5 years and yet cars in this age range can still be in very good shape, both visually and mechanically. Why pay new car prices when you can get a significant discount buying a slightly used 7 passenger vehicle that serves the same function? With a large selection of used 7 passenger vehicles to choose from you won’t even be hampered trying to find the make and model you desire.

The Best 2008 to 2011 Used 7 Passenger Vehicles

Toyota Highlander

Used 7 Passenger Vehicles - Toyota Highlander

The Highlander is one of the top picks for used SUV’s in the past few years. It offers plenty of roominess, reliability and comfort for your family. Toyota is well known for the quality of its cars and trucks and the Highlander is no exception to this rule. This large 7 passenger vehicle will give you plenty of cargo space in addition to the room you need to transport your family. The only downside for some is the boxy exterior styling that makes it look like an older model SUV rather than one of the sporty new crossover type vehicles. If that does not concern you then you should be well pleased with any of the model years since 2008.

Hyundai Veracruz

Used 7 Passenger Vehicles - Hyundai Veracruz

Hyundai started out as a huge underdog Korean manufacturer promoting its inexpensive line of cars in the 1990s and has since grown to be the fourth largest automobile manufacturer in the world. They accomplished this through inexpensive pricing and high quality autos and the Veracruz is the legacy of this history. Considering the low price point, the Hyundai Veracruz has impeccable safety features and can compete with many used 7 passenger vehicles twice its price. It also has the most interior room of any car in its class. If you are looking for a used Hyundai Veracruz from the past few years you will also benefit by getting not just the car, but also the remainder of the warranty. This is a generous 5-year/60,000-mile manufacturer’s warranty and also a 10-year/100,000-mile power train warranty.

Mazda CX9

Used 7 Passenger Vehicles - Mazda CX9

Many consumers love the CX9 for its sporty looks and styling, but the strength of this crossover SUV is in its reliability. JD Powers and Associates gives the Mazda CX9 a score of 9 stars out of 10 in reliability. This could be a good thing too since Mazda only offers a 3 year warranty which will be expired on any of the 2008 and 2009 cars you might be considering.

Before buying any of the used 7 passenger vehicles you should follow these three tips:

- Check the car’s history. With the used car database available you can find out the past accident and repair history of any car using just the VIN. Save yourself potential stress and expense by doing so before you buy.

- Research various makes and models. Get information about the safety, dependability, repair costs and gas mileage of any potential purchase at the least. Keep in mind that the same model car in a different production year can have different specs and features so if you are looking at a 2009 model do not use data for the 2008 or 2010 model.

- Know the car’s value and negotiate. You can easily get national averages from Kelley Blue Book, but don’t stop there. Used car pricing can vary by region and state and is affected by supply and demand for specific models and years. Negotiate and you may get an even better deal than you hoped to get.

By limiting yourself to the best used 7 passenger vehicles, doing your research and negotiating on price you can end up with a car that will suit your family’s needs for many years to come and at a price that won’t destroy your budget. There are many variables involved in searching for a used car, but by eliminating some models and simplifying your search you can demystify the used car buying process.

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Image Source 2008 Toyota Highlander By IFCAR (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Image Source 2008 Hyundai Veracruz By IFCAR (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Image Source Mazda CX-9 By IFCAR (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons