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The best used car that (almost) no one knows

The best used car that (almost) no one knows

Used car under-the-radar finds

Lately we’ve taken note of some under-the-radar finds that used car buyers miss only because they focus on the more popular used car models that are historically reliable and relatively easy to repair. Which is fine. However, there are other options to consider that are reliable and cheaper.

Related Article: Consumer Reports Best Used Older Cars Under $10,000 You Can Buy Now

Today we have another under-the-radar find: a Honda model that isn’t quite a sedan or an SUV, but somewhere in between was hard to classify and sometimes questioned whether it was a “Jack or all trades and the “master of none” mistake Honda doesn’t make anymore — we’re talking about the Honda Accord Crosstour, which was recently reviewed at the Scotty Kilmer Youtube Channel.

To find out why Scotty chose this offbeat model as a “the best car nobody knows”, he says he recommends, here’s the video that gives his helpful take on why you should buy one if you ever get the chance . And if you do find one, Scotty also recommends a scan tool you can buy for just over $100 that will help you assess what problems the model might have while purchasing your used car.

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Is the Crosstour something for you?

Admittedly, the Crosstour is not for everyone, which is why it has remained a hidden find until now. It’s not pretty. It has a hatchback, which many car owners do not like. And the rear window view is one of the worst you’ll find in a car.

However, the Crossover’s usefulness… today…is not in its aesthetics and features, but in its reliability and practicality as a decent used car find to help car buyers overcome this quagmire of car shortage we find ourselves in with Excessively High Prices for Used Cars.

That said, to help you decide if the Crosstour is the used car for you, here’s a previous review of the Crosstour by Consumer Reports analysts who take you on a test drive to discover what to expect when you drive it.

Related torque news review: 2012 Honda Crosstour with four-cylinder engine, lower price revealed

Honda Accord Crosstour 2010-2012 road test

And finally…

For additional articles on buying used cars, here are two titled “Car Lawyer Explains Myths, Scams, and Risks of Buying a Used Car” and “The Best Used Car Deals That Mechanics Recommend Against Buying” that can help you with your search for used cars.

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Timothy Boyer is a car reporter for Torque News, based in Cincinnati. He has experience with early car restorations and regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for better performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily news about new and used vehicles.

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