The Car Connection's Best Used Car Finds For August 3, 2013

August 3, 2013

It's the weekend, and we know for some of you that means either it's time to shop for a vehicle or possibly help a friend or loved one as they look for a vehicle. Either way, The Car Connection is here to help.

We are the one-stop shop for all your vehicle shopping needs. From researching a a vehicle by reading our expert reviews, to locating that vehicle by sifting through our millions of used car listings, it won't take you long to find what you're looking for. And don't worry about sifting through those used car listings, as we have filters to help narrow the search in the snap of a finger.

We even have an iPhone and Android app to help you while you're on the go.

This week we've found some used family sedans, a crossover that will meet the needs of most families, and an SUV that will tow whatever you throw at it.

2004 Nissan Maxima used car

2004 Nissan Maxima used car

2004 Nissan Maxima

93,651 miles; $9,495

Roseville, California

The Nissan Maxima is billed as the four-door sports sedan, and while it may not live up to that marketing hype, it's a darn nice used car. With a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine and smooth CVT sending power to the front wheels, you don't have to worry when it comes time to merge onto the highway. This Maxima has less than 94,000 miles and features a leather interior. It even comes with a 3 yr/3,000 mile warranty. [See more used Nissan Maximas]

2009 Ford Edge used car

2009 Ford Edge used car

2009 Ford Edge

119,045 miles; $10,477

Longview, Texas

The ad states, "Put down the mouse because this 2009 Ford Edge SE is the SUV you've been searching for." You know what, if you've been looking for a family crossover, that statement might be true. The Edge is a great family vehicle, and this one looks to be in great condition. It's optioned nicely with backup sensors, steering wheel audio controls, and and auto-dimming rearview mirror. [See more used Ford Edges]

2001 Dodge Durango used car

2001 Dodge Durango used car

2001 Dodge Durango

76,166 miles; $7,995

Torrington, Connecticut

We like the short but sweet ad for this 2001 Dodge Durango. It's a one-owner vehicle who was fussy and kept it in a garage. It comes from a non-smoking home and it supposedly spotless. The photos show it to be in great condition. We like this generation Durango as it's before it got all boxy. It also has a 4.7-liter V-8 engine under the hood, so it'll tow whatever toy you use during the weekend. [See more used Dodge Durangos]

2006 Mazda 6 used car

2006 Mazda 6 used car

2006 Mazda 6

81,290 miles; $9,995

Newark, California

If you want a fun-to-drive family sedan, than look no further than this 2006 Mazda 6. It has a 3.0-liter V-6 under the hood and an automatic transmission sending power to the front wheels. It's a one-owner car and appears to be very clean in the photos. With four doors, and five seats, the Mazda 6 is the family sedan that will put a grin on your face. [See more used Mazda 6s]

2007 Chevrolet Impala used car

2007 Chevrolet Impala used car

2007 Chevrolet Impala

66,933 miles; $9,988

For those seeking a large family sedan, this 2007 Chevrolet Impala would definitely be one to check out. It has low miles, gets good fuel economy, and has a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine. It features an auxiliary input so you can pump the tunes from your smartphone, and dual-climate control so everyone's happy. It's been on the market nearly two months, so we'd say you should try negotiating on the price. [See more used Chevrolet Impalas]

As always, we highly recommend you have a trusted mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection on any used vehicle before you write a check. It's also a good idea to ask the dealership for the Carfax report.


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