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Wheels writer Mark Toljagic reviews some of the most popular vehicles on the used car market.

Published March 31, 2009
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In good economic times or bad, buying a used vehicle can make financial sense. Each week, Wheels writer Mark Toljagic reviews a second-hand vehicle, pointing out its strengths and its weaknesses — and what you can expect to pay.

Here are his reviews of some of the most popular vehicles in the used car market:

Small cars:

Honda Civic 2006-08

Hyundai Accent

Ford Focus

Mazda3

Pontiac Vibe

Toyota Corolla

Subaru Impreza

Hyundai Elantra

Five fuel-sippers for under $5,000

Midsize cars:

Toyota Camry

Mitsubishi Galant

Nissan Altima

Mazda6

Large cars:

Chevrolet Impala

Chrysler 300

Toyota Avalon

Cadillac CTS

Minivan:

Toyota Sienna

Dodge Caravan (2005)

SUV:

Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute

Toyota RAV4

Infiniti FX

BMW X3

Best and worst second-hand cars of 2008