Top 10 Used Compact Sedans for Sale in Charlottesville VA

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Compact Sedans for Sale in Charlottesville VAShopping for used compact sedans in Charlottesville, VA is not as simple as it used to be thanks to all the popular selections that are available. At one point and time this was a class that was dominated by the Honda Civic, but for the last decade the position of top compact has been like a revolving door.

This is largely because every auto manufacturer has been trying to capitalize on the inflated gas prices and provide consumers with vehicles that are fuel efficient. Now after years of seeing different autos hit the streets each year, those who are looking for quality used cars for sale in Charlottesville, VA can have a great selection to choose from.

The only lingering question is which of the pre-owned vehicles that are available at local Charlottesville dealerships should be first on everyone's wish list? In order to help you out I came up with what I think are the 10 best used compact cars to target in Charlottesville.
 
( Vehicle images based on 2012 models )
2007-2011 Toyota Yaris
Toyota YarisKicking off this list is the Toyota Yaris as it's another affordable compact vehicle available in Virginia for very low cost. This small sedan is highly popular for its ability to provide excellent fuel economy and attractive interior to drivers. Sadly that is where the bulk of the Yaris's appeal ends as it don't offer any cool features or an overly exciting driving experience.

Perfect For: The Toyota Yaris is an excellent automobile for anyone who is looking to save money at the pump and not looking to have too many features.
2007-2012 Nissan Versa
Nissan Versa The Nissan Versa occupies the nine spot on this list, and it may be the cheapest sedan that anyone can go after. The low price tag is Nissan's key attraction for the Versa as it doesn't really have too many jaw dropping features. However, this sedan does everything you need and expect it to do at a high level.

Perfect For: The Nissan Versa can make for a great first car for new drivers, senior citizens, or anyone on a tight budget who isn't too concerned with having flashy features.
2000-2011 Kia Rio
Kia RioComing in at number eight is the Kia Rio, which is worth considering due to its enjoyable driving experience and comfortable interior. Much like the Yaris and Versa the Rio also shares a very cheap price tag, but unfortunately it lacks in all of the same areas with limited features. However, the one true upside is that you can possibly still find a pre-owned model that still has most of the lengthy warranty on it.

Perfect For: Same as the Toyota Yaris and Nissan Versa.
2000-2012 Hyundai Accent
Hyundai AccentFor those of you who like the affordable price tag that comes on the Nissan Versa, but want to have some fun features you will want to opt for the Hyundai Accent. The Accent is been around much longer for the Versa and has been able to produce quality results when on the road. You're also more likely to stumble upon one of these second hand cars for less than $5000 Charlottesville with plenty of features available.

Perfect For: Much like the Versa the Accent makes for a great choice for anyone with a tight budget, or a first time driver who does want some fun features to enjoy.
2000-2009 Honda Civic
Honda CivicPossibly a surprising pick at number six is the Honda Civic, seeing as its one of the more popular used cars available in VA. The Civic doesn't necessarily do anything poorly except have dismal power, boring design, and is slightly overpriced when compared to its competitors. Still if you're willing to pay the big bucks this is one of the better sedans to target as it's very durable, fuel efficient, and spacious.

Perfect For: The Civic is perfect for any type of driver, unless you're looking for some additional speed and more unique design.
2000-2009 Toyota Corolla
Toyota CorollaI have the Toyota Corolla at the tail end of my top five as it offers consumers all the great things found in the Civic and simply adds they glamour you may be looking for. The Corolla is a very popular compact vehicle due to its durability, attractive design, and good fuel economy. The only thing that keeps it out of my top two or three is that it can be a bit boring to drive, much like the Civic can be.

Perfect For: Anyone who wants a more attractive compact sedan should look into the Toyota Corolla as a top pick.
2004-2010Mazda MAZDA3
Following the Corolla is the might MAZDA3 which may very well be the most athletic pre-owned car on this list. This small automobile truly lives up to its "zoom-zoom" trademark as the MAZDA3 offers excellent acceleration and good handling when on the road. Many people are also fond of the great features, good fuel economy, and wide array of trims that can be found at local used auto dealers in Charlottesville, VA for such a low price.

Perfect For: For those of you looking to have more excitement with your everyday commutes, it may be a good idea to invest in a previously owned MAZDA3.
2000-2010 Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen JettaSome people may not agree with my choice at number three, but the Volkswagen Jetta is definitely a proven used car that people like. The Jetta has a lavish and classy appearance on the inside and out, while providing good fuel economy, sporty edge, and plenty of features. These things help place it above some of its competitors, along with the ability to purchase a diesel powered Jetta which makes it even more fuel efficient.

Perfect For: If you're looking for a very well rounded sedan that looks and feels more expensive than what it really is, then the Jetta is perfect for you.
2000-2010 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai ElantraComing in as the runner-up on this list is the Hyundai Elantra which a very capable and loveable compact car that is great to buy used. In most cases the Elantra is overshadowed by the likes of the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, despite it being one equal and in this case higher footing than them both. This miniature sedan is fun to drive, offers good fuel economy, tons of features, and lengthy warranties as well.

Perfect For: The Elantra is a great used vehicle to choose for anyone, especially if you don't want something other than a Civic or Corolla.
2000-2010 Ford Focus
Ford FocusThe compact sedan that I have sitting atop of the pack is the Ford Focus, as it clearly seems to be the most well rounded and versatile used car that's available. Ford Motor Company made a point to challenge and surpass Honda and Toyota in this class and they have done very well with the Focus. This sedan is fuel efficient, fun to drive, full of technological features, and offers plenty of interior space.

Perfect For: Anyone looking for a compact sedan should strongly consider the Ford Focus as their number one choice. Compact Sedans for Sale in Charlottesville VAThese are all excellent choices for those looking to purchase quality small vehicles in the Charlottesville area, and you can make a strong case of any of them to be number one. So hopefully when you're looking the listings of affordable used autos in your area you will stumble upon one of these cars and make it yours.
 
 
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