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2018 Best Selling Used Cars in California why you should to buy them

By TheCarzingTeam August 15, 2019 | Used Cars

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When you are aiming for buying used cars, it is a wise decision to do so once you know all about the specification and details of the car that you are aiming to buy, but to know the same, you will have to choose what type of car you are aiming for. Also, before that, you will have to search for buyers both online and offline for which you will have to do a bit of research. Well, most of the problem gets solved once you get a grasp on the knowledge that you need to have regarding best-selling cars of the previous year so that it may help you to decide what kind of car which you are aiming to buy.  The task is made very simple if you get all the information describing the 2018 bestselling used cars in California in one article, so all you need to do is just to give it a read. California, as you may know, is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. Being busy is one of the main things that will probably draw your attraction once you visit California. Transits increase the traffic and when the word transit comes in our mind, along with various other modes of transport comes the name of Private Cars. These cars you may buy either first hand or second hand and this article are all about describing cars which are bought second hand. Instead of making you dive into pools descriptions of various cars, first you should be made aware of the types or categories under which various kinds of cars are classified into:

  1. The Price of the used cars

There are presently three kinds of price ranges that can be seen while purchasing a used car:

  • Used Cars which are under the price of $10,000.
  • Used Cars which are under the price of $15,000.
  • Used Cars which are under the price of $30,000.
  1. They are also ranked by the type of car that you are going to buy because it is related directly to the cost. The list follows:
  • 4WD
  • AWD Cars and SUVs
  • Manual Transmission
  • Compact SUV
  • Cross over SUV
  • For Teens
  • Electric Cars
  • Hatchbacks
  • High MPG
  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid SUV
  • Luxury
  • Luxury SUVs
  • Midsize SUVs
  • Minivans
  • Muscle Cars
  • SUVs with the Best Mileage

Now you shall know about the cars and 2018 bestselling used cars in California that are present and how they are classified into, according to the price:

Cars Available Under $10,000:

  1. Ford Focus:

Ford Focus is the type of car manufactured by Ford Motor Company and was created under Alex Trotman. This car is also named as a small size passenger vehicle in Japan. This car has speed in 0 to 60 mph in seconds. It is a car having a seating capacity of five and which runs on petrol, and with an automatic transmission, these kinds of cars are one of a kind. The key specifications include:

a. Engine And Transmission Specification

  • Automatic Transmission
  • Petrol based Engine
  • Fuel tank Capacity being 51litres.

b. Tire and Steering Type:

  • Tubeless Radial tires
  • Power Steering
  1. Nissan Versa:

Nissan Versa is the sedan variant of the company Nissan. Its engine supports gas and has an automatic transmission with automatic speed control.

It has a seating capacity of 5 persons and with specifications like:

a. Safety and Security:

  • 4- Wheel ABS
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Rear 3-points belt
  • Dual front and Rear side-mounted airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control

b. Comfort specifications:

  • Air conditioning
  • Audio And Cruise Controls
  • Cup-holders for both front and rear
  • Electric Power steering
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tilting and Adjustable Steering Wheel

There are many other specifications like its entertainment specifications and power features, etc. but the main ones are mentioned above.

  1. Toyota Corolla:

Both manual and automatic transmission is allowed in Toyota Corolla and depending on which type of fuel usage it has that is diesel or petrol the mileage varies as 14.28 to 21.43. It has a seating capacity of 5 persons and has key features that include:

  • Power Steering
  • Power windows
  • Anti-locking Break System
  • Passenger and Driver Airbags
  • Auto Climate Controlling System
  • Fog Lights
  • Alloy Wheels

Cars Available Under $15,000

Some cars are available under $15,000, and some of them which became famous as used cars and their specifications that might be required for determining the correct buying options in such a price range are as follows:

  1. Nissan Altima

It is a petrol-based car and has a Continuously Variable Transmission. Some of the key features of Nissan Altima is as follows:

a. Suspension and Steering:

  • Front Anti roll-bar
  • Front suspension
  • Power Steering
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Rear Suspension

b. Safety

  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Brake Assist
  • Rear Child Safety and Child Lock
  • Forward Collision Warning Alarm
  • Rear View Camera
  • Roof-side curtain
  • Front and Side Airbags

Till now the category of classification was the price of the vehicles, now moving on to classification of the types of vehicles, for example using a different kind of vehicles like a minivan, SUVs, Sedans, etc. and their way of running and some examples of cars. Further, in the article, there will be descriptions of the cars that got famous in the market in the year 2018 in California and following which there will be the name of the cars which are the best examples of that particular type of car.

4WD Cars:

Whenever you are travelling with your family to a place that is not completely known to you, and there might be a requirement for going off-road.  The normal vehicle that you are travelling in might not be suitable for meeting such needs because even if the engine is good but the power transmission from the engine to the wheels may not allow you to travel off-road. For those situations, some cars were designed, and cars of those genres both new and used cars got a huge hit in the field of marketing and hence were sold many times in the year 2018 in California. Now, let us get into the details of the Four Wheel Drive Cars or the 4WD as it is popularly known to all. 4WD technology is integrating its way into the SUVs minivans and other vehicles which allows travelling in packs because it is in such tours that you often face the need to off-road.

In 4WD the cars with such technology allow the driver to set the car in the 4WD mode in which the driver could easily overcome the rugged terrains or any other uneven surfaces which are not there in normal roads. For traversing such surfaces of uneven topography, the 4WD technology works by powering every wheel equally through the engine by which the power delivered to all the wheels being same allows the vehicle to climb up or down any uneven terrain taking you a long way off-road. The engine sends power to all four wheels of the car without controlling the division of the same between the axles, and therefore power flows from the engine to a device which is called the transfer case which then controls the distribution. For cars of 4WD technology the transfer case power delivering system can toggle between 2WD and 4WD and this toggling is required for mainly one reason that 4WD cars are not suitable for travelling on normal roads. While making a turn, the 4WD cars may not able to make a sharp turn or a U-turn so efficiently as a 2WD car would have to lead to unfortunate incidents and hence to avoid those manufacturers tend to develop such as control system which will receive the power from the engine. Although the distribution will be controlled according to that terrain and in turn is determined by the driver that in which mode he or she wants to drive the car in.

For example, when the driver hits a highway, he or she remains in a 2WD mode because there would be no rugged terrain, but whenever the need would come to travel off-road.

Then or she might shift to the 4WD mode from 2WD and hence allowing the vehicle to travel through ups and downs and even on slippery surfaces with speed as high as 60miles per hour. There are some cars which became famous and were a hit in the market in California in the period of June 2018 to November 2018:

Some of those cars are:

  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • RAM 1500
  • Ford F-150
  • Lexus RX
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee

Although the 4WD system was a hit and is till now, there are often disadvantages related that gives rise to new and developed technology based on whatever there was previously. The same thing happened with 4WD cars. The tractions that were provided for the 4WD cars were due to the equal distribution of power among the wheels when needed. This could be easily demonstrated when the car is travelling on off-road and when the car is travelling on a regular normal road or a highway the driver needed to manually change the mode to 2WD mode which would then help the car to make sharp bends and take turns which 4WD mode couldn’t have done. This mode change occurred as the power delivered to the wheels was controlled by the Transfer case which was in turn controlled manually by the Doff-road there is where the change was made.

AWD Cars:

AWD cars or All Wheel Drive Cars are the type of cars in which the function occurs in the same way as the 4WD cars, but all the process occurs automatically. Each wheel of an AWD car has a sensor which senses the speed and traction of the wheel and if there is any change of terrain the traction of the wheels must change too. The sensors which are present at the axle of each wheel senses that change and adjusts the power delivered to that particular tire(s) accordingly. The sensors sense the ire whose traction in rugged terrain is low and after sensing that the sensor sends the power in that wheel to the wheel whose traction is already high hence increasing the grip of the vehicle while taking turns in even regular roads. Whereas during a journey through the rugged terrain, the sensors sense that movement too but in that case, the power delivered to the wheels remains the same for allowing movement like Rock Crawling etc.

Another difference and at the same time an advantage that the AWD has over the 4WD is that the technology of the 4WD cannot be applied to a regular car like a Sedan etc., but the AWD technology can be applied to both Jeeps and trucks as well as normal Sedans. There is also the availability of Electric AWDs as well which has individual electric motors powering all the four wheels individually, but the connection that normal cars have with the front and the back portion is not present in these Electric AWDs. This absence of the connection helps to improve the traction of the car and also clear up the passenger space that is there in normal cars.

Some Cars having AWD technology are:

  • Nissan Rogue
  • Honda CR-V
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Ford Explorer

Some cars are also a mix of AWDs that is the wheels that they are using is powered separately that is the front wheels are powered by the four-cylinder engine that is present while the back wheels gain its motion from electric motors which are generally mounted over the rear axle. The 2WD mode is obtained in two ways, one when the front wheel work and provides traction based on the four-cylinder engine

Another scenario is when the rear wheels provide traction based on the electric motor, and another part is when the 4WD is required then both the electric motors and the 4 Cylinder engine work together to achieve equal power distribution to all the wheels equally.

Some of such Hybrid Cars are:

  • Toyota Prius
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Toyota Prius C
  • Kia Optima Hybrid

Some of the Hybrid SUVs are:

  • Lexus RX 450H
  • Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited
  • Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  • Infinity QX60 Hybrid
  • Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

Electric Cars:

With the need for finding a replacement for the vehicle running on fuel and hence the emissions that are emitted in the environments in the form of effluent is terrible that the environment is degrading day by day and hence recent years saw humanity to attempt and save the nature in whichever way possible. Battery cars are the ones who will probably be the future car of all because the rate at which petroleum is getting degraded day by day it is a matter of time before it would get exhausted. Though, Battery-based cars are not the new ones, they were already developed many years back.

It might not prove to be as much as efficient as it is now, but it definitely did the trick, but then it was subjected to rejection as the cost of petrol was much less, and an equal amount of petrol can run a vehicle for much longer distance. Applying such a way to the cars so that you drive on fuel and the effluents of which harms the environment, many manufacturers took a step to upgrade such cars from fuel base to battery-based electric cars. Although electric cars are still a concept for the future yet in first world countries and states like California, have transformed the future into the present as they have not only made electric cars, but they are also trying to implement the same. 2018 saw many such manufacturers marketing electric cars, and the response was also too good from the public making the electric cars one of the best-selling type of cars in California.

What are Electric Cars based on and how do they work?

Normal cars utilize the energy obtained from the combustion of fuel to run the parts of the car, but electric cars use a charged battery and use the charge stored in it to power the motors of the vehicle and to run. Instead of refueling that you use to do for the cars that used to run in fuel, the electric cars are charged to make the vehicle run again. One complete charge would allow the vehicle t run approximately 400km, but it is much less than what 1litres of petrol would have allowed us to travel, but electric cars have many other advantages too that they have except for saving the environment.

For example,

  • No cost of refueling is required; hence, it is much more pocket-friendly.
  • There will be no use of the clutch and exhaust pipe hence it reduces the amount the required parts needed to run the vehicle also there will be no exhaust and hence making the travelling of electric cars are much smoother than the vehicles which use fuels.

How many types of Electric Cars are there those are available?

There are in total of three types of cars that run powered electrically with the help of a battery and recharging the same:

  • Conventional Hybrids:

These hybrid cars require both petrol as well as an electric battery and can be powered by both running parallel as well as from any one of them. The battery is charged each tie the vehicle applies the brake.

  • Plug-in Hybrids:

These also have the same arrangement as Conventional Hybrids that is they also have a petrol tank as well as a battery. However, the part which is of different than the conventional hybrid is for the method of charging the battery which is done by plugging the battery into a charger which rejuvenates the battery and they are again used o run the vehicle.

  • Battery Electric Vehicles:

These vehicles also have no petrol tank within them, whereas they only have the battery to power the motors and make them functional.

Many manufacturers are promoting the use as well as manufacturing these electrically-powered cars. The electrically powered cars initially have a higher cost to buy, but they will eventually save the price that we spent almost once in two days refilling the petrol in our vehicle. But there are many facilities too like the government gives compensation of high values to those anyone purchasing electric-based vehicles with only one person in mind that is saving the environment. Companies like Renault and Tesla are one of the many manufacturers promoting this idea of electrifying vehicles. This idea of electric vehicle is a longshot in the field of automobiles and is set to benefit everyone in the future.

Some of those Cars that are developed are:

  • Renault Zoe
  • Nissan Leaf
  • BMW i3
  • Tesla Model 5
  • Tesla Model X

These are the basic classification that can be done on and on which you also got described the various kind of Vehicles their classification according to the running procedure that is whether they run on fuel or a battery, the types of terrains that a vehicle can cover and not only that the technology that helps them to do so.

There are still some other genres too that became the 2018 bestselling used cars in California, they are:

  • Luxury Cars
    • Mercedes Benz C300
    • BMW 328
    • Lexus ES 350
    • Infiniti Q50
    • Lexus IS-250
  • Luxury SUVs:
    • Chevrolet Tahoe
    • Cadillac Escalade
    • Chevrolet Suburban 1500
    • GMC Yukon
    • BMW X5
  • Minivans:
    • Honda Odyssey
    • Dodge Grand Caravan
    • Toyota Sienna
    • Chrysler Town and Country
    • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Compact Cars:
    • Hyundai Elantra
    • Honda Civic
    • Nissan Sentra
    • Toyota Corolla
    • Ford Focus

These are the cars that mainly were good and became famous during June 2018-October 2018. Now it is up to you the shopper to decide which of the cars mentioned above would suit you, and further you will have to also decide over the price of the car too and after tallying you will be going to buy the car which was among the 2018 bestselling used cars in California.

 

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