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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 to buy a used car, it is a wise decision to do so once you know all about what type of car you are aiming for, the specification and details of that type of car and your budget limits. So this requires good research both online and offline.

The task is made very simple if you obtain all the information describing the 2018 bestselling used cars in California so all you need to do is just read this article.

California, as you may know, is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. This is a busy state with high traffic numbers especially private cars.  Many of these cars can be bought either first hand or second hand and this article describes second hand cars for you detailing types, categories and what the various classification these kinds of cars fall 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

This information will help you decide what you want and where you can find information on them in 2018 bestselling used cars in California, and how they are classified according to the price:

Cars Available Under $10,000:

Ford Focus:

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

  1. Engine And Transmission Specification
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Petrol based engine
  • Fuel tank Capacity being 51 litres.
  1. Tire and Steering Type:
  • Tubeless Radial tires
  • Power Steering

Nissan Versa:

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

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

  1. 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
  1. 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.

Toyota Corolla:

Both manual and automatic transmission is available in the Toyota Corolla and depending on which type of fuel usage it has either 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 have become famous as used cars:

Nissan Altima

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

  1. Suspension and Steering:
  • Front Anti roll-bar
  • Front suspension
  • Power Steering
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Rear Suspension
  1. 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 we are 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 became famous in 2018 in California and following that, 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 familiar to you, and there might be a requirement for going off-road, then a normal vehicle that you are travelling in might not be suitable even if the engine is good as the power transmission from the engine to the wheels may not allow you to travel off-road.

For these type of conditions, some cars were especially designed, and cars of that category both new and used cars got a huge hit in the field of marketing and hence were greatly sold in 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.

In 4WD the cars allow the driver to set the car into the 4WD mode so that the driver could easily overcome the rugged terrains or any other uneven surfaces which are not found on 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 this 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 really 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 as efficiently as a 2WD car;  although the distribution will be controlled according to that terrain and in turn is determined by the driver what 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.

Then the driver 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. As a result of this flexibility 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, there are often disadvantages.  The traction that was provided for the 4WD cars was 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 against when the car is travelling on a regular normal road or a highway and 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 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 changes 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 tire 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 have individual electric motors powering all the four wheels, but the connection that normal cars have with the front and the back portion is not present in these Electric AWDs.

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 for example the wheels that they are using are 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 works 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 feature 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 levels of emissions are rising, battery cars are the ones which will be the future car.

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 do for the fuel type cars, the electric cars are charged to make the vehicle run smoothly. One complete charge would allow the vehicle to run approximately 400km, but it is much less than what 1 liter of petrol would have allowed us to travel, but electric cars have many other advantages:

  • 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 travel of electric cars 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 time 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 to 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 of 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

Companies like Renault and Tesla are one of the many manufacturers promoting this idea of electric powered vehicles. This idea of electric vehicle is an exciting new feature 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

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 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 totaling it all up, you will be more informed as to how to buy the car which was among the 2018 bestselling used cars in California.

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