A few weeks ago, we were thinking about buying a used Hyundai Solaris, arguing along the way that, given the fluctuations in the exchange rate, these cars today are not much cheaper than new ones. However, if you are disgusted with the idea of buying what was originally created as a “budget sedan,” the secondary market nods affirmatively and points to the second-generation Kia Cerato. Comparable age and, oddly enough, quite comparable prices – although our Avito Auto colleagues suggest that, despite the overlap in the price range, it’s better to lay more than a thousand copies on a Solaris of similar age. What do you offer for the money?
The age difference when trying to win in the car class, of course, is obvious: for 600 thousand our virtual Solaris was three years old, but Cerato for this money will be at least twice as old – simply because the second generation sales ended in 2013. But, unlike the boring Solaris, which can be a sedan or a hatchback, Cerato can be found in the coupe. Continue reading
Just a month ago, we thought about buying a third-generation Toyota RAV4 and found out that one of the main problems when choosing is a considerable price level for such a popular model, which many even consider to be overpriced. What to do if you want a crossover from Toyota, but you don’t have a million in your pocket? One of the obvious answers is to collect half a million and buy the RAV4 of the previous, second generation: our colleagues from Avito Auto confidently say that for this amount you can buy a live car. Their prices are already more or less market, and the lack of a clearly middle-aged age is compensated by some technical features in which the “second” RAV4 is even better than its heir. Which ones?
Determining the maximum age of cars on the market is not difficult: the second generation RAV4 appeared at the turn of the century, in 2000, so that the oldest copies will soon celebrate their twentieth anniversary. Continue reading