Safe used car options

Rhonda is looking for a safe used family car.

Safe used car options - the Ford Fiesta was named one of the RACQ’s top safe used car picks.

Hey guys, I heard you answering listener questions and thought I would give you this one;

What are some safe used car options you can suggest?

Thanks for the email Rhonda. Well, fortunately and quite coincidentally, the RACQ in Queensland recently published a list of the Safest Used Cars on the Market 2015.

In all, after a great deal of research, the motoring body named more than fifty vehicles it would classify as safe used cars that they would recommend to used car buyers.

All of the cars come with full five star ANCAP safety ratings and they are;

Small Cars

Holden Cruze JG/JH (2009-2013)

Honda Civic (2006-2011)

Peugeot 307 (2001-2009)

Subaru Impreza (2007-2011)

Toyota Prius (2003-2009)

Light Cars

Ford Fiesta WS/WT/WZ (2009-2013)

Medium Cars

Audi A4 (2001-2008)

Volkswagen Passat (1998-2006)

Large Cars

Ford Falcon FG (2008-2013)

Holden Statesman/Caprice WK/WL (2003-2006)

Mercedes-Benz E-Class W210 (1996-2002)

Toyota Aurion (2006-2012)

BMW 5 Series E39 (1996-2003)

Compact SUVs

Mitsubishi Outlander/Peugeot 4007 (2006-2012)

Medium SUVs

Holden Captiva CG (2006-2013)

Mazda CX-7 (2006-2012)

Nissan Pathfinder R51 (2005-2013)

Large SUVs

Ford Territory SX/SY (2004-2010)

Mercedes-Benz M-Class W163 (1998-2005)

Toyota Kluger (2007-2013)

Hope that helps Rhonda and thanks to the team at RACQ!

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About the author

Joel Helmes

Joel is the founder, editor and managing director of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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