Shopping for used cars can feel like playing the lottery—and the odds are still not usually in your favor. Because when that new-car warranty runs out, and the miles and miles of commuting and road trips start racking up, all that wear and tear will mean that car parts need to be replaced and repair bills will begin to get more expensive. But never fear, the experts here at Car and Driver are prepared to help shoppers better navigate the big and perilous used-car market. We'll provide our recommendations on the most reliable models out there and give our advice on buying a used or certified-pre-owned vehicle.

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