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What is the best small car from 2010?

Honda Civic: One choice for a good used car.

What is the best small car from 2010?

Tom Musbach

By Tom Musbach on June 15, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer:

Q: What is the best small car from 2010? I want to buy a "gently used" car and am considering whether or not to go with a hybrid. I'd like it to be reliable, economical, fun to drive, with a manual transmission. What do you suggest?

A: Everyone is going to have a different opinion on this, but you can't go wrong with a Honda Accord or Civic, depending on how small a car you want. The Honda Fit is a good car, and it's highly rated. If you maintain it even close to what the manufacturer recommends, it will last a very long time with virtually no repair issues, in most cases.

As far as a hybrid goes, when you factor in the additional cost of purchase and maintenance, you need to own it for 5-7 years before your fuel savings saves enough to cover the other higher costs of purchase and maintenance.

-- Answer provided by Neal F., a car specialist on JustAnswer.