The last thing that a driver wants to have is the same car in their driveway as the people living all the way up and down the block! Let’s have a look at 4 cars and crossovers that some buyers may have overlooked when shopping for a new used vehicle to learn more about these hidden gems.
The styling of the Legacy (marketed as the Subaru Liberty in Australia) is so plain that it can be easily mistaken for a Toyota Camry. However, what the Legacy lacks in looks it more than makes up for with an outstanding AWD system, making it a great all-weather family saloon.
Marketed as the Volkswagen Golf, Golf GTI, Rabbit, and Caribe, there are niche drivers who like to tune the units that are equipped with manual transmissions, but they are few and far between. If you skip this model, you will be missing out on a high quality interior, excellent legroom, and an affordable price tag.
The Honda HR-V is a fairly new offering in most markets around the world. It is as much a niche vehicle as it is an under-the-radar offering. Listed as a ”subcompact crossover SUV”, the emphasis should be on subcompact. The HR-V is built on the same platform as the Honda Fit, making it near perfect for metropolitan areas where space is at a premium. What it is not for is a growing family. As such, it is bound to be a rare creature during your commute, helping you to standout.
The Subaru Outback, or Legacy Outback depending on your market, may offer simple styling, but the exterior hides a wonderful crossover with serious off-road chops. The standard AWD system is best-in-class in our opinion, and the Outback’s durability is an added draw. Given the limited number of Outbacks that are sold each year, you are sure to standout everywhere you go.
Know of any other hidden gems? Be sure to comment below so we can see why! If you’re after both popular and less well-known used cars, be sure to check out the BE FORWARD stocklist via the button below.