Recall drama never ceases to fade.
The last few years have given us plenty of topics for conversation, with every major automaker issuing newsworthy recalls.
The biggest, and most severe, was General Motors’ recall of over 17 million cars for flaws with the ignition switch. That recall was turned into a marketing effort of sorts, with GM using the opportunity to introduce new cars to existing customers.
Now there’s some news that cars affected by the recall are some of the best buys on the used market. Keep reading for some good cars you can pick up on the cheap, thanks to one of the biggest recalls in automotive history.
2007 Pontiac G5
Essentially the same car as the Cobalt, the G5 was one of Pontiac’s last efforts. For shoppers who need a modern car at a reasonable price, this is the way to go.
2003-2007 Saturn ION
This could be ideal as a third car, a teen’s car or a little commuter. It’s nothing amazing or particularly special, but the ION gets the job done.
2006-2007 Chevy HHR
The HHR came to the party a bit late, getting squashed at the sales counter by the Chrysler PT Cruiser. There’s some reasonable utility in the HHR, though, which makes it a solid used buy.
2007 Saturn Sky/2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice
If there’s a car on this list with the potential to become a classic someday, it’s the Sky/Solstice. If you have the opportunity to pick one up while prices are down, I suggest you jump on the opportunity right away.
The recalls might have temporarily depressed values of these cars, but that’s good news for shoppers. If you’re interested in a specific car, have a local Chevy dealer check to see if the ignition problem has been fixed. If not, schedule an appointment, sign on the dotted line, then enjoy cheap motoring in your new ride.
Will you shop for one of these used vehicles affected by GM’s recall?