Buying a used car is often the best choice for consumers. If well-maintained, it can be a good value and later models have many of the newer safety features as well. The models listed HERE have the best and worst reliability history in the 10 years (1999-2008) covered by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey. For more information on how used cars are holding up, see report on the most and least reliable used cars. Also, see their list of the best used cars under $20,000.