While several countries now ban the import of used cars, others, such as Costa Rica, have no restrictions in place.
Furthermore, used cars tend to be worse for the environment than newer ones due to declining fuel efficiency levels as they age.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, used vehicles are mostly imported from Japan, the U.S., Thailand, the U.K. and Germany.
Mexico has traditionally been a major importer of used cars, mainly from the U.S., but is now making efforts to promote the sale of locally manufactured cars.
Secondhand cars offer an affordable way for people living in developing countries to become mobile, which studies show leads to increases in gross domestic product.
As it stated in Under $20,000 Large Cars Courtesy of Volvo The Volvo S80 (2007 or newer) is one of the IIHS’s top choices for teens in the ‘large cars’ category of used vehicles.
The new list reflects recent safety improvements that have trickled down to lower-cost used cars, SUVs, minivans and pickups.
Before we get to the list, here are a few IIHS tips to consider when buying cars for teens:Parents should seek vehicles with the best crash-test ratings they can afford.
Now imagine buying that used car for a teenage child with a new license.
Sometimes it makes sense for young people to have their own vehicles instead of borrowing Mom’s keys several times a day.
The 2016 Honda Accord earned a five-star rating
As it stated in Boston.com Cars is your go-to resource for coverage of local car news, events, and reviews.
The 2016 Honda Accord earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Golf earned top scores in crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Patriot earned four out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, falling short in frontal and rollover crash tests.
The 2015 Nissan Altima received a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
collected by :Haily Jackson