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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Personal Assistant

As a personal assistant, you have a lot of demands placed on your time. Often it’s important that you be able to get around town quickly, running a ton of errands, picking things up here, dropping them off there, shopping, getting lunch for your employer, and more. That’s why you need a reliable, affordable, small used car that will deliver great gas mileage.

We have evaluated a number of different small cars, and settled on the Honda Civic, Honda Fit, Chevrolet Cruze Image, Kia Rio, and Mazda3 as the best cars for the personal assistant.

  • Honda Civic: The Honda Civic offers great gas mileage, with 28 mpg in the city and 39 highway. You’ll also appreciate the nice, tight steering and the comfortable ride. It’s a nice-looking car too, and one that you’ll enjoy driving throughout your busy day.

  • Honda Fit: The Honda Fit is also good on gas, although not quite as good as the Civic. It comes in at 22 mpg in the city and 35 highway. If your job typically involves transporting a lot of things however, you’ll appreciate the extra passenger and cargo space.

  • Chevrolet Cruze: If you’re debating between the Cruze and the Fit, and gas mileage is a concern, don’t worry about it – the Cruze is also rated for 22 mpg city and 35 highway. What we like about the Cruze is the really attractive interior and the amazingly smooth ride – both important considerations if you’re in your car a lot.

  • Kia Rio: The Rio is a standout when it comes to gas mileage, delivering 28 mpg in the city and 36 highway. It also boasts a very nice interior with a lot of features, a composed ride, and a very capable powertrain. For its size, the Rio is a lot of car.

  • Mazda3: The Mazda3 isn’t hard on gas, getting 25 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway. Of course you know that Mazda is known for performance, and there’s nothing lacking here – this is a zippy ride and handles very well. In short, it’s good on fuel, and lots of fun to drive.

Most personal assistants cite good fuel efficiency, drivability, and a roomy, comfortable interior as the things they want most in a vehicle.


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