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

Used Car for Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer, you either operate out of a gym, or you go to your clients. Either way, you probably don’t have to haul any more gear than what fits into your gym bag, so your main focus when looking for a vehicle is reliability, drivability and good fuel economy.

With those criteria in mind, we have identified five used vehicles that we think are ideal for personal trainers. They are the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Toyota Yaris.

  • Volkswagen Golf: The Golf makes a very respectable showing when it comes to gas mileage, with 23 mpg city, and 33 mpg highway. It is also a very nice car to drive, with great handling and an interior that is actually far more upscale than you might expect to see in this vehicle class.

  • Ford Focus: The Focus does a bit better than the Golf in terms of gas mileage, with 26 mpg city and 36 highway. The Focus is also a very pleasing car to drive, with an athletic feel, and the tasteful, convenient interior that has been Ford’s trademark for the past couple of decades.

  • Honda Civic: This hybrid has what it takes in terms of fuel economy, delivering 44 mpg city and highway. It is also a fun car to drive, with great handling and a pleasing interior. The only downside is that the trunk is a bit small, but since you’re not hauling a lot of gear, this shouldn’t be a big problem. You’ll definitely have enough room for your gym bag, and you can still pick up a load of groceries on your way home.

  • Toyota Corolla: The Corolla is a nice, spacious vehicle, and does well in the gas mileage department with 27 mpg city and 34 highway. It offers a comfortable ride. Some drivers feel that the interior is a little uninspiring, but for our money, the Corolla is a good deal in terms of reliability, fuel efficiency, and drivability.

  • Toyota Yaris: Some Yaris owners have the same complaint as Corolla owners – they feel that the interior could be a little more jazzy. What we love about the Yaris, though, is that it is such a “big” little car. You’ll be amazed at the legroom available to the driver. The gas mileage is great too, with 30 mpg city and 37 highway.

For the personal trainer who wants to get around economically, in a reliable vehicle that’s fun to drive, these are five cars that should top your list.

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