There are a number of perks to buying a used car, but not all cars age equally. Certain models are well known for their reliability, consistency, and high resale value. 


According to J.D. Power and Consumer Reports, Toyota and Honda models, in particular, consistently receive high marks in each of these categories — even after they’ve accrued over 100,000 miles. Continue reading to learn which models to look out for as you research your next pre-owned car in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

5 Reliable Used Cars For Sale at Matthews Motors Goldsboro

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has been a popular compact car for over 40 years. If you’re looking for a simple, efficient sedan that you can rely on to keep you safe and comfortable, the Civic is the way to go. 

Honda Accord

If you’re looking for a larger or midsize sedan, the Honda Accord would be our top recommendation. This familiar model is more spacious than the Civic and has received very few complaints since the 2013 model year was released. 

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is both the most popular hybrid on the market and boasts the lowest depreciation value out of all green cars. With three generations to choose from, your best bet would be to select a Prius built in 2004 or later. Generally speaking: The newer the model, the better the gas mileage will likely be. 

Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 started turning heads in 1996, but the second generation, which was launched in 2001, more closely resembled the iconic small SUV the RAV4 is now known for. As it has evolved, it has become increasingly capable of handling harsh terrain — making it the perfect choice for weekend adventures.

Toyota Highlander

One of the most reliable crossover SUVs on the market is the Toyota Highlander. With available third-row seating and multiple Top Safety Pick+ awards, the Highlander is a great choice for growing families.

Find a Used Car in Goldsboro, NC

While these are just a few of the most reliable cars on the market, Matthews Motors has a variety of used cars for sale in Goldsboro, NC. Give us a call or drop by our dealership to find out which used car will best suit your lifestyle. Be sure to check out our available used car specials as well.