Edmunds.com Releases its Best Used Car Bets for 2011

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The list features winners from BMW, Infiniti and Nissan

It's important for consumers to have expert guidance to get the best value

Leading automotive authority Edmunds.com has just published its "2011 Used Car Best Bets" list this week. Big winners include the BMW 3-Series, the Infiniti G35, and the Nissan Altima, vehicles used to achieving top marks by reviewers.

The annual list declares one winner in fifteen separate categories, including sedan, coupe, SUV/crossover, luxury, and hybrid. The 2004 – 2009 Nissan Altima, 2004 – 2009 BMW 3-Series, and 2004 – 2009 Infiniti G35 won the Best Used Midsize Sedan, Best Used Coupe, and Best Used Luxury titles, respectively. Other winners include popular models from Toyota, Honda and Ford.

"It's important for consumers to have expert guidance to get the best value," says Scott Oldham, editor-in-chief of Edmunds.com. "By taking into consideration a range of factors, these cars are the most attractive options in the used car market."

Edmunds regularly publishes best lists, up-to-date reviews, and car buying guides for consumers. The formula for its annual Used Car Best Bets list is based on a mixture of consumer ratings – especially reliability and longevity scores – expert opinion, crash test ratings, and Edmunds.com's True Cost-to-Own measurement.

Josh Aaronson, general manager of Yonkers Auto Mall in Yonkers, N.Y., says he takes rankings from Edmunds and other experts into account when obtaining inventory. One of the largest dealerships in the tri-state area, Yonkers Auto Mall sells used vehicles exclusively.

"We have most of the models on this list on our lot in abundance – especially Nissan, Infiniti, BMW, Honda, and Toyota – because we don't want to throw just anything out there. We want to offer the best used inventory available," says Josh Aaronson.

Aaronson believes that the tools Edmunds provides makes for better informed customers walking in the door, which helps drive business.

The 2011 Used Car Best Bets list is available on the Edmunds website along with extensive reviews and information on all of the winners.

About Yonkers Auto Mall:
Yonkers Auto Mall's number one priority is the customer's total satisfaction. Yonkers Auto Mall is family owned and operated. We have owned dealerships in the New York Tri-State area for over fifty years. Over two years ago we opened our first branch in Westchester County. What makes us successful is our ability to keep turning over our inventory at lower gross but higher volume and never skimping on how we treat our cars or our customers.

About Edmunds.com, Inc.:
Edmunds.com, Inc. publishes websites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premiere online resource for automotive information, launched in 1955 as the first automotive information website and hosts the most established automotive community online. Its mobile site, accessible from any smartphone at http://www.edmunds.com, makes car pricing and other research tools available for car shoppers at dealerships and otherwise on-the-go. Edmunds.com is headquartered in Santa Montica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.

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