Auto Now Olathe: Best Used Cars for People with Less Than Perfect Credit

July 5th, 2019 by

The struggle to keep your credit score good or higher is real, and no one should feel as though they are alone if they have credit problems. Credit issues are so common that thousands of self-help books and websites exist to try and get people to understand and overcome their credit problems. A cynical way of looking at it — if there weren’t a national credit problem, there would be no way for anyone to make money off fixing those problems. The United States government even has a website that not only lists common credit problems but ways to fix them.

So, you can take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone in your credit issues, but that doesn’t fix the fact that your credit score is impacting your ability to take out lines of credit, get a mortgage, or get a new car. Luckily, there are car financing options that work for those with less than perfect credit. Purchasing a vehicle from a buy here pay here lot is a great way to rebuild your credit and save money all while gaining a car from the deal. However, if you have credit issues, it is best to buy an affordable car as a first option. This will ensure that you don’t end up biting off more than you can chew. Here are our top three pics in each category for cars for people with less than perfect credit.

Here Are The Top Used Cars


  • Toyota Camry. Camrys are one of the most popular small cars in the auto industry. These little cars are durable, dependable, and their popularity allows them to be resold for an unbeatable value. The interior and exterior of Camrys, though simple, shines through in its quality make. This is a superior sedan that you will be likely to find at almost any buy here pay here lot.
  • Honda Civic. The Civic has been the Honda fan’s go-to since the 1960s, and there’s a reason for that. While they have gained a reputation for being reliable family cars, there’s an element of fun in them that is a nod to Honda’s original start as a motorcycle manufacturer. People love to buy a cheap Civic and then mod it and use it for racing, but they are also just fun for the occasional zip around for the kid who always dreamed about being a race car driver.
  • Hyundai Sonata. Hyundais are great cars for anyone looking for a warranty. All Hyundai cars, including the Sonata, have a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty that covers all engine-related fixes. So, if you buy a used Hyundai with less than 100,000 miles on it, it still has that warranty, and you can still have those issues fixed. For the price, as well, they are reliable and fun to drive — like the Honda Civic.


  • Subaru Forester. You’d know if you’ve ever met a Subaru fan because they will never stop going on about their cars. Subarus are roomy little cars, and the Forester is about as small as an SUV can get, making it perfect for those who want to save a little on gas mileage but also get to go on adventures that your everyday sedan won’t take you on. Subaru Foresters are sturdy and reliable, great for in-town driving or back road driving alike, which is why they are popular among budding adventurers.
  • Toyota Rav4. Again on the list, Toyota showcases itself as a champion in solid and dependable cars. The Rav4 is a smaller SUV with a little lift to it, providing some clearance but not making it seem as big and bulky as many other SUVs. With a quiet engine that provides enough power to make it over and through tough situations, the Rav4 is again an excellent option for both city and rural driving. Its popularity only makes it easier to get ahold of at used car lots, so keep an eye out for a Rav4 the next time you’re at a used car dealership.
  • Honda CRV. The Honda CRV is very similar to the Rav4, and just as popular, which makes it easier to get ahold of. The CRV, however, is best known for its space. Newer models make it even easier to hold more things. For campers, the CRV is a spacious and efficient option to navigating dirt roads on a budget.


  • Nissan Frontier. New, a Nissan Frontier is one of the most affordable cars on the market. But used, it can save you tons of money. The Frontier is good on gas (for a truck, that is) and has a well-renown transmission. Not likely to need too many major repairs, this truck is excellent for work and play.
  • Toyota Tacoma. The Tacoma has grown in size, but older versions of this beloved truck are still on the road today. Though on the smaller side, the Tacoma can do a lot of what larger trucks can do — plow, haul, and tow. Additionally, it has a reputation for being reliable. While this is on the pricier end of our used car list, a Tacoma will get the job done for years to come, thereby saving those with less than perfect credit money.
  • Ford Ranger. Ford Rangers are the classic truck that comes to mind when you mention a little farmhand truck. Rangers are popular because they are American made, but also because their familiarity makes it a comfortable truck to learn basic mechanics on. If something falls apart on a Ranger, you can bet you’ll be able to find the part for cheap and get it installed for cheap (even allowing for easy DIY fixes for most common repairs). Great for the aspiring mechanic, this truck will save you gas and win you over by its quaint charm.

Auto Now of Olathe is the premier used car dealer in the United States. With thousands of cars in our inventory across Kansas and Missouri, we can help you find the best used car based on your credit and financial needs. For more information, stop by our Olathe location on 1404 East Santa Fe Street. We’ll help you get started on your vehicle needs.