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103,000 miles
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Dealer:   (0)
Stock# 18066A
List:

$9,987*

Est. Loan: $204/mo
Fair Deal!

The Import Warehouse - Denver / Colorado

Located 1.2 miles away from Denver, CO

***JUST ARRIVED // Stunning E350 4Matic with stellar service history, loaded with the big options like Panoramic Roof, AMG Wheels, Harmon/Kardon Audio, Sport, Paddle Shifters and more.*** We are Colorado's top-selling outlet for Clean Carfax Off-Lease European cars directly from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Audi Financial, VW Credit, BMW Financial Services, and all the top leasing banks in the country. Our warehouse is filled with the largest selection of All-Wheel-Drive European cars and crossovers in the state.**This is one of the nicest E350's we have seen. This* 2008 E350 4-Matic is finished in Iridium silver *with the Premium One Package and all the desirable options. This E-Class* *was just traded to us and is loaded with the following options: Premium Package #1, Technology Package with Navigation, Xenon Headlights, Automatic w/ Manual Shift, Heated Front Seats, Power Moonroof, Upgraded Harmon/Kardon AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo, Sirius Satellite Radio, Hands Free Communication System, Auto Dimming Mirror, AMG Sport Alloy Wheels, Wood Interior Trim, Power Adjustable Steering Wheel, Homelink, Auto Dimming Mirror, and Dual Power Front seats w/ Driver and Passenger Memory. It is also loaded with standard features including dual front & side curtain airbags, front side airbags, air conditioning, tilt and telescope steering wheel, power heated outside mirrors, etc. that make every Mercedes-Benz a terrific value. Combine that with fantastic performance from the 3.5L 6Cyl motor/ Automatic, and the all-weather ability of the 4-Matic all-wheel-drive system, and you have the perfect car for Colorado. This Mercedes also qualifies for our incredible Platinum Certified Bumper to Bumper Warranty, that offers more than the Mercedes CPO.Every car is fully inspected by The Import Mechanics, fully serviced, and every one is Certified and under warranty. We only offer the best vehicles available in a no-pressure, no-manager, no dealer-fee environment which has given us one of the highest return-customer rates in the industry! We accept ALL trades and part of your purchase will benefit the charity of your choice!!

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 4MATIC with Tire Pressure Warning, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Pre-collision safety system, Multi-Zone Climate Control.
Engine: 6-cylinders
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Wheel Configuration: all wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 07-16-2018

89,604 miles
Ford Focus
Dealer:   (3)
Stock# YDL315120
List:

$7,981*

Est. Loan: $149/mo

Mercedes-Benz Of Denver - Denver / Colorado

Located 3.4 miles away from Denver, CO

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2013 Ford Focus SE with Aux Audio Inputs, Rear Bench Seats, Bluetooth, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Trip Computer.
Engine: 4-cylinders
Transmission: Automated_manual
Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 08-16-2018

70,633 miles
Ford Fusion
Dealer:   (5)
Stock# 296901
List:

$11,895*

Est. Loan: $222/mo
Great Deal!
$2,129 Below Market

The Denver Collection - Denver / Colorado

Located 3.4 miles away from Denver, CO

Thanks for looking and this super clean 2015 Ford Fusion SE!! This car is a fraction of the new car price and is as nice as new!!! Financing available!! Also ask about our Flex pay balloon lease option for only $208/mth zero down WAC plus tax and fees. Calltoday!! ** The Denver Collection was founded on the belief that purchasing a vehicle should be an enjoyable experience. Gone from our dealership are the slick and sly 3 piece suit wearing sales person looking at you like shark looks at a fresh piece of meat. We DO NOT charge a Dealer Handling Fee we WILL NOT PRESSURE YOU and We DO NOT play games!!! Instead Bones Chris and Charlie handle every aspect of the purchase process for you as if you were a member of our family. From setting that first appointment to viewing our inventory inside our WAREHOUSE style showroom to completing paperwork. From start to finish Bones Chris and Charlie will walk you thru the entire no pressure no hassle process. For your convenience we have converted a 20000 sq/ft warehouse on Brighton Blvd into a climate controlled HUGE INDOOR SHOWROOM. No matter the conditions outdoors are inventory is available for your viewing fully detailed indoors!!! Our Family has been in the car business since the 1930's. As most business was done back then a handshake and our word is how we still operate today. We bring perspective vehicles to you that have been hand selected by us to meet your specific needs. Each vehicle is run through our 120 pt service ck and repairs are performed accordingly. Not only are you purchasing a vehicle but a quality vehicle at that. We handle EVERY aspect of the experience including financing and trades and payoffs. Its truly a simple and streamline process. Give us a call today at 888-324-5262 to make an appointment and start down the path of a whole new vehicle purchasing experience unlike any other. THE DENVER COLLECTION 888-324-5262 Visit The Denver Collection online at www.thedenvercollection.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 888-324-5262 today to schedule your test drive today.

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2015 Ford Fusion SE with USB Inputs, Post-collision safety system, Alarm, Aux Audio Inputs, Trip Computer.
Engine: 4-cylinders
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No

124,178 miles
Mitsubishi Eclipse
Dealer:   (2)
Stock# T6E031868
List:

$4,981*

Est. Loan: $102/mo
Fair Deal!

BMW of Denver Downtown - Denver / Colorado

Located 3.5 miles away from Denver, CO

Full power accessories, Aluminum wheels, Cloth seats, Keyless entry, Cruise control, AM/FM stereo, Power outlet, and much more!Guaranteed Carfax - No Accidents!FANTASTIC SONIC-PRICE SAVINGS, without the haggle! Why pay inflated prices when you can pay a guaranteed lowest Sonic Price right from the start?Make an appointment to see it here today! 1-855-445-0576.USED VEHICLES MAY BE SUBJECT TO UNREPAIRED MANUFACTURER RECALLS.PLEASE CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER OR A DEALER FOR THAT LINE MAKE FOR RECALLASSISTANCE/QUESTIONS OR CHECK THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONWEBSITE FOR CURRENT RECALL INFORMATION BEFORE PURCHASINGhttps://www.safercar.gov/Visit BMW of Denver Downtown at 1040 South Colorado Blvd Denver, CO 80246 today. /s/

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT with Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Rear Bench Seats, Fold Flat Rear Seats.
Engine: 6-cylinders
Transmission: Manual
Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 08-01-2018

97,762 miles
Honda Accord
No Photo Available
Dealer:   (39)
5-star dealer award recipient
Stock# T139437
List:

$6,998*

Est. Loan: $143/mo
Fair Deal!

Emich Volkswagen - Denver / Colorado

Located 3.7 miles away from Denver, CO

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2005 Honda Accord LX with Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel.
Engine: 4-cylinders
Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No

248,014 miles
Honda Civic
Dealer:   (0)
Stock# 29789
List:

$2,995*

Est. Loan: $62/mo
Fair Deal!

Lakewood Happy Motors - Lakewood / Colorado

Located 4.2 miles away from Denver, CO

Front Wheel Drive, Tires - Front On/Off Road, Tires - Rear On/Off Road, Wheel Covers, Steel Wheels, Power Steering, Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes, Intermittent Wipers, Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers, Pass-Through Rear Seat, Rear Bench Seat, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Remote Trunk Release, Rear Defrost, AM/FM Stereo, Driver Vanity Mirror, Passenger Vanity Mirror, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, Child Safety Locks

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 08-02-2018

171,829 miles
Volkswagen New Beetle
Dealer:   (0)
Stock# 4M418283
List:

$4,297*

Est. Loan: $88/mo

Carboard - Lakewood / Colorado

Located 4.3 miles away from Denver, CO

Call (720) 974-4845 for quick answers to your questions about this unitBAD CREDIT - OK! NO CREDIT - OK! FIRST TIME BUYERS - OK! Same Day FinancingBank & Credit Union Financing AvailableYOU'RE APPROVED!Extended Warranty Available!HABLAMOS ESPANOL. FINANCIAMIENTO FACIL.NO IMPORTA SU CREDITOPara mas informacion Leno ? 720-974-4845Free CarFax Vehicle History report available! For more information and to see this vehicle Please call 720-974-4845.

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS TDI with Rear Bench Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Alarm, Fold Flat Rear Seats.
Engine: 4-cylinders
Transmission: Manual
Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 09-22-2017

131,855 miles
Toyota Highlander
Dealer:   (1)
Stock# S35972
List:

$11,586*

Est. Loan: $237/mo

The Sharpest Rides - Englewood / Colorado

Located 4.4 miles away from Denver, CO

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2007 Toyota Highlander with Rear Bench Seats, Power Driver Seat, Third-row seating, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Tire Pressure Warning.
Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 06-05-2018

59,658 miles
Ford Mustang
Dealer:   (2)
Stock# 4746
List:

$10,999*

Est. Loan: $225/mo

Stapleton Motors - Commerce City / Colorado

Located 5.3 miles away from Denver, CO

Do you like to burn some rubber and turn some heads? This Mustang GT Convertible is the car to do it! This is a SALEEN Clone with many Saleen upgrades in the engine! Supercharger, Saleen exhaust manifold, and Flowmaster exhaust make this one very fast! It just wants the right driver behind the wheel! Come in today for a test drive and make your dreams come true! *CASH ONLY* *FINANCING NOT AVAILABLE ON THIS UNIT*

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2003 Ford Mustang with Soft Top, Rear Bench Seats, Power Driver Seat.
Drive Wheel Configuration: rear wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No

185,311 miles
Oldsmobile Aurora
Dealer:   (0)
Stock# c074448
List:

$658*

Est. Loan: $14/mo

Massa Auto Sales - Denver / Colorado

Located 5.4 miles away from Denver, CO

PLEASE NOTE THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD AS A TOW AWAY EITHER FOR YOU TO FIX OR AS PARTS VEHICLE. Take a look at this affordable 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora. Come on down to our dealership today to test drive and make an offer on your next vehicle.Vehicle is at our Northglenn Location 303-464-1632.

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5 with Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Leather Seats, Rear Bench Seats.
Engine: 6-cylinders
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 08-23-2017

186,790 miles
Toyota Camry Solara
Dealer:   (0)
Stock# G2160A
List:

$3,999*

Est. Loan: $82/mo
Great Deal!
$1,389 Below Market

Grand Valley Auto Lakewood - Lakewood / Colorado

Located 5.5 miles away from Denver, CO

Clean CARFAX. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!Black 2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE 2D Coupe FWD 2.4L I4 SMPI DOHC 5-SpeedAt Grand Valley Auto Sales, we have devoted ourselves to helping and serving our customers to the best of our ability. We believe the cars we offer are the highest quality and ideal for your life needs. We understand that you rely on our website for accurate information, and it is our pledge to deliver you relevant, correct, and abundant content.

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE with Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Tire Pressure Warning, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Alarm.
Engine: 4-cylinders
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 07-30-2018

117,358 miles
Honda Accord
Dealer:   (4)
Stock# V17470A
List:

$11,000*

Est. Loan: $206/mo
Fair Deal!
$424 Below Market

Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood - Lakewood / Colorado

Located 5.7 miles away from Denver, CO

One Owner, Cloth, Touch screen stereo, Backup Camera, Climate control, Power driver's seat, USB outlet, Power windows, Power locks, and much more! Stop by Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood and check out the beautiful selection of new and pre-owned vehicles with amazing pricing and financing options. Located at 8303 W. Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214 (at the intersection of W. Colfax and Carr Street).

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2013 Honda Accord Sport with Stability Control, Back-up camera, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Auto Climate Control, Alarm.
Engine: 4-cylinders
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 07-04-2018

0 miles
Ford Taurus
Dealer:   (0)
Stock# 233302
List:

$2,350*

Est. Loan: $48/mo
Great Deal!
$2,290 Below Market

Griffin Automotive - Arvada / Colorado

Located 5.7 miles away from Denver, CO

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2003 Ford Taurus SE with Rear Bench Seats.
Engine: 6-cylinders
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No

202,438 miles
Subaru Legacy
Dealer:   (0)
Stock# M257
List:

$3,998*

Est. Loan: $82/mo

Mr. Roberts Auto Sales - Denver / Colorado

Located 5.9 miles away from Denver, CO

Low mile for the year Subaru Outback limited leather seats all power options after market sterio last owner stated that the head gaskets timing belt and water pump were replace in the past 30k miles runs and drives good cheap transportation. Visit Mr Roberts Auto Sales online at www.mrrobertsinc.com and call us at 303-430-0400 today to schedule your test drive.

Features and specs:

Description: Used 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback with AWD/4WD.
Engine: 4-cylinders
Drive Wheel Configuration: all wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No

136,069 miles
Oldsmobile Alero
No Photo Available
Dealer:   (0)
Stock# b17224a
List:

$2,995*

Est. Loan: $62/mo

Just Right Motors - Cherry Hills Village / Colorado

Located 6 miles away from Denver, CO

Visit Just Right Motors to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 303-783-2188 today to schedule your test drive.

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 with Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Upgraded Engine.
Engine: 6-cylinders
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Wheel Configuration: front wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 08-17-2018

Dealer:   (0)
Stock# 179443
List:

$2,995*

Est. Loan: $62/mo
Great Deal!
$2,543 Below Market

Select Auto Group - Sheridan / Colorado

Located 6 miles away from Denver, CO

Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI, 4WD. Clean CARFAX. 2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT Magnetic Red Metallic 4WD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI Recent Arrival! Credit Union Financing available W.A.C.

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT with Heated seats, Rear Bench Seats, Power Driver Seat, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof.
Engine: 8-cylinders
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Wheel Configuration: four wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 08-09-2018

125,651 miles
Kia Sorento
Dealer:   (0)
Stock# H18564A
List:

$4,491*

Est. Loan: $92/mo

Shortline Hyundai - Aurora / Colorado

Located 6.4 miles away from Denver, CO

$700 below Kelley Blue Book! ***Just Traded In***. 4x4, CD Player, Hitch, Aluminum Wheels.INTRODUCING ONE PRICE - CAR BUYING REDEFINEDONE PRICE is our promise to you that you are getting your best price up-front with no hassle or negotiation. We believe in aggressively pricing our inventory by performing daily market analysis. This ensures that you're getting your best price up-front and with no hidden fees. It's car buying redefined.WHY BUY FROM SHORTLINE HYUNDAI?Thank you for choosing Shortline Hyundai. WHERE YOU ARE #1. With Better Selection, Better Experience and Better Deals. All of our stores are One Price meaning we provide our best price up front based on a competitive market value. Also, we do not charge dealer handling fees.EXPERTS ARE SAYINGSatisfactorily blends city-oriented comfort with off-road capability. -Edmunds.com. 4 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 4 Star Passenger Front Crash Rating.Pricing analysis performed on 8/16/2018.

Features and specs:

Description: Used 2005 Kia Sorento LX with Fold Flat Rear Seats, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Rear Bench Seats, AWD/4WD.
Engine: 6-cylinders
Transmission: Automatic
Drive Wheel Configuration: four wheel drive

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 08-15-2018

246,772 miles
Saab 9-3
Dealer:   (5)
Stock# X2030499
List:

$4,498*

Est. Loan: $92/mo

AutoNation Chevrolet North - Denver / Colorado

Located 6.4 miles away from Denver, CO

Sun/Moonroof,Rear Spoiler,STANDARD PAINTThis vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. Contact AutoNation Chevrolet North Denver today for information on dozens of vehicles like this 1999 Saab 9-3 . This vehicle is loaded with great features, plus it comes with the CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. Know exactly what you're getting when you take home this Saab 9-3 as past service records are included. This pre-owned Saab 9-3 looks like new with a clean interior that's been well-kept. The 1999 Saab 9-3 is built with pure muscle. Punch the throttle and feel the power of its torque and horsepower plant you firmly to the back of the seat. These tires look to be recently changed. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.

Listing Information:

Certified Pre-Owned: No
Listed since: 08-13-2018

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Buying used cars in Denver, CO

Save up to $25,295 on over 23,351 used cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks for sale across 561 dealers near Denver, Colorado. Edmunds has over 4,052,325 cheap new and used car, truck, and SUV listings, including makes by Mercedes-Benz, Ford and Mitsubishi Used vehicles are available in a wide range of body types and styles: Sedan, Hatchback and SUV. Prices for cheap used cars, trucks, and SUVs in the area range from $600 to $399,500 dollars. The nearest dealership is Rickenbaugh Cadillac, approximately 0.6 miles away with 125 cheap used or certified pre-owned vehicles in stock. The highest rated dealer in your area is Automotive Imports, with an average user rating of 5 and 86 used cars in stock.

Options and features available on used 's available near Denver typically include:

Features: Rear Bench Seats , Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel , Fold Flat Rear Seats , Tire Pressure Warning , Stability Control , Trip Computer , Aux Audio Inputs , Alarm , Bluetooth , AWD/4WD , Power Driver Seat , USB Inputs , Auto Climate Control , Post-collision safety system , Multi-Zone Climate Control , Back-up camera , Heated seats , Leather Seats , Sunroof/Moonroof , Parking sensors , Navigation , Upgraded Headlights , Remote Start , Power Liftgate/Trunk , Towing Hitch , Keyless Entry/Start , Electronic Folding Mirrors , Third-row seating , Mobile Internet , Blind Spot Monitoring , Crew Cab , 3500lb Towing Capacity , 10,000lb+ Towing Capacity , Automatic Emergency Braking , 6ft Bed , Cooled Seats , 6000lb Towing Capacity , Pre-collision safety system , Upgraded Stereo , Upgraded Engine , 5000lb Towing Capacity , Lane Departure Warning , 2nd Row Bucket Seats , Apple Carplay/Android Auto , Adaptive Cruise Control , 8000lb Towing Capacity , Extended Cab , 2500lb Towing Capacity , Rear Entertainment System , 360-degree camera , Heads up display , Soft Top , 8ft Bed , Hardtop , Standard Cab , 7ft Bed .

Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders , 6 cylinders , 8 cylinders , 5 cylinders , 3 cylinders , 10 cylinders , 12 cylinders .

Transmission: Automatic , Manual , Automated Manual , Direct Drive .

Fuel Type: regular unleaded , premium unleaded (required) , premium unleaded (recommended) , flex-fuel (unleaded/E85) , diesel , electric , flex-fuel (premium unleaded recommended/E85) , flex-fuel (premium unleaded required/E85) , natural gas , flex-fuel (unleaded/natural gas) .

Drivetrain: all wheel drive , four wheel drive , front wheel drive , rear wheel drive .

Edmunds offers users detailed expert ratings and reviews, pricing, consumer reviews, features and specs, interior and exterior vehicle pictures and videos, as well as special offers, gas cards, and other perks. Find your perfect used car at edmunds.com.

shopping for a used car in Denver, CO

Nestled east of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is Colorado's capital and largest city. Its elevation of 5,280 feet has led to it being dubbed "The Mile-High City." Denver remains proud of its Western roots — hence the name of its Super Bowl-winning football team, the Broncos. Yet it remains easily accessible by users of today's horseless carriages.

Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 are the two major highways that bisect the city. The former runs north-south, connecting Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to the north and Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the New Mexico communities of Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Las Cruces to the south. The latter, running east-west, connects Denver to Utah to the west and Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Baltimore to the east. I-70's business stretch passes the Colorado State Capitol and runs near Denver's central library and art museum.

Colorado Boulevard, or State Highway 2, is a major north-south road in east Denver, passing City Park, home to the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For visitors arriving by airplane, Denver International Airport is located more than 20 miles northeast of the downtown area, usually requiring a drive of at least 30 minutes.

In terms of popularity, Japanese brands dominate Colorado. The Subaru Outback is the most popular new car sold in the Centennial State. Hondas and Toyotas — both sedans and SUVs — are also in the top 10. Being the capital of a state with a thriving, diverse economy, Denver has a suitably diverse set of car dealerships. Ford, BMW and Volkswagen are among the brands sold.

Colorado's lemon law applies only to new vehicles. Motorcycles and motor homes are excluded from its provisions. The state also requires motorists to carry automobile insurance.

more about car shopping in Denver

Colorado's location in the center of the western part of the U.S. results in a significant amount of drive-through traffic, while the state's mountainous terrain and scenic views make it a popular destination spot. Interstate 70 — which takes drivers from Baltimore, Maryland, to Cove Fort, Utah, — runs through Denver, Colorado's capital city, and then connects with routes to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Thousands of cars, trucks and RVs travel this route daily, as drivers and passengers are treated to some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the country.

Although I-70 has its advantages, drivers hoping to experience the state's most interesting roads and enjoy the best scenery will want to exit the super-slab. With at least six Colorado cities calling themselves the "Gateway to the Rockies," road-trippers can be assured of spectacular views driving almost anywhere in the state.

Must-drive routes, especially for first-time visitors, are the roads through Rocky Mountain National Park, northwest of Boulder. The park straddles the Continental Divide and offers neverending mountain views, as well as a variety of wildlife, thick forests and mountain tundra. In the summer, a convertible would be the ideal vehicle to make the most of the scenery, although a minivan would be a good option, as would a sedan or coupe with a sunroof. But summers can be short in the Rockies, so at other times of the year an SUV or other four-wheel-drive model might be a practical choice.

With many mountain roads closed in winter, and others often barely passable, it should come as no surprise that the most popular vehicles sold in Colorado are four-wheelers. No. 1 in sales is the Subaru Outback, which last year unseated the Ford F-150 pickup for the top spot. Other big sellers in the Centennial State include the Subaru Forester, Toyota Highlander, Honda CR-V and Subaru Legacy. Of the top 10 sellers in the state, the only one available strictly as a two-wheel-drive model is the Honda Accord. Even in Denver, where the climate is a bit milder and the streets are cleared regularly, the biggest seller is the all-wheel-drive Subaru Legacy.

The multi-state Summit Automotive Partners, headquartered in Denver, is one of the largest auto groups in the area, with brands that include Buick, Dodge, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Subaru and Toyota. AutoNation, the largest automotive retailer in the country, is another strong presence in Colorado, representing such brands as Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Ram and Subaru. Two notable Colorado auto dealerships are John Elway Chevrolet in Englewood and John Elway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Greeley, both owned by the former Denver Broncos star quarterback.

New vehicles registered in many Colorado counties are exempt from emissions testing for their first seven years. After that, an emissions test is required every two years, but for vehicles manufactured in 1981 or earlier, a two-speed idle test must be performed annually. In addition, an emissions test is required any time a vehicle changes hands. Safety inspections are not mandatory, although an emissions inspection station may fail a vehicle if it is deemed unsafe.