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171,375 miles
Toyota Avalon
No Photo Available
used 2000
Toyota Avalon
Dealer:   (0)
0.5 mi away
Stock# U092484R
List:

$4,595*

Est. Loan: $94/mo

BMW Seattle - Seattle / Washington

Located 0.5 miles away from Seattle, WA

EPA 29 MPG Hwy/21 MPG City! XLS trim, LUNAR MIST MET exterior and LA12 interior. Heated Leather Seats, Sunroof, Dual Zone A/C, Premium Sound System, OPTION PKG 7, PWR MOONROOF. KEY FEATURES INCLUDEPremium Sound System, Dual Zone A/C Remote Trunk Release, Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Bucket Seats, 4-Wheel ABS. OPTION PACKAGESOPTION PKG 7 heated pwr leather trimmed seats w/driver memory, P205/60R16 tires w/aluminum wheels, dual color-keyed heated pwr outside mirrors w/memory, 6-disc in-dash CD changer, PWR MOONROOF tilt/slide feature. Toyota XLS with LUNAR MIST MET exterior and LA12 interior features a V6 Cylinder Engine with 210 HP at 5800 RPM*. EXPERTS REPORTGreat Gas Mileage: 29 MPG Hwy. VISIT US TODAYWe have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Feel free to browse our inventory online at www.bmwseattle.com or come visit our NEW 300,000 Square foot LEED Certified facility! Plus sales tax, title and license. A negotiable documentary service fee up to $150 may be added. Price contains all applicable dealer incentives and non-limited factory rebates. You may qualify for additional rebates; see dealer for details.

125,046 miles
Toyota Corolla
used 2006
Toyota Corolla
CE
Dealer:   (8)
1 mi away
Stock# 181498A
List:

$5,000*

Est. Loan: $102/mo
Fair Deal!
$464 Below Market

Toyota of Seattle - Seattle / Washington

Located 1 miles away from Seattle, WA

Toyota of Seattle is Proud to offer this. 2006 Toyota Corolla CE Phantom Gray Pearl New Price! Complete Interior & Exterior Auto Detail, Dual front impact airbags, Front wheel independent suspension, Outside temperature display, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat. Odometer is 38272 miles below market average! www.toyotaofseattle.com - 206.382.4300 Excellent selection of New and Used Vehicles, Financing Options, serving the greater Seattle Metropolitan area. *All vehicles are one of each. A dealer documentary service fee of up to $150 may be added to the sale price or capitalized cost. All offers expire on close of business day. All financing is subject to credit approval. All new vehicle's One Price include dealer discount and customer cash (if applicable). CUSTOMER CASH OFFER MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH APR OR LEASE OFFERS. See Toyota of Seattle for details. Price excludes tax, title and license. Interest rate (of which the dealer may retain a portion) is negotiable. Any agreement is subject to execution of contract documents. Every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data. Before purchasing a vehicle, please verify any information, accessories, equipment and/or price in question with a dealership sales consultant prior to the sale of this vehicle. **Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

140,802 miles
Honda CR-V
used 2003
Honda CR-V
EX
Dealer:   (5)
1.1 mi away
Stock# P6039
List:

$7,500*

Est. Loan: $153/mo

Honda of Seattle - Seattle / Washington

Located 1.1 miles away from Seattle, WA

Honda of Seattle is pleased to offer this. 2003 Honda CR-V EX Satin Silver Metallic New Price! Clean CARFAX. Sunroof / Moonroof / Panoramic / Roof, AWD / 4x4 / Four Wheel Drive, Complete Interior & Exterior Auto Detail, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, CD player, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Four wheel independent suspension, Panic alarm, Power door mirrors, Power moonroof, Power windows, Remote keyless entry, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat. 26/22 Highway/City MPG** www.hondaofseattle.com - 206.382.8800 Excellent selection of Used Vehicles, Financing Options, serving the greater Seattle Metropolitan area. All vehicles are one of each. A dealer documentary service fee of up to $150 may be added to the sale price or capitalized cost. All offers expire on close of business day. All financing is subject to credit approval. All new vehicle's One Price include dealer discount. Prices exclude tax, title and license. Interest rate (of which the dealer may retain a portion) is negotiable. Any agreement is subject to execution of contract documents. Every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data. Before purchasing a vehicle, please verify any information, accessories, equipment and/or price in question with a dealership sales consultant prior to the sale of this vehicle. **Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

3,291 miles
Audi R8
Stock Photo**
used 2017
Audi R8
V10 quattro
Dealer:   (0)
1.1 mi away
Stock# 13444C
List:

Not Listed

Maserati of Seattle - Seattle / Washington

Located 1.1 miles away from Seattle, WA

89,713 miles
Lexus LS 460
used 2008
Lexus LS 460
Base
Dealer:   (9)
1.1 mi away
Stock# 7341PA
List:

$16,999*

Est. Loan: $310/mo
Fair Deal!
Special Offer + Perks

Mercedes-Benz of Seattle - Seattle / Washington

Located 1.1 miles away from Seattle, WA

Keyless Start, Traction Control, Stability Control, Rear Wheel Drive, Tires - Front Performance, Tires - Rear Performance, Aluminum Wheels, Conventional Spare Tire, Power Steering, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS, Brake Assist, Sun/Moonroof, Generic Sun/Moonroof, HID headlights, Automatic Headlights, Fog Lamps, Daytime Running Lights, Heated Mirrors, Power Mirror(s), Mirror Memory, Power Folding Mirrors, Intermittent Wipers, Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers, Rain Sensing Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Driver Seat, Power Passenger Seat, Bucket Seats, Heated Front Seat(s), Driver Adjustable Lumbar, Passenger Adjustable Lumbar, Seat Memory, Floor Mats, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Leather Steering Wheel, Trip Computer, Tire Pressure Monitor, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Keyless Entry, Engine Immobilizer, Cruise Control, Security System, Universal Garage Door Opener, AM/FM Stereo, CD Changer, CD Player, Premium Sound System, MP3 Player, Auxiliary Audio Input, Climate Control, Multi-Zone A/C, Rear Defrost, Power Outlet, Woodgrain Interior Trim, Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror, Driver Vanity Mirror, Passenger Vanity Mirror, Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror, Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror, Front Reading Lamps, Rear Reading Lamps, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag Sensor, Front Side Air Bag, Front Head Air Bag, Rear Head Air Bag, Knee Air Bag, Child Safety Locks, Emergency Trunk Release

197,000 miles
Mitsubishi Lancer
used 2005
Mitsubishi Lancer
ES
Dealer:   (0)
1.2 mi away
Stock# Syfp51b2G
List:

$2,149*

Est. Loan: $44/mo
Good Deal!

Tred - Seattle / Washington

Located 1.2 miles away from Seattle, WA

This 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer is an affordable, reliable sedan that's built to last. The Lancer is a compelling alternative to the more bland Civic or Camry. It gets an estimated 22/28 mpg city/highway which make it a great commuter car or daily driver. This car has been very well maintained, and the CARFAX report is completely clean with no damage or accidents. The seller also notes gaskets, timing belt and battery were all recently replaced!

22,600 miles
smart fortwo
used 2015
smart fortwo
pure coupe
Dealer:   (0)
1.6 mi away
Stock# 13147
List:

$6,500*

Est. Loan: $122/mo
Good Deal!
$703 Below Market
+ Perks

Paramount Motors NW - Seattle / Washington

Located 1.6 miles away from Seattle, WA

One owner lease return, 22k miles, Black exterior on Black interior, automatic transmission, 3cyl gas engine, AM/FM stereo, keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, balance of manufacturers warranty until December 2018 or 50k miles, non smoker, Carfax certified, trades welcome.

58,211 miles
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Stock Photo**
used 2011
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Work Truck
Dealer:   (4)
4.3 mi away
Stock# U10564
List:

$12,941*

Est. Loan: $242/mo
Fair Deal!
$691 Below Market
Special Offer + Perks

University Mazda - Seattle / Washington

Located 4.3 miles away from Seattle, WA

Clean CARFAX. Black 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck RWD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive Vortec 4.3L V6 MPI Clean Carfax, Local Trade, 17 x 7.5 6-Lug Chrome-Styled Steel Wheels, Air Conditioning, AM/FM Stereo w/Seek & Scan/Digital Clock, Delay-off headlights, Dual front impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Front 40/20/40 Split-Bench Seat, Front Center Armrest w/Storage, Fully automatic headlights, Occupant sensing airbag, Overhead console, Passenger door bin, Rear step bumper, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control.Recent Arrival! Odometer is 36122 miles below market average!See Us Today at University Mazda!Reviews:* Smooth and quiet ride; comfortable seats; powerful V8 options; comprehensive standard safety equipment. Source: Edmunds

20,192 miles
Volkswagen Jetta
Stock Photo**
used 2014
Volkswagen Jetta
S
Dealer:   (0)
4.5 mi away
Stock# 177652A
List:

$11,991*

Est. Loan: $224/mo
Fair Deal!
$392 Below Market
Special Offer + Perks

University Volkswagen - Seattle / Washington

Located 4.5 miles away from Seattle, WA

141,272 miles
BMW 3 Series
used 2002
BMW 3 Series
325Ci
Dealer:   (8)
6.7 mi away
Stock# 21712A
List:

$5,550*

Est. Loan: $114/mo
Fair Deal!

Lexus of Bellevue - Bellevue / Washington

Located 6.7 miles away from Seattle, WA

New Price! 10 Speakers, 16 x 7 5 Spoke Alloy (Styling 43) Wheels, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, AM/FM Stereo/CD Audio System, Brake assist, Leatherette Upholstery, Power passenger seat, Speed-Sensitive Wipers.Clean CARFAX.Features:Come to www.lexusofbellevue.com To See Our Specials!! Call us at 425-533-2147 for Help with any of our departments. Enjoy a seamless, transparent luxury buying experience at Lexus of Bellevue and Lexus Plus. A dealer documentary service fee in an amount up to one hundred and fifty dollars may be added to the sale price or capitalized cost.

88,915 miles
Jeep Patriot
used 2010
Jeep Patriot
Sport Fleet
Dealer:   (12)
6.8 mi away
Stock# AD649521
List:

$8,711*

Est. Loan: $178/mo
+ Perks

AutoNation Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Bellevue - Bellevue / Washington

Located 6.8 miles away from Seattle, WA

CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSAXLE II,PWR EQUIPMENT GROUP,SPEED CONTROL,16 X 6.5 STYLED STEEL WHEELS,2.4L DOHC 16V I4 DUAL-VVT ENGINE,26D CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG,BRILLIANT BLACK CRYSTAL PEARL,DARK SLATE GRAY; CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS,P205/70R16 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRESThis 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. *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.

95,484 miles
Chevrolet HHR
used 2006
Chevrolet HHR
LT
Dealer:   (7)
6.8 mi away
Stock# 6S547412
List:

$5,802*

Est. Loan: $119/mo
+ Perks

AutoNation Ford Bellevue - Bellevue / Washington

Located 6.8 miles away from Seattle, WA

ENGINE; ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC; 4-CYLINDER; SFI; (172 HP [128.3 kW] @ 6200 rpm; 162 lb-ft [218.7 N-m] @ 5000 rpm)This 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. *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.

134,785 miles
Lincoln MKX
used 2007
Lincoln MKX
Base
Dealer:   (6)
6.8 mi away
Stock# 7BJ05789
List:

$6,895*

Est. Loan: $141/mo
Good Deal!
$2,429 Below Market

AutoNation Volvo Cars Bellevue - Bellevue / Washington

Located 6.8 miles away from Seattle, WA

Leather Seats,HEATED FRONT SEATS,REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM,All Wheel Drive,3.5L DOHC 4V V6 DURATEC ENGINE,6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION,CLEARCOAT 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 back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. You can find this 2007 Lincoln MKX and many others like it at Autonation Volvo Bellevue. This Lincoln includes: 3.5L DOHC 4V V6 DURATEC ENGINE (STD) V6 Cylinder Engine Gasoline Fuel *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. This AWD-equipped vehicle will handle beautifully on any terrain and in any weather condition your may find yourself in. The benefits of driving an all wheel drive vehicle, such as this Lincoln MKX, include superior acceleration, improved steering, and increased traction and stability. In addition to being well-cared for, this Lincoln MKX has very low mileage making it a rare find. Added comfort with contemporary style is the leather interior to heighten the quality and craftsmanship for the Lincoln MKX Pre-owned doesn't have to mean used. The clean interior of this Lincoln MKX makes it one of the nicest you'll find. A perfect find to complement any rare automotive collection. This beautiful lass will turn heads everywhere she goes. More information about the 2007 Lincoln MKX: The 2007 Lincoln MKX brings the distinctive Lincoln personality and traditional American luxury style and mates it with a modern crossover vehicle shape, making the look and feel, especially inside, a bit different than most other crossover vehicles. The 3.5L V6 has a roomy interior, decent fuel economy, and a full roster of safety features, making it a very practical choice, too. This model sets itself apart with ride and comfort, Roomy interior, available luxury features., and unique styling *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.

51,155 miles
Cadillac Escalade
Stock Photo**
used 2015
Cadillac Escalade
Luxury
Dealer:   (1)
6.8 mi away
Stock# SD12331A
List:

Not Listed

Chevrolet of Bellevue - Bellevue / Washington

Located 6.8 miles away from Seattle, WA

80,028 miles
BMW Z4
used 2003
BMW Z4
2.5i
Dealer:   (0)
6.8 mi away
Stock# 5519
List:

$11,990*

Est. Loan: $245/mo
Special Offer + Perks

Bellevue Auto House - Bellevue / Washington

Located 6.8 miles away from Seattle, WA

**CLEAN CARFAX** Local trade in, Very low miles, Premium, Sport and convenience package, Heated seats, Power soft top, Xenon headlights, Dual power seats, Sport button, Sport suspension, 17 inch turbine alloy wheels, 5 speed manual, Will not last at this price...Award winning Member of the Better Business Bureau with A+ rating. We are known for our large inventory of pre-owned luxury automobiles. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business.

84,543 miles
Honda Pilot
Stock Photo**
used 2011
Honda Pilot
EX-L
Dealer:   (7)
6.9 mi away
Stock# SD13125A
List:

Not Listed

Cadillac of Bellevue - Bellevue / Washington

Located 6.9 miles away from Seattle, WA

93,240 miles
INFINITI EX35
used 2008
INFINITI EX35
Journey
Dealer:   (0)
7 mi away
Stock# 6157A
List:

$12,591*

Est. Loan: $257/mo
Fair Deal!
$291 Below Market
Special Offer + Perks

INFINITI Of Bellevue - Bellevue / Washington

Located 7 miles away from Seattle, WA

42,915 miles
Audi A5
used 2011
Audi A5
2.0T Premium quattro
Dealer:   (9)
7 mi away
Stock# BA016685
List:

$15,885*

Est. Loan: $289/mo
Fair Deal!
$1,059 Below Market
+ Perks

Porsche Bellevue - Bellevue / Washington

Located 7 miles away from Seattle, WA

Panoramic Roof,Leather Seats,ICE SILVER METALLIC,Navigation System,Keyless Start,Bluetooth Connection,All Wheel Drive,BLACK; LEATHER SEATING SURFACESThis 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. Thank you for your interest in one of Porsche Bellevue's online offerings. Please continue for more information regarding this 2011 Audi A5 2.0T Prestige with 42,915 miles. When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. No matter the weather conditions or terrain, this Ice Silver Metallic AWD Audi A5 handles with an elegant confidence. Fine interior appointments complement this vehicle's unprecedented performance. You can tell this 2011 Audi A5 has been pampered by the fact that it has less than 42,915 miles and appears with a showroom shine. Pre-owned doesn't have to mean used. The clean interior of this Audi A5 makes it one of the nicest you'll find. The 2011 Audi A5 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. Why go with a basic vehicle when you can have it all in this well-optioned Audi A5? Marked by excellent quality and features with unmistakable refined leather interior that added value and class to the Audi A5 Time is money, and thanks to the navigation system on this Audi A5, you'll be spending a whole lot less time getting to your destination. More information about the 2011 Audi A5: With both coupe and Cabriolet models, the Audi A5 and S5 hit the target on design and styling, and both the A5 and S5 are quite possibly the two of the best-looking touring cars inside and out. Interior comfort and ride quality are top notch, with the coupe making an especially good long-distance cruiser for two. Audi says that the A5 and S5 Cabriolet models have best-in-class trunk space. This model sets itself apart with Styling and design, ride comfort, beautiful, well-appointed interior, performance in the S5 model, all-weather quattro traction, and fuel-efficiency in the 2.0 model *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.

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Buying used cars in Seattle, WA

Save up to $500 on over 40,484 used cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks for sale across 759 dealers near Seattle, Washington. Edmunds has over 5,428,514 cheap new and used car, truck, and SUV listings, including makes by Toyota, Honda and Audi Used vehicles are available in a wide range of body types and styles: Sedan, SUV and Coupe. Prices for cheap used cars, trucks, and SUVs in the area range from $577 to $625,000 dollars. The nearest dealership is BMW Seattle, approximately 0.467 miles away with 111 cheap used or certified pre-owned vehicles in stock. The highest rated dealer in your area is BMW Seattle, with an average user rating of 5 and 64 used cars in stock.

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

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

The Northwest is one of the most beautiful parts of the U.S., making the port cities of Seattle and Tacoma popular road-trip destinations. The major north-south route to the region is Interstate 5, and travelers from the east most likely arrive via I-90. Situated on Puget Sound and lying between the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascade Range to the east, the area offers enough breathtaking scenery to make the trip a worthwhile adventure whether you're exploring in a convertible, family sedan or a fully loaded minivan.

Driving in Seattle may not always be a relaxing experience. It's full of hills, narrow streets, lots of bicyclists and sometimes brutal rush-hour traffic, which can be exacerbated by the frequent rain. But the museums, cultural attractions, lively music scene, historic architecture and seafood restaurants make it worth the effort.

Tacoma, 30 miles south, has a completely different vibe. The pace is slower, but there's an understated vitality to the city, which includes unique shops, historic attractions, quirky cafes and a host of music venues. Tacoma is bordered by miles of beaches and waterfront parks, and situated at the foot of Mount Rainier, it treats visitors to some awesome scenery.

For road-trippers, the entire area is packed with scenic drives, such as the Cascade Valleys Heritage Corridor, a 28-mile route that includes views of forests, rivers, lakes, mountains and waterfalls. A longer option at up to 329 miles is the Olympic Peninsula Loop, which circles Olympic National Park and National Forest and provides such spectacular landscapes as rain forests and snow-capped peaks and views of the Pacific Ocean.

more about car shopping in Washington

Why, yes, you can get good Internet access in the home state of Microsoft, as some 93 percent of Washington has some degree of electronic connectivity, making it the 13th most connected state in the country. This is probably a good thing because the likelihood of spending time indoors in Washington is pretty strong. The big storms that blow down from Alaska make weather a daily topic of conversation, especially in the vicinity of Seattle, where 60 percent of the population is centered and which gets 37 inches of rain per year. Perhaps it's not a coincidence that Seattle is also the home of a sizable industry in outdoor clothing. As the locals like to say, there is no bad weather, only bad clothes.

Washington is a lot like California in the way it packages a wide variety of environments. To the west, the Olympic Peninsula features a couple of genuine rain forests, and this is a reminder that tires that can cut through deep rain puddles without aquaplaning are a useful part of the program while driving here, especially for pickup trucks. The area around Puget Sound faces the same challenges, so the locals who work in high tech, aircraft manufacturing, the ports or on family farms prefer the reassurance of full-time all-wheel drive, even if a summer camping trip to Mount Rainier or Mount Baker is the only challenge on the calendar. The Cascade Mountains are often deep in snow in the winter and sometimes freezing besides, so four-wheel drive delivers dependable mobility, even if you're just going cross-country skiing in the Methow Valley. Yakima is home to the famous Washington apples, not to mention part of this state's booming wine industry (second in the country only to California), so carrying capacity is a practical necessity. Spokane to the east is a hard-working timber town, but the nearby mountains of Idaho beckon crossovers to weekend recreation. To the southeast, the arid plains ripple with grain, and it's good to have a heavy-duty truck that has a useful amount of towing capacity.

Thanks to its lucrative high-tech industry, Seattle is one of the few places in the country where you can literally see every brand of exotic sports car on a daily basis, so it's no surprise that this is where you come if you want to buy something snappy right off the dealer's lot. At the same time, the people of Washington are very cosmopolitan, so a variety of brands seem to be available almost everywhere. Edmunds-affiliated Premier car dealerships can be found throughout the state. Like most states, Washington has a so-called lemon law that protects buyers of new vehicles by enforcing the manufacturer's expressed warranty. An inspection of air emissions equipment every two years is required for renewing vehicle registration for most of Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish and Spokane counties. Though many Washington roads are particularly enjoyable to drive, especially those in farm or timber country, speed limits are often lower than you expect, perhaps in deference to changing winter weather.