If you are looking to flip cars quickly for profit, you naturally want to choose the vehicles that will yield the best return. The 10 cars on this list give you the best chance to score a big payday with a single flip.
Depending on where you live and your budget the cars we would buy, fix and sell for a profit are the Honda CR-Z, Citroën C1 and Crystler Ypsilon. Here you might very well find some easy return on your investment.
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Let’s have a look at the whole top 10 list over easy vehicles to flip:
1. Honda CR-Z
One of the most popular Hondas of its time, there are plenty of these cars and they remain popular on the resale market, making them a perfect candidate for flipping. First introduced back in 2010, these two-door hybrid coupes come with 91kW electric motors and are able to go from 0 to 60 in 11 seconds, which is pretty good for a car of this kind. It can reach a top speed of 124 mph as well, which is also pretty good for a hybrid coupe of this kind. In fact, it’s the hybrid nature of this model that makes it such an enduringly popular choice. Big diesel engines aren’t nearly as popular as they used to be given their gas-guzzling eco-harming nature, making this a more eco-friendly cost-effective alternative.
2. Citroën C1 to 4
Each of the models in this line of cars from Citroen can potentially be valuable for those looking to flip cars for a quick payday. If you have ever looked at models from Toyota such as the Aygo, these are similar. They are old enough that the earlier models often have a few hiccups here and there, but nothing that can’t be fixed with a quick trip to the garage and often nothing so severe as to limit profits. The C4 model is still recent enough to command a decent price, and all four models offer a fair amount of space for families.
3. Chrysler Ypsilon
This is another bargain model, and one which can be counted as an inexpensive larger car that can be flipped to those looking for an affordable family vehicle. In fact, there is a slight trick to flipping this model – emphasizing the fact that it was short-lived. The law of supply and demand thus favors you. There are not too many of these cars relative to other Chryslers, which means that you can charge more for those that still exist.
4. Dacia Sandero Stepway
This is one of the more affordable SUV flipping options. It is especially popular in the UK, so if you’re looking to flip cars across the Pond, this may be a good choice. It is simple, compact, and reasonably durable for its price range, though there are upgraded versions available. These simple and more advanced versions give you different versions to offer when flipping so as to set different prices and profit options.
5. Ford Grand Tourneo Connect
A lot of the cars on this list are here in part because they have bled a good deal of their original value over the years. In fairness, that’s the case for most cars – and yet it hasn’t proven to be the case thus far with the Ford Grand Tourneo Connect, or at least not to the same extent. One of the big reasons for that is the fact that this car is quite easy to convert for wheelchair access. If you know anyone in need of wheelchair access in vehicles, you know how much of a hassle that can be for everyone involved, especially the person in the wheelchair. However, this model has a motobility scheme that allows it to be converted with ease, making it still valuable to those requiring a car with wheelchair access.
6. Fiat 500
This is by far the most luxurious car on this list. You don’t often hear about sports cars in connection with flipping because their luxurious nature means they tend to cost more, which obviously makes it harder to turn a profit. That makes models such as the Fiat 500 feel more exclusive on the flipping market, as though they were a “rare find,” thereby aiding their value.
7. Jeep Patriot
Vehicles with four-wheel drive are always in demand. However, they also tend to be on the expensive side, making the Jeep Patriot yet another case of a vehicle that’s great for flipping because it can feel more exclusive for used car buyers. They may not be expecting to be able to buy a vehicle with four-wheel drive or the kind of 2.4 liter non-diesel option. That latter feature makes it more fuel efficient and thus more cost-efficient as well, thereby helping it retain some of its value.
8. Volvo XC40
This Swedish 4×4 is on the compact side, but has made a big splash in the European market, winning several plaudits, including European Car of the Year in 2018. It also won the gong by being named the Game Changer of the 2018 Autocar Awards. It is also another choice that comes with good fuel economy, making it one of the best SUVs on the resale and car flipping market in the UK.
9. Skoda Karoq
This is one of the newer options on this list, and yet it is already establishing itself as a car flipping favorite. It is another example of a compact SUV being favored by used car buyers, and like other car flipping favorites on this list, it has good fuel economy. US buyers should be aware that this is also a model that has proven to be profitable across the Pond as it has quickly become a fixture on the UK resale market.
10. Ford C-Max
While the demand for family SUVs has gone up, demand for family MPVs has gone down – with this major exception. The Ford C-Max has proven to be one of the faster selling seven seaters on the resale market. It’s a great example of a 4×4 that can run on unleaded gas, and has continued to be a hit with customers looking for an affordable family vehicle.
Each of these cars has proven to be a strong choice for those looking to make a quick profit flipping used cars on the resale market.