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Anyone shopping for a preowned car is probably going to notice that there are an awful lot of sedans available, and that’s for good reason. A lot of new cars sold are from the sedan category, so it’s inevitable that a good percentage of those will be sold or traded in within a few years. The sedan is among the most popular kinds of cars around the world because they’re versatile cars, which makes them especially useful for owners, and they’re pretty easy for auto manufacturers to customize, even if there’s not much that can be done to spruce up the boxy basic shape. Four-door sedans are large enough for the average consumer, with designated spots for passengers and cargo. And once auto manufacturers have the basic sedan structure in place – four doors, along with three pillars on each side to support the roof – a sedan’s drivetrain and interior are blank slates, so the sedan can be dressed up or pared down to suit the tastes and budget of that particular model’s target market. And of course, the auto manufacturers don’t stick to just one model of sedan. Most of the top manufacturers have several different sedans in the lineup at any given time, to appeal to as wide of an audience as possible.

With a ton of new sedans on the market, it’s good news for people who are shopping used. Not only will there simply be more cars available, there will be a lot more variety. Since auto manufacturers can make a sedan that fits into more than one category (for example, performance cars, luxury cars, economy cars and hybrids can all easily fit the four-door profile) there are used sedans that fit all kinds of tastes and budgets. Finding a used 4-door car is competitive for the seller, whether the car is privately owned or on a dealership lot, and the more competitive it is for the seller, the easier it is for a buyer to get a good deal on a preowned sedan.