Location matters: Used car shopping in these Houston-area cities will save you money

You could save money on a used car - or you could lose money - in these Texas cities. Richardson (No. 1 most affordable in Texas)$780 lower than average Photo: Google Earth

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You could save money on a used car – or you could lose money – in these Texas cities. 

Richardson (No. 1 most affordable in Texas)
$780 lower than average

You could save money on a used car – or you could lose money – in these Texas cities. 

Richardson (No. 1 most affordable in Texas)
$780 lower than average

Houston is the 20th most affordable city in Texas for used car shoppers, according to a new study released by the website Autolist.com.

And, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the most affordable car in Houston, with prices $1,671 lower than the statewide average.

Other makes and models that are extra-affordable in Houston include the Volvo XC60, Porsche Cayman, Porsche 911 and Ford Transit Cargo.

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Some cities in the Houston area offer even more bang for your buck, with expected car prices as low as $609 less than those in other cities in Texas.

In other Houston suburbs, you could pay as much as $664 over the statewide average.

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Media: WochIt Media

Autolist uses data from historical car listings, dating back to 2012, and active listings on major car sales websites across the internet, according to the study’s methodology report.

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The website, based in San Francisco, publishes data-driven studies about consumer attitudes about car purchases and vehicle pricing trends, said Alex Klein, vice president of data science.

Houston shoppers can save between $1,534 and $1,154 on the above vehicles.

Click through the slideshow to see how used car prices differ from the statewide average in Texas cities, ranked from low to high. 

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