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Rowan County ranked sixth most affordable place to buy used cars

Rowan County has been ranked the sixth most affordable place to buy a used vehicle in the state, according to Autolist.com.

Autolist.com, an automotive buyer intelligence firm, released its 2016 Most Affordable Areas study on Tuesday.

The study drew from more than 79 million vehicles and 4.5 billion unique data points across vehicles of all makes and models nationwide. The study showed that used vehicles in Rowan County are, on average, $454 less than the North Carolina average.

The Ford F-150 was the most affordable vehicle in the county, with prices about $1,700 below the state average.

Other vehicles that topped the affordability list for the county were the GMC Acadia, Nissan Rogue, GMC Terrain and the Ford Explorer.

The top five most affordable locations in the state were Edgecombe County, with average prices $1,461 below the state average; Pender County, with prices $1,044 below the state average; Mecklenburg County, $773 below the state average, Alleghany County, $497 below the state average; and Granville County, $465 below the state average.

Autolist.com ranked North Carolina as the 19th most affordable place to buy a car in the country, with average prices $40 below the national average.

The most affordable vehicles in the state included the Ram Pickup 1500, Jeep Renegade, Dodge Durango, Cadillac CTS and Chevrolet Impala.

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