Pontiac Aztek, Dodge Magnum Gain Traction with Young Buyers

Cars that weren’t particularly popular when they were sold are finding new life on the used car market.

According to a recent report from Edmunds.com, six of the top 10 used cars sold to Millennials from January through June 2015 are no longer in production.

Topping the list is the Dodge Magnum, which had 27.6 percent Millennial buyers. Other cars finding new life with Millennials include the Chrysler Pacifica (27.3 percent), Subaru WRX (26.4 percent), Chevrolet Trailblazer (25.9 percent), Volkswagen R32 (25.7 percent), Pontiac Aztek (25.5 percent), Nissan GT-R (25.4 percent), Saturn Outlook (25.3 percent), Dodge Durango (24.8 percent) and Lexus IS-F (24.7 percent). The analysis found that the industry average of models sold to Millennials was 16.8 percent.

The Pontiac Aztek is one of the more peculiar cars on the list and actually had the highest rate of Millennial used car buyers in 2010. Some attribute the success of the Aztek’s revival to its appearance in the hit television series Breaking Bad.

The research also found that Millennials made up about 20 percent of all used minivan purchases, 17.3 of all used sedan purchases and 15.8 of all used coupe purchases. Popular minivans among Millennial buyers include the Volkswagen Routan (24.6 percent), Nissan Quest (23.9 percent) and Honda Odyssey (23.6 percent).

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