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How Do They Come Up With Used Car Prices?

Friday  03:06,   10 february 2017

Pricing is one of the great mysteries of the used car world. How are they set? What’s the difference in the terms you hear – Blue Book, retail, trade-in, or wholesale? There are lots of factors involved, but it comes down to this: The market... >>>

What Are Current Auto Loan Rates?

Wednesday  22:05,   01 february 2017

It has been all over the news, interest rates are going up. But what does that mean for car shoppers? Do you need to look at less expensive cars, or run out and buy one today to avoid the rise? Truth is, there’s no need to panic. Though it appears... >>>

Maybe You Shouldn't Actually Buy That New Blue Car

Wednesday  00:05,   18 january 2017

Turns out, there's a strong correlation between car color and value.Recently, consumer protection attorney and R&T contributor Steve Lehto looked over the results of a new AutoList study that compared car color and selling price, and the results >>>

7 Good Reasons to Shop for Car Insurance in 2017

Monday  22:05,   16 january 2017

Car insurance is meant to provide protection from a large financial burden in the event of a crash, but how do you avoid paying too much for coverage? "Shop around for car insurance" may be an insurance cliché, but it's still the best advice on... >>>

Car History Report: Which One Is Right for You?

Tuesday  21:06,   10 january 2017

You may think you’re ready to buy a used car, but have you checked its past? You may think you’re ready to buy a used car, but have you checked its... >>>

10 Places With the Highest Rates of Car Theft in the US

Thursday  00:50,   05 january 2017

Living in these metro areas may require more work to give you peace of mind about your car's security.The U.S. News Best Places Data Drill Down, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that sheds light on multiple data points to... >>>

Car Salesman Confidential: What You Need to Bring

Friday  22:20,   23 december 2016

The Trade-In Would Be Good. Oh, And Your Downpayment. Definitely That.One Saturday a young couple drove all the way from a little town to buy a new car. We went through the whole process, from the meet 'n' greet to the needs analysis to the test... >>>

Upside Down Car Loan? Consider Leasing

Tuesday  20:05,   20 december 2016

Bad financial habits (or bad luck) can put any consumer in a rut that’s hard to break out of. And it’s easy to find yourself in a situation where you owe more on your car than it’s worth. If you need a new car, but are so financially stuck that you... >>>

Buying An "As-Is" Used Car Is About to Be Less Confusing

Thursday  21:10,   15 december 2016

An important change to the buyer's guide.As anyone who has ever car shopped in the U.S. knows, "Buyer's Guides" are affixed to the windows of cars sitting on car lots. The Buyer's Guide explicitly points out whether the car comes "AS-IS NO... >>>

Best Black Friday Car Deals for 2016

Wednesday  20:24,   14 december 2016

The airwaves are abuzz with door-busting Black Friday deals on the latest gizmos and gadgets, but if you're looking for colossal savings, check out the offers at your local car dealerships. ConsuThe airwaves are abuzz with door-busting Black... >>>

Car Salesman Confidential: 7 Tips for the First-Time Buyer

Wednesday  20:23,   14 december 2016

Overnight Prep Does Not Make For A Successful First PurchaseEverybody remembers their first... >>>

It's Time to Reconsider Buying a Pickup Truck

Wednesday  03:35,   07 december 2016

Better fuel economy begins with choosing the right vehicle.Welcome to the real world, Prius Man. As Alexander Newton once said, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." As in, you need to carry more things, so you get a larger... >>>

The Road to Ruin: Potholes Are Costing Drivers $66 Billion a Year

Wednesday  00:56,   02 november 2016

Anyone who has spent any time in a car recently knows that America’s roads are a mess. Research Research New Used New & Used Make (e.g. Mazda) Model (e.g. CX-5) And anyone who follow politics knows why: Repairing those creaking bridges and crumbling >>>

Passing down the family car? Ask these 7 questions

Wednesday  00:49,   02 november 2016

Passing down the family car? Ask these 7 questions It's a longstanding tradition among many American families: Mom and Dad buy a new car for themselves, then turn their old one over to a teenage son or daughter rather than sell it or trade it... >>>

Best insurance coverage for your car's age

Wednesday  00:49,   02 november 2016

Best insurance coverage for your car's ageWhy buy a new car when you can fix the old one and -- here's an added bonus -- pay less for insurance,... >>>