Buying a Used Car: What Questions Should You Ask?

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Buying a used car is often a fun and exciting process, but it’s important to realize that this excitement can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s easy (if you’re like me) to find yourself giddy at the prospect of picking up a new car, but on the other … Read more

Good Deal or Not: Fleet Vehicles

Shoppers of used cars tend to buy from private sellers or car dealers, but there is another option that might be worth considering: a fleet vehicle. Fleet vehicles are those that were purchased or leased by a business or government agency and used on a regular basis. Taxis, police cars, … Read more

Should I Buy a Car Now or Wait?

A new car, truck, SUV or van may be in your future. Besides reviewing cars on a regular basis — typically one or two new models week after week — I regularly dispense advice to friends who are shopping for a new or late model used car. Certainly, timing is … Read more

8 Steps to Buying a Used Car

How to drive a deal on your next used car. Buying a used car has its advantages as the steepest depreciation costs for new cars come during the first few years of ownership. Used cars come priced to reflect steep depreciation, are generally cheaper to insure then new cars, and … Read more

Rip-off Report: $6,391 in New Car Warranties

Buying a new car is a hassle, with more than half of all buyers surveyed indicating that they consider car salespeople “untrustworthy” according to research from DMEautomotive (DMEa). That lack of trust is also higher with women as many ladies believe that they are being taken advantage of when negotiating … Read more

How to Turn in a Leased Vehicle Early

Accentuate the positive when taking pictures of your leased vehicle. You leased a new vehicle and now have regrets. Or, perhaps your needs have changed and you want a different vehicle. Regardless of your reason for wanting to get out from underneath a lease, you may find that the lease … Read more

How to Snag a Year End Car Deal

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You can save money on a new car. The calendar year is officially drawing to a close and that means one thing: year end car deals can be had. Why such an emphasis on pushing more metal out of dealer showrooms at this time of the year? Bragging rights, mostly. … Read more