Tips On Selling Your Current Car Yourself
If you are buying a new car and want to get rid of your present vehicle, it can often be to your benefit to sell the car yourself. That's because you can often get more by selling a car than you would get for it as a trade-in.
Mar 4, 2007 - 8:57:00 PM
Financing Your Next New Car
This year's cars are out and there's something out there for everyone. The hard part is paying for it. Fortunately, getting a car loan may be easier than you think. Here are some tips to help put you in the driver's seat.
Mar 4, 2007 - 8:45:00 PM
Questions to Ask that Make Your Car Salesperson Squirm
There are certain questions that car salespeople don't want you to ask. Many of the best ones can get around these questions with ease. Here, we'll discuss questions they aren't used to hearing that will make them job their jaw and wish they'd been at lunch when you arrived.
Feb 15, 2007 - 11:13:00 AM
Shopping for a Used Car Loan
When it comes to a used car loan, there are quite a number of concerns. You may asked yourself,"How can I sell my used car to a private party if I don't have title?" or "How do you finance a car from a private person?" as well as many other
Feb 7, 2007 - 12:48:00 PM
Clean Up Your Credit For A Better Auto Loan Rate
If you are worried that poor credit may lead to exorbitant car loan rates credit repair may be the answer. Before you jump to conclusions get a copy of your credit report; it may not be as bad as you think. You can get your free credit report by telephone
Jan 30, 2007 - 2:22:00 PM
Best Vehicle Resale Values For 2007
It may be a good idea to look down the road, past the sticker price, when buying a new car. That's the advice from experts who say car buyers would be well advised to think about resale value when shopping for a vehicle.
Jan 10, 2007 - 11:31:00 PM
Auto Auctions – The Basics For Newcomers
If purchasing a new automobile through a dealership isn’t your idea of a good decision, you might be an auto auction person. If you believe placing a bid on a vehicle at an independent auto auction is a better way to go, there a few things you should know before
Jan 6, 2007 - 10:54:00 PM
Refinancing Your Car Loan
You may have been so exciting with the purchase of your new car, you forgot to do your homework on the financing side of buying it. You may not have gotten the best deal on your new car loan. If you got your financing from the dealer it may be
Dec 27, 2006 - 11:55:00 PM
Refinance Car Loan
When comparing car loans of different lenders, it can be difficult shopping. However, you will find out that refinance car loans are getting more and more competitive nowadays so spending a little time can save you money. A slight change in the interest rate offered by a refinance car loan
Dec 10, 2006 - 8:49:00 PM
Car Finance Loan: When You Can't Just Wait to Buy a Car
After buying your own home, one of the most expensive purchases you will decide on is buying a car. Along with the car, car-related expenses, like fuel, maintenance and insurance, even accessories, can get a big chunk from your budget.
Dec 10, 2006 - 8:48:00 PM
Buying A New Car
When you are thinking about buying your first car, you tend to imagine yourself behind the wheel of a sleek new vehicle in your favorite color. You see yourself driving around in the car of your dreams. Then reality puts the brakes on your dreams.
Dec 10, 2006 - 8:00:00 PM
Three Steps to Saving Money on New Car Financing
Whether you want to surprise a loved one with a gift they’ll never forget, swap out for a more fuel-efficient model, or simply replace a car on its last leg, the end of the year is a great time to buy a new vehicle. With some auto manufacturers experiencing sluggish
Nov 21, 2006 - 10:30:00 PM
Using An Online Car Loan Company
If you want more than one quote for a car loan without having to spend lots of time, you should try an online car loan. You can get the best rates, you will save time and money too.
Nov 20, 2006 - 12:10:00 AM
You Can Get An Auto Loan Without A Credit Check
No credit auto loans are not just for those rebuilding credit; they are also for those establishing credit. No credit car loans are important for many consumers such as first time buyers or young people just starting out. If you have no credit and you need a car loan a
Nov 9, 2006 - 11:40:00 PM
Certified Pre-Owned Cars Remove Risk for Shoppers
In the past, used car shopping was more of an inexact science. There was no telling what kind of wear and tear a vehicle had seen. The secondhand automobile did not come with a warranty, let alone a manufacturer's seal of approval. And there weren't any financial incentives to entice
Oct 24, 2006 - 7:06:00 PM
Gasoline Engines, Diesel Fuel Engines and The Hybrids
Gasoline prices are gouging everyone's pockets these days. It seems the price at the gas pumps changes weekly, of course rising higher than before. We Americans hear more talk of reducing our dependence on foreign oil. We hear more talk of hybrid cars, electric cars and the familiar old diesel
Oct 4, 2006 - 12:02:00 AM
Online Shopping for a Car
For people who do not like going to car dealerships or simply don’t have the time to physically shop for a new car, online buying is a good option. The process is similar to offline buying in terms of researching and negotiating. Of course there are differences too. Instead of
Oct 2, 2006 - 8:50:00 PM
Talking to the Car Dealer
So you spotted a sweet ride that you just can’t wait to buy. This car is all you ever wanted and more. The only thing left to do is take your excited self to the dealership and drive off in your new car. This is the part where many people
Sep 24, 2006 - 7:19:00 PM
Looking Out For Water-Damaged Used Cars
Approximately 600,000 cars were water damaged during 2005's hurricanes and tropical storms. It may surprise you to learn that many of these autos are now flooding the market-and a number of consumers are being taken for a ride. Experts say that each year, unscrupulous auto sellers round up thousands of
Aug 23, 2006 - 10:48:00 PM
Save Time: Find Your New Car Online
For many people, car shopping can be a frustrating, time-consuming and inconvenient experience. The good news is that with a little know-how you can use the Internet to turn what might otherwise be overwhelming into a manageable, even enjoyable experience. The Web is an excellent resource to help reduce the
Aug 6, 2006 - 11:22:00 PM
Finding The Best Used Car
If you're considering a used vehicle, don't just ask how many miles it has-ask how many owners it's had, too.
That's the advice from experts who say used cars that have had only one owner may be in better shape than cars that have had multiple owners. Many of the
Aug 6, 2006 - 11:20:00 PM
Beware of Hurricane Damaged Cars Flooding the Market!
Information on how the average person can spot a flood car before they purchase this nightmare vehicle. Hurricane season is upon us again. This is a great reminder to make sure you thoroughly inspect a used car before you purchase it. You don’t want to be one of the estimated
Aug 1, 2006 - 9:25:00 PM
Looking For A Great Auto Loan Rate
If you hope to get a low rate auto loan, your best bet for the best rate is to start with a review of your credit report and credit score. Auto loan rates depend on how you have used credit in the past and the level of risk the lender
Jul 12, 2006 - 11:23:00 PM
Car Shopping Tips
It is human nature to go looking for a practical family vehicle like a minivan, and get distracted in the showroom by a flashy sport sedan that costs more. More buyers are climbing out of passenger vehicles and into light trucks, sport-utility vehicles, minivans, and pickups. Light trucks now account
Jul 12, 2006 - 12:18:00 AM
Extended Warranty Tips
Extended warranties have been called "health insurance for the engine." They are extended service plans, similar to automobile insurance in many ways. You pay money up front to avoid paying more money at the time of the repair. Just like insurance, you get what you pay for, and sometimes paying
Jul 12, 2006 - 12:15:00 AM
Save Money By Refinancing Your Auto Loan
Auto refinancing can be particularly attractive for those with improved credit scores or those in a refinance market that favors the buyer. Auto loan refinancing presents important opportunities to refinance your loan at terms that save you money.
Jul 5, 2006 - 10:12:00 PM
There is A Car Loan Out There Just For You
There is no shortage of lenders providing auto loans; loans of every kind are big business. Regardless of your credit status there exists a lender providing car loans for someone with your exact credit profile. When you are ready to apply for a car loan a good place to start
Jun 14, 2006 - 10:35:00 PM
How To Prepare For Your New Car Purchase
Buying a car can be exciting as well as a bit daunting. There are a number of things to consider such as your budget and of course, which vehicle and what options. You will feel better about whatever choices you make if you take the time to do a little
Jun 14, 2006 - 10:34:00 AM
Pop Quiz For First-Time Car Buyers
If you are considering buying a car for the first time, you might not know where to begin. Making such a major purchase is most likely the first step in your financial life, so it is very important to take it seriously. That's the word from the experts at a
May 23, 2006 - 9:07:00 PM
Go Pre-Owned to Stretch Your Car Buying Budget
Used car loans are a terrific option for the value and budget conscious shopper. A used car loan can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars over a new car loan. Used car financing is generally available from the same sources that provide new car loans. If you are in
May 22, 2006 - 12:09:00 AM
Calculate The Costs of Your New Car
An auto loan calculator is an important tool for anyone considering a new car purchase. You can use a car loan calculator to approximate your monthly auto loan payments. Given information about terms, rates and loan amounts the auto loan payment calculator can tell you if a new car will
May 21, 2006 - 4:58:00 PM
Look Online To Find Your Car Loan
Online auto financing is a wonderful benefit of the Internet. As consumers become more comfortable with Internet security, online car financing will continue to gain in popularity. Auto financing is necessary for most making a car purchase, as the cost of an auto makes it difficult to purchase without a
May 20, 2006 - 11:47:00 PM
Car Selling and How It Works
Selling a car may not be as easy of a job as you may have thought, especially for those who are doing it for the first time. You should be aware of the work involved. Preparing your vehicle for sale will take time, and it may also cost you some
May 3, 2006 - 2:54:00 PM
Choosing A Car Dealership
The Internet isn't just a good way to research cars before you buy. It can also help steer you toward a reputable car dealer. When searching the Web for a car dealer, keep a few expert tips in mind:
Apr 25, 2006 - 8:55:00 PM
Tips For Buying A Used Car
Buying a car is one of the largest investments many people make in their lives-and more and more, people are bypassing new cars for used models. In fact, used cars have become big business in the U.S. and today, consumers have choices that stretch beyond the big lots and dealerships.
Apr 11, 2006 - 6:25:00 PM
Smart Motorists Don't Trade, They Upgrade
Although car trouble and maintenance costs may tempt you to get rid of your vehicle in favor of a new car, repowering your current set of wheels may make much more sense in the long run, according to the Engine Repower Council and the Car Care Council. "When a car
Apr 11, 2006 - 6:13:00 PM
Protect Yourself from Buying a Flood-Damaged Vehicle
People who live thousands of miles from the areas hit by hurricanes this summer may think they have little to be concerned about. But those in the market for a used car should take steps to protect themselves from purchasing a flood-damaged vehicle. Even if you are not in an
Feb 1, 2006 - 9:24:00 PM
Driving A Deal Before You Drive Off The Lot
Buying a car for yourself or as a gift for someone involves a lot more than opening up your checkbook.
You'll need to do some research before you jump in the driver's seat. According to Brad Eggleston, vice president of AutoVantage, "To help you select the best gift for yourself
Jan 30, 2006 - 11:37:00 PM
Ways To Save By Taking Advantage Of Rebate And Reward Programs
Last year, Americans spent nearly $32 trillion on consumer goods and services, such as cars, gasoline and travel, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. And at the start of the new year, many consumers resolved to change their spending habits and better manage their finances. Yet, studies show that
Jan 22, 2006 - 12:01:00 AM
Seven Shopping Strategies For New Car Buyers
New car shopping can be a lot of fun, especially if you're a car enthusiast. But others can find the experience stressful and tedious. Either way, there's a lot to think about. According to a survey of car shoppers, overall purchase price is the most important factor when shopping for
Jan 17, 2006 - 10:24:00 PM
The ABCs of CPOs: A Used Car Buyers’ Guide to Certified Pre-Owned
If you’re shopping for a used car you’ve probably heard the word “certified.” The number of certified used cars has grown since their introduction approximately 10 years ago. Unfortunately, most of us don’t know what certified should mean and, even worse, it doesn’t always mean the same thing. While all
Dec 6, 2005 - 10:56:00 PM
Car Shopping: Knowing Your Credit Score Can Help Put You in the Driver’s Seat
If you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, you need to know much more than the make and model of your dream car or truck. Whether you buy or lease, it’s important to walk into the dealership knowing your credit score and the interest rate you’re likely
Dec 5, 2005 - 10:55:00 PM
Tips To Help New Car Buyers Avoid "Upside Down" Trend
Car buyers now have a growing number of choices when it comes to selecting the perfect vehicle model. But shoppers may want to pay equal attention to a less exciting, but potentially expensive trend-taking out a car loan that turns their wallet upside down. In recent years, more and more
Nov 15, 2005 - 8:41:00 PM
Car Buyers to Find Better Vehicle Technology in 2006, but Fewer Special Incentives – Tips Can Help Drive Smart Loan Deals
Many new car buyers will appreciate the latest automotive trends expected to take shape in 2006 and beyond. A greater variety of downsized, fuel-efficient SUVs will be available. New vehicle safety features like tire pressure monitors will reach the market. And sales promotions like last summer’s employee discount campaign are
Nov 9, 2005 - 10:59:00 PM
Online Service Puts New Car Buyers Back in the Driver’s Seat
For over a decade, savvy car shoppers have tapped into vast resources available on the Internet for their research and car buying needs. According to a Jupiter Research report from March 2005, about 65 percent of car buyers in the U.S. start researching online before ever kicking a tire on
Nov 9, 2005 - 10:49:00 PM
Time to Get Rid of Your Gas Guzzler? Tips for Getting the Best Deal on a New Car
With gas prices hovering around $3 a gallon, it might pay to invest in a new, more fuel-efficient car, even if you were hoping to eke out another year or two with your current model. If you drive 15,000 miles a year, a car that gets 40 miles to a
Nov 9, 2005 - 10:43:00 PM
The Key To Saving On New Cars
Auto customers have helped drive down new car, truck and SUV prices over the past year. Many car manufacturers now offer models for significantly less than they did just one year ago. However, prices aren't all that have changed. Available and standard features have changed as well.
Oct 26, 2005 - 11:52:00 PM
The Skinny On The Next Mini…
We’ve been doing some snooping around and got some skinny on the new Mini Cooper, due out in 2007. First, if you want a truly international car, step right up. The new British-based Mini is going to feature an engine from the combined resources of German-based BMW and French-based Peugeot.
Oct 21, 2005 - 10:03:00 PM
Beware Flood Vehicles !!!
With the hurricanes and flooding that has hit in the south recently there are hundreds of thousands of vehicles that have moderate to severe flood damage. Some of these vehicles that have not been completely submerged will be cleaned up, freshner sprayed into carpets and vents and shipped North, East
Oct 21, 2005 - 10:01:00 PM
Don't Get Soaked Buying A Used Car
Literally thousands of cars are submerged each fall during floods. During the post-flood cleanup, auto insurance claims adjusters "totaled" thousands of flood-damaged vehicles. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop unscrupulous sellers from putting these cars back up for sale. In many instances, these mechanically unsound and frame- damaged vehicles undergo minor repairs
Oct 1, 2005 - 12:02:00 AM
What To Look Out For When Test Driving A Car
Test-Driving is usually done on any model vehicle that you wish to buy to find out whether that model is suitable for your requirements. You might have some presumptions about a particular model but everything would be cleared when you test-drive a car of that model. The salespersons often give
Sep 27, 2005 - 11:43:00 PM
SUVs vs. Minivans: Making The Right Choice
Has your family started to cram into the old sedan like a pack of sardines? Have members of the neighborhood car pool begun to look suspiciously at your battered station wagon? Perhaps it’s time to retire the old family car and move up to a bigger vehicle. Often, the choice
Sep 27, 2005 - 11:29:00 PM
Student Drivers: Do Your Homework Before Buying A Car
Families looking for a safe, reliable and reasonably priced car for a college driver get better grades when they do their homework. Automotive sites such as AutoTrader.com contain useful tools and information to help you figure out exactly what type of car is right for you.
Sep 26, 2005 - 8:23:00 PM
Getting the Best Auto Loan Rates
Getting a good auto loan rate is not luck, but rather a skill that you must learn. There are good car loan rates available if you know the tricks of the trade and how to negotiate to get the best deal for you. Remember, you should not be afraid or
Sep 18, 2005 - 12:24:00 AM
Test Driving A Used Car
Nothing is quite as exciting as purchasing a new car. Even if it's a "used" new car. Don't get too caught up in the pretty shiny metal and chrome, it's what's under the hood that counts. Take a serious test drive before you make a decision. Used cars bought from
Sep 17, 2005 - 11:41:00 PM
Where To Find A Complete List Of Used Cars?
I recently was at a site online and it had a used car section. I thought it might be a good source to try and find some used cars, since I’m in the market. Perusing through the used car section, I noticed they online had 2 pages of used cars!
Sep 17, 2005 - 11:23:00 PM
Steps to Buying a Used Car With Confidence
Industry statistics show that almost three times as many people buy used cars as buy new. To help consumers make informed decisions in the process, the experts at CarMax, America's leading used car retailer, have put together a basic list of the things to check when buying a used car.
Sep 17, 2005 - 11:02:00 PM
Finding Your Dream Car
Thinking about buying a used car? How do you know which car is right for you? It’s all in asking the right questions. First, ask yourself what you really need in a car. Who will be driving it most of the time? Where will you be driving in? Over what
Sep 14, 2005 - 11:12:00 PM
Negotiating Tips When You Buy A Car
Negotiating a good deal can be very profitable when you buy a car. Being a good negotiator doesn't have to be difficult. And when you consider that negotiating will almost always get you a better deal, you'll be more inclined to try it. When you are trying to negotiate with
Sep 14, 2005 - 11:09:00 PM
Buying A Used Car - The Wise Way!
I have always purchased my cars used. And each time, I got a great deal. Don't think I counted on luck, though - no siree. There are a few "musts" for making sure you don't end up drinking "lemon"-ade.
Sep 14, 2005 - 11:07:00 PM
Extended Warranties – Protect Yourself From Costly Repairs
Buying a used car can save you thousands of dollars versus buying a new one. What many used car buyers fail to consider is the repair costs after the car’s original warranty expires. These can quickly add up and may even exceed the money you initially save. So what do
Sep 14, 2005 - 11:02:00 PM
Survey Shows Car Buyers Are Shifting Vehicle-Shopping Strategies Study Reveals More Comparison Shopping for Loans, More Budget Planning
With interest rates on the rise and purchase incentives declining, a new national survey reveals that today’s car buyers are steering their attention more sharply toward the financing arrangements for their vehicle purchases, including more loan shopping and budgeting compared to last year’s buyers.
Sep 14, 2005 - 10:55:00 PM
Used Car Buyers Beware Of Flood Damages
Hurricane Katrina brings new hazards to the used car market, not only in the Gulf States region affected by floodwater, but across the nation as well. The risk of buying a vehicle with flood damage goes up significantly and along with high demand and low volume, it is likely the
Sep 12, 2005 - 11:14:00 PM
Being Fully Informed Can Save You Money
Five years ago, Anne Lansing went through what she calls one of the most exciting purchases of her life-buying her first new car.
"After years of saving and driving a used car, I was finally getting a new car," Lansing said. But amid all the excitement, she also had a
Aug 31, 2005 - 3:33:00 PM
If You Only Knew-Would You Accept These Collision Repair Procedures?
If you are ever one of the many who suffer the misfortune of an automobile accident, you'll need to quickly overcome the confusion, frustration and anger caused by the event to make sure your interests are protected. The Ford Motor Company has provided the examples below to highlight a few
Aug 16, 2005 - 10:05:00 PM
Bargain Hunters: Beware of Curbstoners
If you’re searching for a great deal on a used car, what you don’t know can hurt you. A type of fraud known as curbstoning involves individuals -- posing as private sellers -- who are dealing in multiple vehicles without a license, which is illegal in most states. These scam
Jul 20, 2005 - 11:23:00 PM
Tips On Car Shopping
If you're shopping for a new vehicle, the Internet can help steer you in the right direction. The Web lets car and truck consumers research vehicles, compare prices and, after a decision has been made, even apply for financing to buy their car or truck. Car Buying 101
May 24, 2005 - 12:12:00 AM
Ten Bits of Advice When Shopping For a Car
Whether you are planning to purchase a new or used car there are several things you should consider in order to get the best deal, and avoid breaking the bank. Following are ten tips to consider:
May 16, 2005 - 10:01:00 PM
Pre-Approved Car Loans
You can afford yourself a great deal of flexibility and savings by getting pre-approved for a car loan before you shop.
May 16, 2005 - 10:00:00 PM
Inspecting a Car
Don’t depend on your eyes to tell you if the car of your dreams has experienced a nightmare or two. Without question, it is a seller’s job to sell cars. Toward that end, dealers present cars to buyers in the best possible light. With enough elbow grease some duds can
May 16, 2005 - 9:58:00 PM
Looking For Your Dream Car? Try Your Local Credit Union
So the new car smell is gone and it seems you are spending more on repair bills than you might on a car payment. Or maybe you are just in the mood for a change of pace, and a new car seems the place to start. Do a little research
May 16, 2005 - 9:56:00 PM
Need a Car Loan? Consider Pre-Approval
Just as with any loan a successful car loan application depends largely on the three C’s
May 16, 2005 - 9:53:00 PM
Buy a Car Without Getting the Blues
There is no shortage of options when it comes to purchasing a car today. With the advent of computers and the Internet you can shop in the virtual comfort of your own home. But how do you know that you are getting the best deal? Take a look at the
May 16, 2005 - 9:51:00 PM
Seven Ways to Save Your Sanity if You Have an Extended Warranty
Well chosen extended service warranties can afford you peace of mind. Don’t undermine this tranquility with disorganized or poor record keeping or failure to ask the right questions. Following is a short primer to help you keep the details together.
May 16, 2005 - 9:48:00 PM
What to Consider When Considering an Extended Warranty
An extended warranty, or service contract, can help you manage the expense of car repairs and service in the event of failure. These warranties can be purchased directly from the dealer or from a third party. Many can be purchased online. If you are considering an extended warranty give some
May 16, 2005 - 9:46:00 PM
Broken Promises: When Warranty Protection Goes Awry
It can be very disappointing and stressful to learn that your warranty will not provide the coverage that you expect. Before you pull out the big guns be sure you fully understand the terms of your warranty, more accurately described as a service contact. If a thorough reading reveals that
May 16, 2005 - 9:44:00 PM
What About Warranties?
No one can argue with the benefits of peace of mind. When something goes wrong with your car whether from heavy use or simply time, it can be comforting to know that a warranty stands between you and a huge service bill. But does an extended warranty really provide peace
May 16, 2005 - 9:40:00 PM
Rising Interest Rates Will Drive Car Buyers to Explore New Financing Options in 2005
New car shoppers will enjoy many of the trends shaping up in the automotive industry in 2005. They’re likely to find a broader range of vehicle safety features, wider availability of hybrid engines and unprecedented flexibility in seating and storage systems.
But a less-publicized trend -- rising interest rates on
May 14, 2005 - 12:13:00 AM
Buying a New Sports Car – Twelve Tips To Avoid Financial Sticker Shock
Nothing (well, almost nothing) can compare to the thrill of driving a road-hugging high performance sports car. Instant steering response. Power at the exact nanosecond you ask for it. Then, if you have one of the sexier models, you’ll attract attention on the road, filling up, and in the shopping
May 6, 2005 - 1:21:00 AM
Don't Shy Away from Rebuilt Cars Put Yourself in the Driver's Seat with These Tips
Before you buy any vehicle, it is always a good idea to have it checked by an expert. As a consumer, you need to know what you're paying for. Although many states have "lemon laws" protecting consumers from unscrupulous sellers, you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble
May 3, 2005 - 8:05:00 PM
The Best Family Cars
Many of us remember being crammed into the back of a crowded, hot station wagon when we were kids. Penned in by suitcases or grocery bags, you had to crouch down to avoid bumping your head, and often the only entertainment available was kicking your brother or counting the signs
May 3, 2005 - 7:49:00 PM
Car Shopping? Consider a Nearly New Vehicle
Whether they’re buying plane tickets or antiques or DVDs, the Internet has made it possible for lots of Americans to become savvy bargain shoppers. But have you ever bought a used car online? Believe it or not, the online used car marketplace has exploded in recent years. Now you can
May 3, 2005 - 7:45:00 PM
Taking the Risk Out of Buying a Used Car
Used Cars, a simple term that has a less than positive meaning for most car buyers. Conventional wisdom says that buying a used car is buying someone else’s problems. However, as new car quality has gone up, the risk of buying a late model used car has gone down. In
May 3, 2005 - 7:42:00 PM
So You're Shopping For A Car
For many Americans, a car is the second largest purchase they make. Advertisers devote millions of dollars to convince us that we deserve to own the hottest set of wheels. The same people who used to yell, "I want my MTV!" are now shouting, "I want my SUV!" But step
May 3, 2005 - 7:30:00 PM
How To Buy A Used Car-Without Feeling Used
When it comes to buying any of the more than 13 million used cars sold between private parties each year, you can feel like you're driving a real bargain if you heed a few hints. Experts on automobiles have come up with a few signs to look for when you
May 3, 2005 - 6:56:00 PM
Popularity Of High-Quality Used Rental Cars Accelerating Among American Car Buyers
"Zero-percent financing." "Thousands in cash back."
Thought to be one-hit wonders a few years ago, these phrases continue to top the charts in today's automobile market. They may be music to new car buyers' ears, but the volume is drowning out awareness of the best deal-high-quality used automobiles. According to
Apr 28, 2005 - 11:45:00 PM
Buyers Give Their Auto Dealers High Marks For Trust
A recent survey shows customers who buy new vehicles report a high level of trust and positive experiences at their dealerships. New car buyers rank their auto dealers nearly as trustworthy as law enforcement officers according to the survey conducted for Automotive Retailing Today (ART) by Harris Interactive.
Feb 18, 2005 - 8:17:00 PM
Help for Parents Choosing their Teen’s First Car
If your teenager recently got a driver’s license, the next thing on your mind may be to put your son or daughter in a quality car. This rite of passage can bring a sense of newfound freedom for teens, but for you it can be a real headache. For most
Feb 18, 2005 - 7:50:00 PM
Be a Smart Shopper Before Buying a Car
Would you ever dream of buying a home without shopping around, or booking a family vacation without comparing hotel and airline rates? Making major purchases should never be left to chance. Doing your homework first can help you make confident decisions and may save you from regret.
Feb 17, 2005 - 9:45:00 PM
These Vehicles Hold Their Value
There could be good news for car owners trying to drive a smart bargain: Some cars depreciate more slowly than most.
The average vehicle retains about 35 percent of its original value after five years but, according to Kelley Blue Book, the top 2005 vehicles will still have closer to
Feb 15, 2005 - 11:47:00 PM
Americans: Driven By Desire-For Their Cars
Wanted: Dependable, fun and attractive partner for long-term relationship, buy or lease. According to a new Roper survey from Mercedes-Benz, the aspects people typically look for in a romantic relationship are much like what many drivers look for in their vehicles.
Feb 15, 2005 - 10:01:00 PM
Tips on Buying A Used Car
More than 45 million used vehicles will be changing hands in 2005-about three times the number of new vehicles sold-and consumers are increasingly turning to manufacturers' certification programs when making a used car purchase.
Feb 15, 2005 - 9:27:00 PM
Accessories Steer Car Buyers
If you're like many consumers, your next auto purchase will be driven by what you plan to do to your vehicle-not just what you plan to do with it.
Whether it's a drop-down DVD player, new wheels or upgrading to a more powerful engine, experts say consumers tend to base
Feb 15, 2005 - 9:25:00 PM
Survey Shows Most Women
A national survey of automotive buying habits drives home some surprising points about women. It shows most women feel disadvantaged in the car-buying process. The study finds that 75 percent of women plan to bring a man along for their next vehicle purchase, mostly to feel that they're getting a
Feb 14, 2005 - 9:29:00 PM
Protecting Your Wallet When Buying A Used Car
There are ways to keep from being taken for a ride when buying a used car. That's important, because experts say buying a pre-owned car from a dealer or a private party car can sometimes be risky.
Feb 14, 2005 - 9:12:00 PM
Shopping Around for Car Loans Can Boost Buying Power in ’05
More than 17 million new vehicle sales are forecasted in the U.S. in 2005, according to Automotive News. And while most consumers know they should comparison shop for vehicle features and purchase price, many will overlook one of the most important parts of their purchase: their auto loan.
Feb 11, 2005 - 6:58:00 PM
Wheels on the Web: 7 Tips to Finding a Quality Car Without Getting Scammed
Half of us use the Internet to help buy a car, according to a recent study. The reasons are obvious -- we can research and compare inventory and pricing all from the comfort of our homes. Sound good? It can be, but since the market has expanded beyond our neighborhoods,
Feb 11, 2005 - 6:54:00 PM
Consumer Reports New Car Preview 2005: Survey Predicts Reliability
Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey predicts continued troubles for European automakers with 2005 vehicles. Not only didn’t European automakers have even one model among the top vehicles, they dominated the list of vehicles with the worst predicted reliability ratings.
Feb 11, 2005 - 6:47:00 PM