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Life is all about compromises. If you have come to the point where you need a midsize four-door sedan, but you want something enjoyable to drive, there are two ways to go: A European sport sedan, or a brand new “sporty” version of a mainstream sedan.
Today, I’ve decided to address certified pre-owned programs. More specifically, I’m going to tell you why certified pre-owned programs actually benefit car companies with a reputation for poor reliability.
As Volkswagen’s diesel-cheating saga finally starts moving toward resolution after seven months, the automaker will offer to buy back some 500,000 TDI diesel cars and compensate owners. There are going to be a lot of folks with money to burn on another ride. If that includes you, here are some vehicles to consider if…
Some people lease a car and decide they like it so much they would rather keep it. Completing what’s known as a lease buyout is usually fairly straightforward, but a lot of people don’t realize that a trip to the dealership is not required to purchase your leased vehicle.
Looks aren’t everything when it comes to cars. Around here we believe the Subaru WRX is the best all-around enthusiast car, especially if you have a family, but the ‘Rex has never been much in the design department. Some people demand more beauty in their cars.
If you’re like any other semi-narcissistic person out there, you probably enjoy owning something desirable and expensive, if only for the virtue of its exclusivity. And if you’re a cheap-ass like me, you’ll enjoy that feeling even more if you don’t go broke chasing it. Thankfully, here are five automotive examples of…
The Dodge Dart is not a bad car. It’s just not quite as good as some other offerings in a very crowded segment. Now that Dodge is phasing out Dart, the fire sale has begun and you can pick up a nice compact with crazy discounts and insane financing offers.
With record new car sales in 2015, industry analysts are worried about an inflated pre-owned market with more trade-ins and cars coming in off lease. To help move inventory, companies like Toyota and Ally Financial are starting to offer lease programs for lightly used cars.
Between commuting, running errands, and road trips for holidays or vacation, you spend quite a bit of time sitting in your car. Make sure your seat properly supports you with this list of questions.
In the first 72 hours, Tesla received 276,000 pre-orders for the upcoming Model 3. Given Tesla’s limited production capacity, the demand has by far surpassed the supply. Yet not one Tesla customer ever has to worry about paying some ridiculous dealer markup.
When some people start to encounter expensive issues with their current car, something odd often goes through their minds: They seem to think that the best financial solution is to buy another car. This is a bad idea, and these people need a lesson in total vehicle cost.
In a perfect world, every car seller is perfectly honest and knows every fault with the car he or she is selling. But we don’t live in a perfect world, so here’s how to act and what to look for so you don’t get screwed buying a used car.
Today we have all kinds of exciting new forms of transportation to choose from! We have self-driving cars, we have hybrid sports cars, and we have whatever the hell the BMW X6 is. But as new forms of automobiles have arrived, others have departed.
I love my Mazda RX-8. It’s a car that I truly love driving and working on like nothing else that I have owned. But I am also well aware that this car has its issues and is not for everyone. I hope that if someone is considering buying and owning one they read this and take away something useful to help guide their…
The hard part about loving cars is that people who hate cars keep asking you what car they should buy.
Hello readers and welcome to today’s round of Letters to Doug. I’m your host, Doug, and today I will be responding to Letters. Actually, just one letter, like usual. Don’t get your hopes up.
Hello ladies and gentlemen of Jalopnik and welcome to Friday, where it’s my honor to present to you Letters to Doug, a weekly column wherein you write Doug letters, and Doug reads them at 2 a.m. while eating Cheetos in his underwear, wondering where his life went wrong.
In celebration of Presidents’ Day, Feb. 15, our founding fathers would probably prefer you to actually pay attention to the issues in our next election. But buying a car is more fun, and you will do much better if you start your shopping in advance.