No, You Don't Have To Be A Millionaire And Pay Cash To Buy A New Car

Dave Ramsey is a financial guru to many people. His advice has helped millions get free from crushing debt. This is a good thing for those folks struggling to get by. Unfortunately, Mr. Ramsey, like many of his financial advisor colleagues, is a little too uptight about letting you buy a new car.
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Quit Blaming The Dealer For Your Low Trade-In Offer

Over the last few weeks, I’ve spent approximately 16 hours on commercial airplanes. This has given me ample time to read a wide range of automotive dealership complaints written by the kind of people who believe Applebee’s is fine dining. They seem to believe dealers are at fault for low trade-in offers. They’re wrong. »8/18/15 2:50pm8/18/15 2:50pm

This Guy Wants To Swap His Old BMW M3 For A Prius

Last week, Tavarish explained how inexpensive sports cars may sound like a good idea at the time, only to realize later you probably should have bought something that won’t drain your wallet and your sanity. An owner of an E36 M3 wants to trade it for what may be the most disdained car in the Jalopnik comments. A… »8/04/15 3:50pm8/04/15 3:50pm

Five Reasons You Should Buy A Cheap Used Pickup 

I’m not really a truck person. I respect trucks, but never had much of a desire to own one. Then I had to move a bunch of junk from my house when I realized my Volkswagen GTI and our Sienna minivan weren’t going to cut it. After borrowing my dad’s Frontier, I developed a new appreciation for the cheap pickup. Here is… »7/22/15 10:27am7/22/15 10:27am

You Can Now Search For Used Cars On

We’ve all been there... you’re searching for a pre-owned car when you come across an awesome deal on what looks like the perfect vehicle. Then you click on the Carfax report only to find that yellow triangle that indicates “accident reported.” Carfax is now offering an online search tool to help filter these cars. »7/09/15 10:43am7/09/15 10:43am

You Can Get Crazy Good Deals On A Maserati Right Now

There is something special about driving around in an Italian car. The build quality might not always be perfect, and the reliability may not always be Toyota-grade (read: never), but it makes up for those things with style and passion. Unfortunately for a brand like Maserati, most buyers want to stick with what they… »6/25/15 9:47am6/25/15 9:47am

How Do I Buy A Car With A Low Credit Score And No Down Payment? 

My PT Cruiser with 140k miles is becoming a money pit. I need another car, but due to some medical bills my credit score took a massive hit and I have no cash for a down-payment. I’m worried about getting a loan with a high interest rate, but I’m also hesitant to deal with the headaches of another used car. »6/11/15 10:00am6/11/15 10:00am

This Is Why We Need To Stop Buying Used Wagons

Well, congratulations Jalopnik. All our complaints about a lack of wagons in the world has turned the few pre-owned examples into a veritable collector’s item. I realize I’m partly responsible for creating this monster, but it’s getting ridiculous. We’ve managed to make the crossover a better buy. Bravo, everyone. »5/11/15 7:00pm5/11/15 7:00pm

Report: Criminals Scamming Craigslist Sellers With Fake Bank Checks

We already know that Craigslist transactions can get be dangerous, and that you should take every precaution you can. Now the National Insurance Crime Bureau has issued a warning about a very well organized, multi-state, scam where people are getting fake bank checks and losing their car. »5/08/15 7:25pm5/08/15 7:25pm