Would You Lease A Used Car? 

New car sales had a record year in 2014, this also means that dealers were taking in more trades than before. Now used car inventories are piling up and dealerships are looking for ways to put budget minded buyers in more expensive pre-owned cars. According to a recent survey, we could see the rise of pre-owned… » 1/21/15 11:38am 1/21/15 11:38am

Here’s Why It’s Really, Really Hard to Buy a Rare Car

Recently, I've been getting a number of messages from readers inquiring about my next car. Dear Doug, these messages say. When are you going to get your head out of your ass and realize that the Lincoln Mark V is the car for you? Then they send me several grainy 1970s press photos of the Lincoln Mark V, which – for… » 1/06/15 3:50pm 1/06/15 3:50pm

Here’s Why The V8 Audi S4 Is An Awful Used Car

It happened about five months ago. I'm sitting around the house in my underwear, wondering how the hell Drew Carey puts up with all those aging Midwesterners who scream like an airplane-riding infant the second they win a bottle of Listerine. And I get a message from Jalopnik editorial fellow Chris Perkins. » 12/30/14 3:00pm 12/30/14 3:00pm

A Different Kind of Christmas List: 7 Best Unreliable CarMax Cars

Well, ladies and gentlemen, Christmas is upon us, and I've decided to celebrate in my own special way: by getting violently ill. That's right: for the last few days, I've been moving around the house with approximately the same level of energy as a three-toed sloth in a zoo enclosure. ("Look honey! There he is!! … No,… » 12/25/14 2:00pm 12/25/14 2:00pm

The Best Strategy for Buying a Used Car on Craigslist

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When you're looking to buy a used car, Craigslist can be a great resource, but you need to keep your wits about you and approach all listings skeptically. And when you see the car in person, there are a few things you should keep in mind so you stay safe and don't get swindled. » 11/11/14 5:01pm 11/11/14 5:01pm

This Is How You Find The Best Value When Buying A Pre-Owned Vehicle

For the longest time common knowledge said, "Dealers make all their money on used cars." While there is still profit to be had in the pre-owned market, the days of six or seven thousand dollar markups are gone. So when you are used car shopping focus on the value more than the discount. » 11/05/14 11:59am 11/05/14 11:59am

High Mileage Vehicles You Should Buy

We already told you about the most reliable car brands, but now let's look at the top high mileage vehicles by class like compact, midsize, full size, crossover, SUV, pickup and minivan. We analyzed almost 300,000 vehicles on Mojo Motors from the model years 2002 to 2012 to find the highest mileage used vehicles. » 10/13/14 3:39pm 10/13/14 3:39pm

How Do I Buy A Car When I'm Upside Down On My Current Loan?

I desperately need a new car, the one that I have is becoming an unreliable money pit. The problem is I owe $4000 more than it is worth. I have no cash for a down-payment, but I can handle $350 per month. How do I get into another vehicle and break the cycle of being underwater on a car loan? » 10/03/14 12:49pm 10/03/14 12:49pm

Should I Buy A Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Car Or Lease A New One?

I really like the new BMW 228i but it is out of my price range. It would seem that a CPO 128i might be a good alternative. I have a budget of about $25,ooo and would be willing to use 5 grand for a down payment. However, I don't drive that much and I'm thinking that leasing might be an option. What should I do? » 8/25/14 10:06am 8/25/14 10:06am