When Buying New is Smarter Than Buying Used

Last week I made the assertion that "Buying New is for Suckers," of course I was only half-serious about that title. Most of you agreed, and reiterated that you can get more car for your money if you are willing to roll the dice. However, some of you rightly pointed out that buying a new car might be the better option. » 1/21/14 10:58am 1/21/14 10:58am

Buying New is for Suckers

Gearheads sometimes catch a lot of heat for not buying new cars. Hey, it's not our fault we are savvy shoppers…. (or broke). The reality is we know that buying used is just a much better value. For example, once I convinced a client to get a CPO C-class for the same money he was going to spend on a loaded Camry. Like… » 1/15/14 12:34pm 1/15/14 12:34pm

Let Saturday Night Live Show You The Very First Used Car Commercial

Used car ads tend to be all kinds of weird, but surely the idea had to come from somewhere, right? It turns out Saturday Night Live got their hands on a copy of the very first used car commercial, and since it stars Tina Fey and newcomer Mike O'Brien, it is, of course, absolutely hilarious. » 9/29/13 4:02pm 9/29/13 4:02pm

Sketchy ‘Buy Here, Pay Here’ Dealerships Boom As Economy Improves

Used car sales remained strong in the first half of 2013 as our economy slowly improves, according to a new report from the auto auctioneers at Manheim. Also on the upswing are the "buy here, pay here" dealerships that specialize in selling cheap used cars to high-risk buyers. Here's why that could be bad news. » 7/09/13 12:44pm 7/09/13 12:44pm