The internet has leveled the playing field for car buyers more than ever, but despite a wealth of useful information out there, we still encounter a ton of misconceptions about buying from a dealership. As a professional car buyer, I’m going to clear up some of the most common ones and hopefully save you some…
A staggering 34.2 percent of all new vehicles sold in the first four months of 2018 were SUVs, with that segment’s 15 percent growth largely responsible for still-rising auto sales.
We’ve all been dreaming of the day we could pair our love for BMW’s newest grand tourer with the nation that brought us the smooth tunes of the saxophone. It’s finally come, as BMW of Belgium’s configurator for the new 8 Series is live.
While leasing is more popular than ever these days, a lot of people still want to buy new cars for the long haul. If you’re planning on getting a new 2018 model year car that you hope to have a long and fulfilling relationship with, Consumer Reports has a few that should be on your shopping list—though none of them…
Mitsuoka, the world’s leading producer of Nissans re-made to look like sub-scale Jaguar Mark 2s, has just—and I do mean just now—unveiled their new, completely re-designed Miata-based roadster, now based on the latest Mazda MX-5. It’s called the Himiko I think it’s my favorite flavor of new Miata you can buy today.
Everyone knows owning a car involves much more than the purchase price. There’s taxes, insurance, registration fees, gas, and maintenance, among other costs, which means that the price tag for new cars can sometimes be almost beside the point after years of ownership. Kelley Blue Book is here to help, crunching the…
I’ve never subscribed to the “always buy used cars” philosophy, but some folks are still convinced that due to depreciation, pre-owned models are the smartest financial purchase. This study from iSeeCars.com reveals for some cars this year, the used version doesn’t save you that much.
I’ve done this a couple of times before, but I never seem to get tired of doing it: getting pictures of cars at the auto show and averaging them together to get a sense of what the average car looks like. The results always have a strangely impressionistic look, but they almost never fail to look really, really…
You already know that car shopping outside of your area can give you more leverage for negotiations, but may not know that dealers in specific regions will sometimes get extra money to move inventory. Finding these extra discounts isn’t always easy, but the extra work can pay off.
It used to be that if tire grievances happened to you on the road, you simply pulled over, got out the jack and spare tire and changed the the thing yourself. Then you’d be back on the road once more. Easy. But this isn’t the case anymore for an alarming number of people in new cars, a new AAA study finds.
As a professional car shopper, I spend hours upon hours every day on various listing sites searching for cars. Sometimes I stumble across some really weird listings. Apparently, there are some brand new cars that have been sitting around for awhile.
Citizens of the internet, we need to speak on a subject. Call me old fashioned, but one of the things I look for most in any car is the ability to see out of it when I’m driving it. It doesn’t seem like the designers of new cars these days share my feelings.
After Ford reported a 9 percent drop in second quarter profits last week, industry analysts were scared that car sales might slow down after years of prosperity. Now we have official U.S. sales numbers from July, and they seem to show that the industry has indeed reached a plateau.
Well, this is a nice, depressing way to start your week: according to a study from Interest.com (part of Bankrate.com), the average American can no longer afford to buy an average-priced new car. Also, I imagine the report adds, all puppies will eventually die.
About once a week I come across an article that claims to give “car buying hacks,” or purports to tell “secrets the dealer doesn’t want you to know.” While some of this advice is helpful, other tips are just blanket statements that maybe won’t result in you getting the best deal.
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.
We’re always told not to dwell on the past, but sometimes it can be kind of fun. Paying tribute to the Checker Motor Cars cab is one of those times.