When it comes to the overall cost of a vehicle, the sale price is only part of the equation. You need to factor in resale, and how much value your car will lose. Some drop slower than others, and according to Kelley Blue Book, these 2018 trucks, SUVs, and an all-wheel-drive sedan will be your best bets to minimize…
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There’s no shame in faking it ‘til you’re making it, and what better way to fake it than by driving a genuinely nice and enjoyable ride. This is good for self confidence, impressing a date, impressing your friends, impressing your parents, and possibly most importantly, impressing your colleagues and superiors.
Even when even vintage milk can be bought online, you might as well try and lock down a good Cyber Monday deal on a car. And while a few dealerships have made the effort to make buying a used car online easy, far too many still have inaccurate listings or are generally uncooperative.
Buying a certified pre-owned car is a great way to get the value of a used vehicle but also minimize your risk. Certified warranty coverage and duration varies from brand to brand and this handy guide should prove super helpful when shopping for your next car.
When you’re in a motorhome, it’s like everyone in traffic is a neighbor. What better way to connect with your temporary freeway-friends than with an inspiring message?
Buying a used car can be a little trickier than purchasing a new one. When it comes to used cars there are numerous pitfalls to watch out for—persistent mechanical issues, weird smells, questionable choices on the radio’s presets—but where you buy the car shouldn’t be one of them. If you are looking for a pre-owned…
The internet has changed the way dealers price their used cars online. Most dealers will list their cars according to market values, while others will post a cheap price to hook you in only to make up for it with bogus fees when you ask for the total cost. Here’s an especially egregious example.
Now that hurricanes Harvey and Irma have come and gone and most everyone affected can focus on rebuilding and recovering, that could also potentially mean buying a new car to replace the one that got destroyed. Problem is: how do you know if the new car you’re thinking about hasn’t also been hurricane damaged?
Recently, an adventurous fellow named Serge spotted a little red 1991 BMW 318is sitting forlornly in the parking lot of a repair shop. Serge asked if it was for sale, and was told yes, it wouldn’t start and could be his for the cost of scrap! Fantastic! Then, he got it home, opened the trunk, and found a mystery.
I was hunting down some cheap trucks for a client in Florida when I came across this appropriately-colored Bentley Continental for a fairly reasonable $48,000. But who in their right mind would buy a Bentley from a dealer who mostly peddles $2,000 beaters?
No one wants to buy a used car only to have expensive problems pop up down the road. This is especially true if you’re dropping some serious money on a sports or luxury car with complex and costly components. The best way to avoid such problems is a pre-purchase inspection.
If you took Economics 101 in college, you probably at least remember that “supply and demand” is a thing. We can see that most basic of market principles on every used car lot in America right now. The market is saturated with pre-owned vehicles, which means prices are down. As such, it’s not such a great time to sell…
I can sum up my ownership experience of a 2004 Launch Edition Volkswagen Phaeton W12 exactly the way my friends describe their boats: my two best days were the day I bought it and the day I sold it. That said, the experience was bittersweet, mostly because I had a pretty good handle on the backstory of the car.
The declining market for sedans and economy cars isn’t just being felt across dealerships, it’s also giving rental car companies like Hertz a lot of trouble.
Now is a great time to buy a used car, but getting a quality pre-owned model can be a daunting process compared to shopping for a new one. There are a lot more factors to consider to get the right car at the right price. Here are some of the most common mistakes used car shoppers make.
Maserati is just now getting around to offering a certified pre-owned program, which isn’t surprising since historically Italian cars and reliability didn’t often go together. But if you want a depreciated Maserati and worry about repairs, a CPO car could be just the thing.
Now’s a really good time to be buying a pre-owned car. For buyers on a budget, a used model will often get you more for your money, but is it worth paying more for a pre-owned model that is “certified”? It all depends on the vehicle and the market.
If you’re looking for a good used car in the $8,000-$10,000 range, you may have a tougher time than normal, reports The Detroit News. So few new cars were sold during the recession of 2009 and 2010 that the used car market simply wasn’t replenished with as much fresh sheet metal from those years as usual.
As technology further integrates into the car industry, doing things from the car continues to get easier. You can have Volvo drop off packages, talk to Amazon’s Alexa and all sorts of things. But technology can also allow people to access cars long after they’ve sold them, which is enough to leave any buyer…