The Right Tools for Buying the Right Used Car
Five Questions To Ask Before Buying A Small Used Car
Rising gas prices have compelled some buyers to downsize but keep in mind these five questions to ask before buying a small used car in an attempt to save money and get better fuel economy.
Importing a Used Car and Used Truck from Canada
For those who live along the U.S./Canadian border, it might be tempting to import a used car or used truck from Canada that is being sold at an attractive price, but you need to take certain steps to make sure your used vehicle is right for the U.S. market.
Top 100 Used Cars of Last 10 Years
CarMD has released its list of the Top 100 used cars of the last 10 years for 2011 and there are some surprising names at the top of the list and some that continue to thrive in spite of recent bad press that might indicate otherwise.
Top 10 Selling Used Cars of 2011
Probably the secret to being among the top 10 selling used cars of 2011 is longevity. Cars and pickups – and the list is exclusively cars and pickups – have been on the market in most cases for at least 20 years.
Carsala Offers Used Car Buyers an Alternative To All The Hassles
The following interview was held via email with Tyler Ellston, CEO of Carsala - a website that offers used car buyers an alternative to all the hassles of used car shopping by doing all the grunt work for them. The site has been around since 2008.
Hertz Rent2Buy Program a New Way To Buy Used Cars
There’s a new way to buy a used car – and it’s something used car dealers might want to consider with their fleets if they can work out the liability and regulation issues. Hertz Car Rental is selling off its used fleet through its Rent2Buy program
AutoGlance Makes Used Car Buying Simpler
There is yet another used car aggregator website on the Internet that purports to be the easiest way to buy your next used car. The latest iteration is AutoGlance.
How To Buy a Used Tesla Roadster
Any new car as soon it rolls off the lot is instantly a used car and such was the case with the Tesla Roadster when it rolled off the lot. Every one of the two-seater electric convertibles is now a used car, which explains why you have to know how to buy a used Tesla, especially as the company prepares to roll out the Model S.
Beware Deceptive Means Dealers Use for Selling Used Cars
The Federal Trade Commission's crack down on five dealerships for deceptive online advertising points to the need to be vigilant when shopping for a used car. There are dishonest dealers out there who will do everything possible to separate you from your hard-earned money.
Used 1984 Corvettes Most Popular Among Thieves
Owners of used 1984 Chevrolet Corvettes should be concerned because they are the most stolen models. Corvette owners living in California should also pay heed.
Old Used Car or Newer Used Car – Which is Better?
n interesting conundrum when it comes to used cars: is older with low mileage or newer with low mileage a better choice when both cost about the same.
Best Used Cars Coming to Market in 2012
To predict the future, you need to look back, and by looking at the 2009 J.D. Power & Associates APEAL study it's possible to predict what the hottest used cars are going to be in 2012.
Top Ten Back to School Used Cars in 2012
In the market for a used car for a new college freshman or high school senior craving his or her first set of wheels? You would do well to consider this top 10 list of back-to-school used cars.
Independent Dealers Where Used Car Deals Are
In the midst of the used car sales increase in 2012, one type of seller will have deals on used cars – the independent dealer.
U.S. Bank Introduces Buying Service for Used Car Buyers
U.S. Bank has introduced a new auto buying service for both new and used cars that could come in handy for buyers. It focuses on connecting dealers with buyers as well as offering the opportunity for used car financing.
Understanding the Language of Used Pickup Trucks
There's a language peculiar to used pickup trucks that I don't profess to understand but I wanted to help you with if you are in the market for a used truck.
Used Car Sales Figures from 2000 to 2014
CNW Market Research has come out with its projection for used car sales through the 2014 calendar year, as well as providing figures on annual used car sales figures from Calendar Year 2000 through present day.
Best Time For Bad Credit Used Car Purchases
This past Memorial Day weekend demonstrated that now is the right time to purchase a used car, even if you have bad credit.
An Analysis of March 2012 Used Car Sales
Art Spinella of CNW Research in Bradenton, Ore., is one of the top analysts in the used car industry with reports on monthly sales proving invaluable to identifying market trends. His statistics on March 2012 used car sales show where growth will come.
Used Car Sales Hit Highest Mark in Five Years
This will be the best year for used car sales since 2007, according to CNW Market Research and that bodes well for used car buyers going into 2013 with lots of supply and softening prices.
Beware the â€œCurbstonerâ€ or Dealers Who Sell Used Cars as …
There are individuals out in the used car marketplace who frequently sell used cars from their front yards in an attempt to look like private sellers even though they are used car dealers.
Camry, F Series Top List of 2012 Best Selling Used Cars
CNW Research is out with its list of the Top Selling Used Cars for 2012 and it's going to surprise nobody that the Ford F Series pickup was once again at the top of the heap. After all, it has resided there for 13 years in a row.
Time Right To Buy a Used Car
It's a buyer's market in the used car world with an ever-increasing supply of used cars. Pundits who say there is a shortage of used cars have not been reading the tea leaves that all indicate others.
Questions about the Used Car Market in 2013
When it comes to the used car market, few folks know more than Ricky Beggs, managing editor and analyst at Black Book. He and his team closely monitor every used car automobile auction taking place across the country and have a daily pulse on different segments of the market.
Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Used Car through Costco
Costco has a certified pre-owned program for used cars that could be worth the price of membership to the warehouse club.
Used Cars in the First Quarter of 2013
A look at the first quarter of 2013 shows lots of opportunities for used car buyers to take advantage of the used car market as spring approaches. It's a great time to be a consumer but with the caveat you need to be a smart shopper.
Cheapest Places To Buy a Used Car
Looking for the least expensive place in the U.S. to buy a used car from an independent dealer? How about from a franchised dealer? It looks like South Dakota and Michigan are going to be your best bet.
Used Cars Most Researched for March 2013
The National Automotive Dealers Association Used Car Guide for April 2013 says the most researched used cars for March 2013 came largely from domestic brands, with two-thirds being built by Ford, Chrysler or GM and include icons like the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado and the Honda Accord.
Used Diesel Passenger Vehicles – Best Places To Buy
There's been a surge in diesel car registrations in the last couple years, which means used diesel vehicles are going to be increasing in numbers. It's always a good idea to go where the vehicles are if you looking for the best places to buy a used diesel vehicle.
More Older Used Cars Sold at Auction in 2012
It's becoming more difficult to purchase a younger used car from an independent used car dealer as more and more older used cars were sold at auction in 2012 than ever before. Don't expect the trend to end anytime soon.
Holiday Shopping Ideas for the Used Car Lovers on Your List
It’s always a conundrum faced every year at the holidays. What gift can I buy for the car nut on my holiday shopping list? Well, car nuts come in many different shapes, sizes and tastes, so here is some advice that I hope meets the needs of most car nuts out there. Plus, most of them will instantly enhance the value of your used car.
Have You Been Ripped Off by a Curbstoner?
Curbstoners are dealers who pose as private sellers. Share your advice with others if you have been in this situation or you are a reformed curbstoner who used to pose as a private seller to avoid issues like warranties and disgruntled customers who wanted their money back.
Top 10 Luxury Used Vehicles
Top 10 Luxury Used Vehicles
Your First Car after Graduation
What was your first car after graduation - either high school or college? My first car after college was a 1972 Ford Pinto with a manual, 4-speed transmission. It was yellow, cost me a week's pay, and it ran great. What memories do you have of your first car? And, if you care to share, did your parents give it to you?
Most Reliable 2005 Used Car Makes and Models
The best way to judge a car’s reliability is to ask people who own one. That’s the reasoning behind the J.D. Power and Associates ranking of the most reliable 2005 vehicles. The top winners were announced in 19 categories. The list has to be taken somewhat with a grain of salt because it lists the BMW X3 as a sedan when it's an SUV, or multi-activity vehicle as J.D. Power refers to t
Fuel Efficient Used Cars $10,000-$12,000
Are you ready to move to a fuel-efficient used car that is reliable, affordable and relatively new? These 17 fuel-efficient used cars cost from $10000-$12000 range from 2002 to 2006 and represent the best of what manufacturers offer. A wide variety are represented that should meet your needs. All will comfortably carry 4 adults. Pricing info courtesy of KBB.com. Reliability info from ConsumerRep…
Fuel Efficient Used Cars from $6000 - $8000
Are you ready to move to a fuel-efficient used car that is reliable, affordable and relatively new? These dozen used cars range from 1996 to 2005 and represent the best of what domestic and foreign manufacturers have to offer. This class of cars includes an absolute sleeper: the 2002 Chevy Prism. Pricing info courtesy of KBB.com. Reliability...
Fuel Efficient Cars from $2000 to $4000
Among those driving SUVs too expensive to fill (or even sell)? Here's some advice: park 'em, cancel the registration and insurance and find something easier on the wallet. Here's what I mean: A 2005 Ford Explorer will use about $3,722 in gas in a year while a 1999 Mercury Tracer will only use $1,922 during the same time frame. In two years you'd pay for it with the money you've saved.
Select a Used Car That Fits Your Needs
The HSBC North America Military Financial Education Center has an excellent set of questions to ponder when it comes time to buy your next used car. It will help you make the mistake others make of buying a vehicle they will use to its full capacity only 1% of the time.
Recalls and Defects
Find out more about models that have been recalled and other defects.
NHTSA Vehicle-Related Theft Info
This info is important when considering a used vehicle. Consider your surroundings before purchasing a car that’s attractive to car thieves.
Office Of Odometer Fraud Investigation
Odometer tampering continues to be a serious crime and consumer fraud issue. In 2002, NHTSA determined this crime allows more than 450,000 vehicles to be sold each year with false odometer readings, milking American car buyers out of more than $1 billion annually.
This site is geared towards a new car purchase, but it can really help you narrow down your used-car choices. Answer all the questions and see where it takes you. Sure it’s going to recommend a new car, but see if similar used cars are available.