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Used Cars: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Ten Things To Know About CarMax
Ten facts about CarMax as the supersized used car retailer celebrates 20 years in business.
How to Test Drive a Used Car
The first of eight pages on the best way to test drive a used car. Preparation is key, and remember: You are literally in the driver's seat.
10 Deadliest Used Cars for Teen Drivers
There are 10 used cars on the road right now that are not good choices for teen drivers. They have been ranked the deadliest on the road.
How To Fairly Value Your Used Car
It’s exciting to buy a car, new or used, but it can be stressful getting rid of your current one. That’s why most people take the path of least resistance and trade their used cars in. They want to avoid the hassle of selling it on their own. Regardless of your decision, it’s important you know the true value of your car before entering into negotiations over its price. There are three values for any used car: the trade-in price, the private party price, and, the retail price.
Top 15 Most Recalled Used Cars
The Top 15 most recalled used cars is not dominated by GM as one might expect. Toyota, Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep are well represented on the list.
How to Inspect a Used Car Before You Buy
Used cars inspections at the most basic level should show everything works and looks like it’s supposed to. Always take into account a car’s age and pedigree. A 1999 Ford Taurus that spent the winters in Kenosha, WI, isn’t going to look as nice as a similar model that lived in Sebring, FL.
7 Used Cars Owners Don't Want to Keep
The 2014 Buick Regal leads the list of 7 used cars owners can't wait to sell after just 12 months of ownership.
10 Reliable Used Car Brands
Top 10 most reliable used car brands
Understanding the Massive FCA Recall
Details of the massive FCA recall settlement and what it means for affected used car owners.
How to Safely Allow People to Test Drive Your...
“Hi, I’m a complete stranger. I want you to hand me $10,000. I’m going to take it for 15-20 minutes and I promise to return the full amount.” Sounds pretty crazy, doesn’t it? Well, that’s exactly what happens whenever you sell your used car and allow people to take it for a test drive. You’re handing off one of your most prized possessions and allowing it to be driven away. Follow these steps to safely allow others to test drive your used car.
10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car from...
There are 10 questions you should ask before buying any used car from a private seller. Some can be asked over the phone or via email before even seeing the vehicle in person. Others should be asked while looking at the used car. Not asking these questions could lead to problems in your used car purchase.
How to Sign Over the Title to Your Car
Twice recently, once via email and once via story comment, I have been made aware of problems signing over a title to a used car – problems that have made it difficult to register the used car – and asked how to sign over title.
10 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Used...
Don’t be intimidated when buying a used car from a used car dealer. Make sure you have done your homework ahead of time about the used car’s values and then consult these Top 10 Questions To Ask a Used Car Dealer.
What You Should Know About Used Car Salvage...
As you shop for a used car, you might come across the phrase “salvage title” in a used car advertisement. The price is going to seem right and you’re really going to want to buy it. Just make sure act with your brain and not your heart. There are a lot of things to consider before you can understand used car salvage titles. Here are four things to consider: understand What a Salvage Title Is; Get a CarFax report; Get a Qualified Inspection; Weigh the savings vs. future costs
Buying a Used Car with a Recall Notice
At least 1.4 million used cars that were recalled but not repaired were for sale in 2009. That is approximately 3% of used cars sold annually. It seems important to offer advice on buying a used car with a recall notice in light of that statistic.
10 Least Reliable Used Cars on the market by...
10 least reliable used car brands include some surprises like Lexus, BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Expensive does not always mean more reliable.
How You Can Import a Used Vehicle 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.
How You Can Tell if a Private Seller on...
There’s a Craiglist scam going on in the used car world that may catch you by surprise. Dealers are selling cars as private individuals so they don’t have to comply with used car rules established by the Federal Trade Commission for used car dealers.
Tips and Advice on Reading Used Car Vehicle...
The most important number in a used car is not its price or fuel economy rating. It is its Vehicle Identification Number or VIN, as it is more commonly known. Reading used car vehicle identification numbers will help you know if the used car or truck you are buying has the equipment you think it does.
8 Buyer and Seller Tips for a Smooth Used Car...
It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what you need to do when completing a used car sale because the laws do vary from state to state. There are certain things you need to do in the midst of buying a used car or selling a used car.
How To Accept Payment When Selling Your Used Car
Advice on safe used car payment transactions and options. When selling a used car, most people’s number one concern is, “How am I going to handle the payment?” After all, it’s increasingly easy to counterfeit a cashier’s check, personal checks can be written on empty bank accounts, and who wants to handle thousands of dollars in cash?
Most Reliable Used Crossovers on the Market
J.D. Power and Associates has released its list of the most reliable used crossovers and SUVs to buy from the 2008 model year.
Top 10 Tips for Buying Certified Pre-Owned
Certified pre-owned used cars are becoming more and more popular as Americans increasingly need to replace their older used cars but may not be ready to buy a new car. Therefore, here are some tips to keep in mind when buying a certified pre-owned used car.
Where To Buy Used Cars Online
It wasn't that long ago that the best way to buy a used car was via local newspaper classifieds. Now, the Internet is the only place to shop for a used car.
Best, Worst Months for Deals on Used Cars
There's, believe it or not, a certain science to selling used cars that deals with algorithms and buying habits and types of analytical tools. When all is said and done, though, it comes down to this: when is the best time to sell and buy a used car? Obviously the answer is going to be different depending on which side of the equation you are on.
Top 10 Safe Used Family Cars
You can be safe and drive used family cars for less than $15,000 with high safety ratings. Compiling data from Edmunds.com and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, we have developed the About.Com Top 10 Safe Used Family Cars for Under $15,000. There’s a mixture of sedans along with minivans and an SUV because not every family is the same size and has the same needs.
Why a Massive GM Recall Hit Used Car Buyers so...
GM recalls more than 1.3 million used Saturns, Chevrolets and Pontiacs for faulty ignition switches.
Predicting What a Used Car Will Be Worth
Absolutely have your eye on a new car or truck that has been just been introduced, but you know you can’t afford it new? Well, there is a simple formula for predicting what a used vehicle is going to be worth three years down the road.
How to Market Your Used Car on Craigslist
The website that’s helping put newspapers out of business is the best place to market your used car on the web. Craigslist is local classifieds and forums for more than 550 cities in over 50 countries worldwide - community moderated, and largely free
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.
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.
Safe Used Cars for Teen Drivers
A new study shows that teen auto deaths are on the rise after several years of decline. That means it is more important than ever to protect your teens.
How To Find One Owner Used Cars
How to find a used car that has only had one previous owner
What To Expect from Buy Here Pay Here Dealers
If you're interested in getting a loan from a Buy-Here, Pay-Here dealer for your next used car, let me explain what you can expect.
State of Texas Salvage Title Laws Description
In the State of Texas, vehicle registrations are administered by the Texas Department of Transportation. There are websites out there that are going to direct you to the Department of Public Safety for information on used car salvage titles in Texas. Don’t be lead astray because you won’t find the answers there.
Top 100 Used Cars of Last 10 Years
CarMD's 2011 list of the Top 100 used cars of the previous 10 years shows some surprising names at the top and names that thrive despite bad press.
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.
Illinois Salvage Title Laws
Illinois could be considered to have some of the toughest salvage title laws in the U.S.A. based on its definition of salvage and proactive stance.
Sell or Trade in a Used Car
It is a problem faced since the first car was traded in: is it better to sell or trade in used cars? Answer these 7 questions and get a good sense of what to do.
Five Best Used Cars for Single Parents
Single parents are in a unique place when it comes to their used cars. They want a used car that serves their needs as parents and single people.
Florida Salvage Title Laws
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has information on salvage title laws that can be a little intimidating if you’re not familiar with the language. So, I slogged through the laws to help you understand Florida salvage title laws.
10 cheap, reliable used cars
10 reliable but affordable used cars
Motor Trend Top 20 Used Cars
Motor Trend's Top 20 Used Cars is a good list, but not perfect. Some models cannot be considered among the most reliable choices.
How To Read a CarFax Report
The CarFax report has become the gold standard for used car history reports. Understand the different components of it.
10 Least Commonly Stolen Cars In America
The Top 10 Most Stolen Cars list always garners a lot of attention when the National Insurance Crime Bureau distributes it but the list of least stolen cars published by the Highway Loss Data Institute receives a lot less coverage.
How To Buy a Used Corvette
Jeff Zurschmeide, About.com's Guide to Corvettes, has been an automotive journalist for more than 5 years. His writing history includes a stint working for Corvette Market magazine, and his lifelong passion for classic sports cars makes him a natural Corvette fan. He seemed like the best person to approach when this question was pondered, “How do I buy a used Corvette?”
Consumer Reports worst used cars
Alternatives to the Consumer Reports top bad used cars.
Is It Smart To Buy a Used Suzuki?
American Suzuki Motor Corporation, or what most of us call Suzuki, has pulled the plug on selling new cars in the United States. Basically once the supply runs out, you won't be able to buy a new Suzuki but that begs the question: is it smart to buy a used Suzuki?
When It Makes No Sense To Buy a Used Pontiac
As this is being written, a lot has been said about the possible demise of Pontiac as a brand by GM as it seeks to streamline its operations and effect a turnaround with federal funds that will put itself back on a course to self sustainability. Well, now could be the worst time to buy a used Pontiac that you’re ever going to find, except in one case.
Fuel Efficient Used Cars \$8000-\$10,000
Are you ready to move to a fuel-efficient used car that is reliable, affordable and relatively new? These 14 fuel-efficient used cars that cost from $8000-$10000 in price range from 1999 to 2006 and represent the best of what manufacturers have to offer. A wide variety are represented that should meet the needs of almost any driver. All will comfortably carry 4. Pricing info courtesy of KBB.com. Reliability info from ConsumerReports.org and fuel economy stats from FuelEconomy.gov.
How to Sell a Your Car to a Foreign Buyer
Used cars and SUVs owners attempting to sell your vehicles - there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it's not an oncoming train. There is a market for your used cars and SUVs if you're willing to sell them to overseas buyers. It's not as difficult as it sounds.
Fifteen Best Used Car Choices for Smart Buyers
One person's best used car is another person's nightmare but this list of the 15 best used cars by segment manages to hit the mark in many ways for smart buyers.
Market a Used Car Through a Sign in the Window
Selling a used car? Don’t forget to put a for sale sign in your window advertising the car.
Ten Best Certified Pre-Owned Used Pickups,...
Ten best certified pre-owned used pickuos, SUVs and Crossovers at a great value.
Why GM Issued a Recall for 258K Used SUVs
GM has issued a massive recall of 258,000 SUVs but look beyond the GM name in case you own a used Isuzu Ascender or Saab 9.7-X sport utility vehicle, or SUV, from the 2006 and 2007 model years.
Prepping a Used Car for Sale or Trade In
Lessons from home selling apply to prepping a car for sale. Here are some fast tips that will get you optimal value for your used car. The advice works whether you are selling or trading in your vehicle.
Honda Announces Pilot, Odyssey Recalls
Honda has announced the recall of its popular sports utility vehicle the Honda Pilot and its well-known minivan the Honda Odyssey for possible problems with the driver's side airbag.
Advice on Buying a \$1000 Used Car
There was an article in my hometown newspaper on an 18-year old woman who felt she got ripped for buying a used car for $1000 and then discovering it had major mechanical problems, which is why I offer advice on buying a $1000 used car. I don’t want you to feel ripped off.
Acura MDX - A Premium Luxury SUV
In the market for a used car? Based on my experience reviewing more than 400 cars, trucks and SUVs in the last seven years, here is my list of the Top 10 Used Cars. Page 10.
How To Buy a Used Electric Car
At first glance, it may seem odd to see an article about how to buy a used electric car when new electric cars are in limited supply with pretty much the Tesla Roadster and Nissan Leaf the only electric vehicles consumers can buy as of mid-December 2010.
Buyer Beware: Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Pose...
Certified pre-owned vehicles are white hot now. Unsuspecting consumers might get taken advantage of either in price or warranty protection.
Honda Subject To Many Recalls for Its Used...
It's not been a great 12 months or so for the Honda brand in the United States, which in 2011 recalled 3.8 million vehicles over 15 different service campaigns. All of those many recalls should give you pause if you're shopping for a used Honda.
Massive Ford recall Includes Lincolns
Ford has issued a massive safety recall for used Fords and used Lincolns. Make sure your used car is not affected by the recall.
The Right Luxury Sedan with The Wrong Name
In the market for a used car? Based on my experience reviewing more than 400 cars, trucks and SUVs in the last seven years, here is my list of the Top 10 Used Cars. Page 9.
Carvana has a Used Car Vending Machine
Find out more about Carvana, a used car buying website that bills itself as the first complete, online car retailer (including vending machines).
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
What is California's Used Car Salvage Law?
A look at the details of the California used car salvage title laws, as well as how to read a used car title.
LoJack reports most popular stolen cars
LoJack is out with its sixth annual list of most stolen used cars, including the top 10 cities where owners are separated from their cars.
Understanding Certified Pre-Owned Cars
Car dealers sell certified pre-owned used cars as vehicles with peace of mind guaranteed. Understanding what you're getting into can reap financial rewards and a great car ownership experience for years to come. Skimping on your knowledge can make your certified pre-owned experience painful indeed.
Most Dangerous Used Cars on the Road
When it comes to buying a used car, price and fuel economy are usually a major concern but this list of the most dangerous used cars on the road warrants attention.
State of Ohio Salvage Title Laws Description
In late 2009 and the first half of 2010, massive problems with fraud were uncovered with titles emanating from the State of Ohio. According to a report in the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, a deputy clerk was fired after being accused of issuing sellable titles for junked autos without the required inspections and state police inspectors found numerous instances notarized title applications had blank spots, which means they were ripe for fraud.
Best Deals on Used SUVs and Crossovers
There are always people who need to buy a SUV. Frankly, there is little reason to buy a new SUV. Depreciation caused by rising fuel prices has created the best deals on used SUVs and crossovers you have ever seen. I’ve done extensive research into the used SUV marketplace in conjunction with Jason Fogelson, About.com’s guide to SUVs, who has compiled a list of outstanding new SUV values. All of these vehicles have strong reliability records, according to ConsumerReports.org
A Look at Mercedes Benz Certified Pre-Owned
Before buying a certified pre-owned vehicle, check out this review of the certified pre-owned program offered by Mercedes Benz. It explains the warranty program for the manufacturer; how old the certified pre-owned vehicles are, and other benefits you can expect from the manufacturer’s certified pre-owned program.
Massive Airbag Recall of Used Cars
The massive airbag recall is affecting more than 7 million used cars. Is yours on the list? See what has been recalled.
5 Reasons To Keep or To Sell a Used Car
There are five questions you should consider before buying a used car or keeping the used car you currently have.
Twenty Long Lasting Used Cars, Trucks, SUVs
Twenty used cars, trucks and SUVs that could hit 200,000 miles
NHTSA Used Car Recall Website
NHTSA has set up a new website, along with mobile apps, that can instantly tell if you a used car is subject to recall.
12 Fuel Efficient Used Cars You Can Get for...
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 info comes from ConsumerReports.org and fuel economy stats come from FuelEconomy.gov. gas saving transportation attractive used cars
How To Sell a Used Car
There is a lot that goes into selling a used car. Frankly, it can be difficult to keep track of it all, which is why I have prepared this overview of all the steps you are going to need to take from prepping your used car to marketing it to the best practices for selling a used car.
Classic American Muscle Car That Many Crave
In the market for a used car? Based on my experience reviewing more than 400 cars, trucks and SUVs in the last seven years, here is my list of the Top 10 Used Cars. Page 7.
Used Car Recall Notices Will Be Soon Available...
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that recall information on specific used vehicles will be available in August 2014.
A Sub-Compact Used Car with Plenty of Room & Pep
In the market for a used car? Based on my experience reviewing more than 400 cars, trucks and SUVs in the last seven years, here is my list of the Top 10 Used Cars. Page 8.
Texas Has Program To Avoid Used Car Title...
Selling a used car in Texas has become a little easier with the creation of Title Check, which provides free background checks for Texas motor vehicle titles.
Get Cash for Your Leased Used Car
End your term with a car worth more than stated in the contract and you end the lease contract with cash in your pocket.
Mojo Motors Promotes New Way To Buy Used Cars
Mojo Motors is a used car vehicle sales aggregator website that offers a new way to buy used cars: guaranteed pricing at a discount available only through a free membership.
Used Car Prices Continue To Drop
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This Large Sedan Wears Its Age Well
In the market for a used car? Based on my experience reviewing more than 400 cars, trucks and SUVs in the last seven years, here is my list of the Top 10 Used Cars. Page 2.
Fuel Efficient Used Cars from \$4000 to \$6000
In the market for a used car, but find you are stretched a little thin because of the economic times? After all, with a gallon of milk and a gallon of gas both north of $4, and a credit squeeze, it can be tough to buy the car of your dreams. Here is a collection of fuel-efficient cars that won't give you nightmares, at least. Pricing info courtesy of KBB.com. Reliability info comes from ConsumerReports.org and fuel economy stats come from FuelEconomy.gov.
Rental cars are used car bargains
According to Ricky Beggs, managing editor of Black Book, one segment of the used car market that is off-rental vehicles. You might know them better as former used rental cars to use the less technical term and see them as potential bargains.
Facts About Salvage Title Values
Facts on when to repair a salvage titled used car and when not to.
Honda Odyssey
Used Honda Odyssey. Used Cars. Page 14.
Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability Rankings
Consumer Reports 2013 annual report on used and new car reliability important tool for consumers.
Certified Pre-Owned Midsize Trucks Hard to Find
Certified pre-owned midsize trucks are in high demand and low supply. Shop smartly and you can stil find what you need in this crowded segment.
Stolen Car List Can Help You Buy a Used Car
One of the most popular lists to come out each July is the Top 10 Most Stolen Cars, which is a list that can help you buy a used car.
Why Credit Unions Are Great For Low-Cost Auto...
Less than one in five used car loans are made from credit unions, which is surprising because they can be a great source of low-cost loans because they can offer competitive financing rates to their members versus other financial institutions.
California Gets It Right with New Salvage Title...
California has enacted a first-in-the-nation salvage title law that mandates all new and used car dealers slap a red sticker on any vehicle that has a salvage, junk, or flood title. The new law goes into effect July 1, 2012.
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.
Five Reasons Not To Sell Your Used Car
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Rodney Dangerfield of Sedans Gets No Respect
In the market for a used car? Based on my experience reviewing more than 400 cars, trucks and SUVs in the last seven years, here is my list of the Top 10 Used Cars. Page 6.
Where Used Pickups Get Stolen
Three states account for almost 50 percent of all stolen used pickups in the United States. Find out if your state is on the list.
Tips for Inspecting a Used Convertible
It’s the automotive dream of a lot of people – to own a convertible and experience the joy of top-down driving. I live in the Northeast, so it’s not always a priority, but I do enjoy putting the top down occasionally (when I have a convertible to review). With two children under the age of 5, a used convertible is not in my immediate future, but let me offer some advice if you’d like to take the plunge.
A Look at Honda Certified Pre-Owned
Before buying a certified pre-owned vehicle, check out this review of the certified pre-owned program offered by Honda for its certified used cars. It explains the warranty program for the manufacturer; how old the certified pre-owned vehicles are, and other benefits you can expect from the manufacturer’s certified pre-owned program.
Oklahoma Salvage Title Laws
Oklahoma salvage title laws are administered through the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Oklahoma salvage title laws are pretty good for consumers when compared to other states. Insurance companies may not like them as much.
U.S. Bank Introduces Buying Service for Used...
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.
Old Used Car or Newer Used Car – Which is...
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.
Used Compact Prices Are Dropping
The best values in used cars are going to be found in the used compact car segment, which has seen big year over year drops.
Cheap States for Buying a Used Car
Cheapest states to buy a used car demonstrate how much taxes, fees, and registration costs can add to the bottom line.
Beware the Balloon Loan for Used Car Financing
There's a disturbing new trend in the used car financing business called balloon loans that are good for the lender and not that great for the used car buyer.
Used Car Values Among Discontinued Models
The remnants bin in a bookstore is a good place to pick up a good book at a value and the same is true of discontinued models that manufacturers no longer want to produce and sell. They make strong used car values because prices drop on them quickly.
Four Good Used Cars in Strong Supply
These four used cars from 2011 should be on your short list of vehicles to consider. Of course, there are alternatives to look at.
Avoiding Fraud When Buying a Used Car
AutoTrader offers tips on avoiding used car fraud when buying a used car. These tips could save you money and hassles.
prices for used luxury cars dropping
April 2014 a good time to buy a used luxury car.
Almost 500,000 Ford Escapes Being Recalled
Almost half-a-million Ford Escapes are being recalled because of potential problems with unintended acceleration, which apparently can be real in some cases.
NHTSA Investigating Used Jeep Grand Cherokee,...
Numerous media outlets are reporting that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is investigating more than 5.1 million Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Liberties for a possible high incidence of fires after rear-end collisions as well as corrosion problems.
Look for These Repair Problems Before Buying Used
CarMD study shows most common problems in used cars in terms of repairs.
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.
A Mini-Minivan That Handles A Lot in its Mini...
In the market for a used car? Based on my experience reviewing more than 400 cars, trucks and SUVs in the last seven years, here is my list of the Top 10 Used Cars. Page 3.
Run Your Credit Report Before Buying a Used Car
There are a lot of things a used car buyer should do before heading out for a purchase. The most important might be to run your credit report before buying a used car.
Five Things That Will Hurt a Used Car’s...
Not being prepared when it comes time to sell your used car will hurt its resale value. There are five things you can do that could earn you hundreds of additional dollars on the price of a used car you are selling.
Safe used cars for teens
A list of the safest used cars for teens as compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Questions About Buying a Used Electric Nissan...
There's a debate raging over whether to buy a used electric vehicle or a used one. On the one side of the argument are government incentives and on the other is rapidly decreasing residual values. What makes more sense for you?
popular used cars that are not reliable
These popular used cars may have long-term reliability problems. Inspect them closely before purchasing them.
Tesla Now Offers Certified Pre-Owned Cars
Tesla now offers certified pre-owned cars through its unique retail network. Make sure you ask the right questions before buying one.
Residual Values Help Determine Used Car Prices
Residual values on new cars are important to the used car market for both sellers and buyers. They are important to keep in mind when used car shopping because they can vastly affect the price you are going to pay for a used car.
Used Chevrolet Avalanches Should Hold Their Value
The announcement that the Chevrolet Avalanche pickup is being discontinued after the 2013 model year apparently will not hurt its value.
State of New York Salvage Title Laws
New York, for some reason, has always struck me as a litigious state with lots and lots of laws on the books. That could explain why the New York Salvage Title laws for its used cars are so thorough.
A Look at Toyota Certified Pre-Owned
Before buying a certified pre-owned vehicle, check out this review of the certified pre-owned program offered by Toyota. It explains the warranty program for the manufacturer; how old the certified pre-owned vehicles are, and other benefits you can expect from the manufacturer’s certified pre-owned program.
Nissan Murano
Used Nissan Murano. Used Cars. Page 13.
Definition of Crossover Utility Vehicle
CROSSOVER UTILITY VEHICLE: This is a tricky term to pinpoint because it has its origins in marketing. Basically, it’s a sports utility vehicle that is built on a car frame with little if any off-road capability. Some manufacturers, though, to avoid calling their vehicles station wagons (like Subaru) will call their vehicles crossovers and others, not wanting their vehicles to be called SUVs, like Honda with its four-wheel drive 8-passenger Pilot, will call their vehicles crossovers.
Saab 9-5 a Quirky Little Sedan with Strong...
In the market for a used car? Based on my experience reviewing more than 400 cars, trucks and SUVs in the last seven years, here is my list of the Top 10 Used Cars. Page 5.
How To Use Facebook To Buy Your Next Used Car
Sure you can use Facebook to play Farmville and keep in touch with friends, but be careful on how you use Facebook to buy your next used car.
Rise in used car prices for 2014
The rise in used car prices for the second quarter of 2014 is being driven by consumer demand as well as loosening automotive credit - a bad sign.
Questions Windstar Owners Have About the Recall
The ongoing saga of the Ford Windstar recall has people confused, angry and wondering what to do. In an attempt to clarify some of what is going on, an interview was conducted with Wes Sherwood, Safety Communications Manager, for Ford about questions Windstar owners have about the recall.
Strong Kia Certified Pre-Owned Sales in June
Sales of Kia certified pre-owned vehicles have hit record highs in June 2015.
Hyundai Ranked Best by CarMD in Overall...
Best way to measure a used car's reliability is the CarMD annual vehicle health scorecard, which ranks used cars based on repair costs.
Oklahoma Rebuilt Title Laws
The State of Oklahoma administers vehicle titles through the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Oklahoma used car salvage title laws are pretty good for consumers when compared to other states. Insurance companies may not like them as much. Rebuilt titles in Oklahoma can also be a good value. Page 2.
A Full-Size Van That Makes Driving Enjoyable
In the market for a used car? Based on my experience reviewing more than 400 cars, trucks and SUVs in the last seven years, here is my list of the Top 10 Used Cars. Page 4.
GM recalls spell trouble for used car buyers
Ongoing recalls by GM should make you pause before purchasing a used Chevrolet, used Cadillac, used GMC or other used GM products. Do you diligence.
AAA Announces Top Commuter Vehicle Picks for...
AAA, North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization with more than 51 million members has put together its list of the top vehicle picks for consumers. I’ve examined the list for you and highlighted some of the pros and cons, as well as adding in what Consumer Reports .
New Connecticut Law Mandates Safety Inspections
The state of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles has announced a new law for used car dealers that should become a model for the nation. Used cars sold by dealers must undergo a specific safety inspection.
Used Car Safety Buying Tips
In the next town over from where I live in Connecticut, a man was robbed of $750 when he responded to a craigslist ad for a used car, which reinforces the need for a primer like this on used car safety buying tips.
Most Common Repairs for Used Cars
Curious what repairs might be needed in the used car you are buying? The CarMD vehicle health index report points out the Top 10 repairs.
Top 25 Most Researched Used Cars for July 2013
Kelley Blue Book, through its website KBB.com, has listed the Top 25 most-researched used cars for July 2013. It's a list dominated at the top by Japanese manufacturers.
Most popular used cars bought and driven at...
A look at the most popular used cars sold and test driven at used car retailer CarMax can help you decide what your next used car is going to be.
Now the Best Time To Buy a Used Truck
New research on used truck sales show that supply is starting to drop, which means prices should start to rise, especially as gas prices continue to drop.
Most Popular Used Cars for January 2014
Alternative choices for the most popular used cars
A Look at Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned
Before buying a certified pre-owned vehicle, check out this review of the certified pre-owned program offered by Hyundai. It explains the warranty program for the manufacturer; how old the certified pre-owned vehicles are, and other benefits you can expect from the manufacturer’s certified pre-owned program.
Beware Deceptive Means Dealers Use for Selling...
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.
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.
Ten Best Certified Pre-Owned Used Cars
Ten best certified pre-owned used cars you can buy in terms of cost and value.

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