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Updated Articles and Resources

By Keith Griffin

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Look for These Repair Problems Before Buying Used Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      CarMD study shows most common problems in used cars in terms of repairs.
    • LoJack Most Stolen Used Cars List Created: Saturday, May 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      LoJack list of most stolen used cars. Is yours on the list?
    • Popular Used Cars with Poor Reliability Records Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      These popular used cars may have long-term reliability problems. Inspect them closely before purchasing them.
    • IIHS Recommends Safe Cars for Teenagers Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      A list of the safest used cars for teens as compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
    • Used Cars - How To Inspect Used Cars Created: Thursday, March 06, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      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 sp...
    • Used Car Sale Prices Increasing for 2014 Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 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.
    • Top 10 Most-Stolen SUVs/CUVs Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Own a CUV or SUV? It might be attractive to used car thieves, especially if you happen to drive a Ford model, which are no. 1, 2, and 3 on the list.
    • Certified Pre-Owned Works for Used Car Dealers Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Certified pre-owned used cars are profitable for dealers but not always for used car buyers. Understand what you are getting into before paying more.
    • Where Your Used Car Will Be Stolen Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      One state dominates the Top 10 list of where your used car will most likely be stolen. Read how you can prevent it from happening to your used car.
    • Research Insurance Costs Before Buying a Used Minivan Created: Monday, October 29, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Automobile.com, which is a center for auto insurance-related information and quotes, has done research on insurance costs that should be considered before buying a used minivan or SUV. Some obvious...
    • Don’t Sell Your Used Car Illegally – It Could Get Ticketed or Towed Created: Sunday, July 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      When it comes time to sell your used car, one option you need to be leery of is posting a “For Sale” sign in your used car. In some parts of the country, that could get cost you a ticke...
    • 10 Best Technologies for Selling a Used Car Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
      There are 10 technologies to make your used car more appealing to used car buyers. Adding them is going to help increase the price of your used car.
    • A Look at BMW Certified Pre-Owned Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Before buying a certified pre-owned vehicle, check out this review of the certified pre-owned program offered by BMW. It explains the warranty program for the manufacturer; how old the certified pr...
    • A Look at Honda Certified Pre-Owned Created: Sunday, July 06, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      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 manufact...
    • Beware the - Curbstoners - or Dealers Who Sell Used Cars as Private Sellers Created: Monday, April 26, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      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."
    • State of New York Salvage Title Laws Created: Sunday, December 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      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 thoroug...
    • How To Fairly Value Your Used Car Created: Monday, March 10, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      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. ...
    • Should You Sell or Fix Your Used Car? Created: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      CarMD offers state-by-state analysis of average used car repairs, which could help you decide whether to fix or sell your used car.
    • 10 Least Reliable Used Car Brands Created: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      10 least reliable used car brands include some surprises like Lexus, BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Expensive does not always mean more reliable.
    • Fifteen Best Used Car Choices for Smart Buyers Created: Sunday, June 24, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      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." itemprop=pr="$zTP='t3'" --> itempr...
    • Ten Things To Know About CarMax Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      Ten facts about CarMax as the supersized used car retailer celebrates 20 years in business.
    • How To Buy a Used Tesla Roadster Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      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...
    • How To Test Drive a Used Car Created: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      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.
    • Illinois Salvage Title Laws Created: Saturday, August 20, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      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." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • California Salvage Titles Created: Saturday, February 28, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      A look at the details of the California used car salvage title laws, as well as how to read a used car title." itemprop="description">> Friday, November 25, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      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 ca...
    • Safe Used Cars for Teen Drivers Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      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." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • When It Makes No Sense To Buy a Used Pontiac Created: Sunday, April 26, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      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...
    • Nissan Altima Most Popular Vehicle at CarMax Created: Saturday, June 07, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014
      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.
    • 2005-2012 Ford Mustang Gets Top Used Car Honor Created: Friday, June 06, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014
      Ford Mustang wins top used car award from WheelsTV
    • Used Cars & SUVs Can Be Attractive To Foreign Buyers Created: Thursday, August 21, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
      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 willin...
    • GM Issues Recall for 258,000 Used SUVs Created: Sunday, August 19, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
      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."

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