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These are our features published in 2009. To see more current features, visit our Automotive Features Center.

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The Strangest Concept Cars of 2009 - Dec. 21, 2009

The Best Days to Buy a Car in December - Dec. 9, 2009

Holiday Car Deals to Avoid - Nov. 23, 2009

Don't Wait to Buy a New Car - Oct. 28, 2009

6 New Cars Worth Waiting For - July 28, 2009

Where Was Your Car Born? - June 25, 2009

5 Cars to Buy Before They're Gone - June 22, 2009

Is Now the Best Time Ever to Buy a Car? - May 26, 2009

5 Cars That Shouldn't Get a Bailout - April 27, 2009

New Decade, New Cars: 2010 Models You Can Buy Now - April 21, 2009

Who the Heck is Fiat? - April 6, 2009

Get a Tax Break on a New Car - April 6, 2009

Can Hyundai Make Your Car Purchase Carefree? - March 2, 2009

4 Death-Row Cars Worth Saving - Feb. 6, 2009

6 Cars on Death Row - Jan. 16, 2009

What's in the White House Garage? - Jan. 9, 2009

8 Brand-New Cars for the New Year - Jan. 5, 2009

Finance

5 Overpriced Cars - Oct. 7, 2009

Buying a Car from a Private Seller - Sept. 24, 2009

6 Car Repairs You Can't Afford to Skip - June 18, 2009

The $20,000 Porsche and Other Great Finds - May 12, 2009

Has Your Car Kicked the Bucket? - May 11, 2009

Great Cars for About $200 a Month - March 23, 2009

How to Buy a Used Car - March 17, 2009

5 Tips for Financing a Car in 2009 - Feb. 26, 2009

Is Buying a New Car Worth It? - Feb. 17, 2009

The Worst Cars for the Money - Feb. 13, 2009

Safety

5 Risky Distracted Driving Behaviors - Oct. 2, 2009

The Dangers of Distracted Driving - Sept. 14, 2009

Car Safety Recalls: What You Need to Know - Aug. 12, 2009

Short on Safety: Think Twice About These Family Cars - July 21, 2009

The Car That Stops Itself and Other Hi-Tech Rides - May 11, 2009

The 5 Most Dangerous Cars for Teens - Feb. 23, 2009

Buying and Owning Advice

Are These Zombie Cars Worth Buying? - Dec. 21, 2009

Get These Cars Before They're Gone - Dec. 15, 2009

How to Test Drive a Car Like a Pro - Nov. 23, 2009

5 Car Dealer Extras You Don't Need - Nov. 23, 2009

Best Used Cars - Nov. 16, 2009

Where to Buy a Used Car - Nov. 6, 2009

The Most Discounted Cars for Fall - Oct. 19, 2009

5 Used-Car Red Flags - Oct. 15, 2009

5 Cheap Cars You Might Overlook - Oct. 1, 2009

Reliable and...Domestic? - Sept. 28, 2009

Best Luxury Car Deals - Sept. 21, 2009

5 Small Cars with Big Utility - Sept. 9, 2009

Cars With the Biggest Discounts - August 31, 2009

7 Great Cars for College and Beyond - August 13, 2009

Get a Car Payment for Less Than Your Electric Bill - August 7, 2009

5 Best Cars Under $15K - August 7, 2009

Detroit Still Has It: Great American Cars - July 27, 2009

Sedan Smackdown: Ford Fusion vs. Toyota Camry - July 7, 2009

Just in Time for Father's Day: Camry Killers for Dad - June 15, 2009

Buy a Car in Your Pajamas - June 8, 2009

5 Great Budget Convertibles - May 26, 2009

Reliable Cars for Unpredictable Times - May 18, 2009

Don't Make These 8 Dealership Mistakes - May 4, 2009

5 Hot Rides for Cool Moms - May 4, 2009

7 Great Family Cars - April 27, 2009

Can Your Car Last A Million Miles? - April 2, 2009

Hot Rides for the Recession - March 17, 2009

5 Reasons to Buy an American Car Now - March 17, 2009

6 Used-Car Traps and How to Avoid Them - March 10, 2009

Your Car Company is Dead. Now What? - Feb. 20, 2009

6 Things Used-Car Shoppers Must Know - Jan. 26, 2009

Handy Smartphone Apps for Cars - June 2, 2011

Gas Mileage

How Green is Your Car? - April 21, 2009

Could the Electric Car Get Killed Again? - April 7, 2009

Popular Culture

6 Roads to Drive Before You Die - Oct. 19, 2009

7 Cars to Drive Before You Die - July 14, 2009

Celebrity Cars You Can Afford - July 8, 2009

The Hottest Summer Movie Cars - June 23, 2009

Funky Cars You Love to Hate - June 15, 2009

6 Cars That Need Makeovers - March 24, 2009

Is Your Car a Cop Magnet? - Feb. 6, 2009

Best Cars for Attracting Your Valentine - Feb. 6, 2009

Best Cars for Your Zodiac Sign - Jan. 13, 2009

Best and Worst Lists

Best and Worst Used Cars - June 1, 2009

To find articles published before 2009, see our 2008 Features Archive.