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Car Buying Tips, News, and Features - 2016

2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Toyota Corolla: Head to Head

The 2017 Toyota Corolla and 2017 Honda Civic are compact, five-passenger, front-wheel drive sedans. The Corolla was... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Dec. 30, 2016

2017 Subaru Forester vs. 2017 Subaru Outback: Head to Head

Subaru is a brand that has built its reputation on practical and rugged vehicles. The automaker’s lineup of... Read More »

George Kennedy Dec. 30, 2016

What Car Should I Buy?

When the time comes to buy a car, you can’t just throw a dart at a dartboard to figure out which car you should... Read More »

John M. Vincent Dec. 30, 2016

Best Cars to Buy Before the New Year

The end of the year is one of best times to buy a car , so if you’ve been holding out for a new vehicle, now could be a... Read More »

Matt Rand Dec. 29, 2016

2017 Audi A6 vs. 2017 Audi A7: Sibling Rivalry

As far as Audi is concerned, it’s somewhere around two cylinders, 10 cubic feet of trunk space, and $21,000. Read More »

T. Arthur Corcoran Dec. 29, 2016

The Most Reliable New Trucks on the Market in 2016

When you’re considering purchasing a truck, it’s important to consider not just the up-front cost and your monthly... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Dec. 29, 2016

Biggest New Car Debuts of 2017

There are two big trends in new cars for 2017: SUVs and electrified vehicles . Those might not seem compatible, but... Read More »

Kristen Hall-Geisler Dec. 28, 2016

9 Cheapest Electric Cars of 2016

Electric vehicles can be some of the most affordable cars on the road today. However, one must be able to take... Read More »

John Goreham Dec. 28, 2016

8 Most Luxurious Trucks of 2017

In the beginning, pickups were tools of pure utility. Like a component of a good tool belt, trucks were there for work... Read More »

George Kennedy Dec. 27, 2016

10 Best Cars for Young Drivers

Shopping for a teen or college-aged driver’s first car can be an anxious experience. Parents want the safety equivalent... Read More »

Karen L. Allanach Dec. 27, 2016

New Honda Civic Hatchback: Details and Pictures

The arrival of the redesigned 2016 Honda Civic turned out to be a significant event in the compact car field. Offered... Read More »

James MacPherson Dec. 27, 2016

Used Car Problems to Avoid

Buying a used car can be stressful. After all, that bright, shiny vehicle you are looking at might be a lemon... Read More »

James MacPherson Dec. 27, 2016

What Are Current Auto Loan Rates?

It has been all over the news, interest rates are going up. But what does that mean for car shoppers? Do you need to... Read More »

John M. Vincent Dec. 23, 2016

Best Vehicles With AWD to Buy in the Winter of 2017

With winter in full swing, many people have an all-wheel drive vehicle on their holiday wish lists. All-wheel drive is... Read More »

Mel Anton Dec. 23, 2016

Holidays Are a Great Time to Buy a Used Car

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to put off car shopping until after the new year. But... Read More »

John M. Vincent Dec. 22, 2016

Used Ford Ranger Buying Guide

The Ford Ranger enjoyed 29 years of production in the United States. It debuted in 1983, and the last U.S. built Ford... Read More »

Steven Loveday Dec. 22, 2016

Buick's Changing Lineup

Over the past few years, Buick has been trying to reshape what people think of them. No longer should you associate the... Read More »

Nate Parsons Dec. 22, 2016

2017 Mazda6 vs. 2017 Honda Accord: Head to Head

The Mazda6 and Honda Accord are tied at the No. 3 spot in our midsize car rankings , along with the Chevrolet Malibu... Read More »

Steven Loveday Dec. 21, 2016

New Mercedes E63 AMG: Pictures and Details

The way things are, or the way they used to be, or at least the way BMW would like them to be, is that if you’re on the... Read More »

T. Arthur Corcoran Dec. 21, 2016

Chevrolet Corvette History

Chevrolet has called the Corvette “America’s only true production sports car.” Granted, this is open to dispute, but it... Read More »

James MacPherson Dec. 21, 2016

Most Reliable Cars Under $30,000 in 2016

The most reliable cars on the market are mostly luxury models that come with a price tag much higher than $30,000. But... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Dec. 20, 2016

10 Cars With More Room for Car Seats

There’s nothing quite like the anxiety a parent feels the first time they try to squeeze three car seats across the... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Dec. 20, 2016

Three Best Times to Buy a Car

Just as there’s an optimal time to book a flight or visit the Caribbean, there’s a time of the year, month, and even... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Dec. 20, 2016

7 Tips for Shipping a Car

Shipping a car across the country or overseas can be an expensive and risky proposition. Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Dec. 19, 2016

The Roomiest Cars for Families in 2017

Shopping for a new family vehicle isn’t quite as simple as making sure there’s a seat for every bottom. Even if a car... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Dec. 19, 2016

What Is a VIN Number?

If you go to register or insure a car, someone is bound to ask you for its VIN. Short for Vehicle Identification... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Dec. 19, 2016

The College Student and Grad Guide to Car Discounts

School is expensive, and money’s tight for a lot of college students and recent college graduates. One of the most... Read More »

Cherise Threewitt Dec. 19, 2016

10 Best Car Buying Tips for 2017

2016’s trip around the sun is almost complete, and if one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2017 involves buying a new... Read More »

John M. Vincent Dec. 16, 2016

Car History Report: Which One Is Right for You?

You may think you’re ready to buy a used car, but have you checked its past? Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Dec. 16, 2016

All-New 2018 Ford Fiesta: Sneak Peek

Ford introduced the European variant of the completely redesigned Fiesta in November, giving us a few clues about what... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Dec. 16, 2016

How to Choose the Right Car for You

As a car shopper, you have hundreds of choices when it comes to picking a new ride. While there’s something for every... Read More »

John M. Vincent Dec. 16, 2016

Best Hybrid SUVs of 2016

If you want the size and utility of an SUV, but you’re concerned about fuel expenditures or fossil-fuel consumption... Read More »

T. Arthur Corcoran Dec. 16, 2016

Distracted Driving: 7 Bad Habits You Don't Know You Have

We know we’re supposed to keep our hands on the wheel and our eyes on the road at all times. But many of us don’t... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Dec. 16, 2016

10 Best SUVs for Winter Weather in 2017

The snow is flying in many parts of the country, blanketing the roads in a slippery white blanket. But you still need... Read More »

John M. Vincent Dec. 15, 2016

Drowsy Driving: Worse Than Drunk Driving?

You’ve tossed and turned all night, and when the sun comes up, you get dressed, grab your coffee, and hop in the car... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Dec. 15, 2016

Your Guide to Buying a Car out of State

You found a great deal on the perfect car. There’s just one issue – it’s in another state. Read More »

John M. Vincent Dec. 15, 2016

2017 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe: Worth the Upgrade?

Hyundai’s recently updated SUVs give buyers the option of choosing from two or three rows without sacrificing comfort... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Dec. 15, 2016

Best Luxury SUVs Under $40,000 for 2016

Good news: It is possible to get style, performance, and safety wrapped up in an upscale package for a reasonable... Read More »

Jaclyn Trop Dec. 15, 2016

2017 Mazda3 vs. 2017 Mazda6: Worth the Upgrade?

Over the last couple decades, Mazda has crafted a reputation for building affordable, efficient cars that push driver... Read More »

T. Arthur Corcoran Dec. 15, 2016

Your Guide to Buying a Car out of State

You found a great deal on the perfect car. There’s just one issue – it’s in another state. Read More »

John M. Vincent Dec. 15, 2016

Which Cars Have the Most Horsepower per Dollar?

We are in the midst of a horsepower renaissance. While the original muscle car era might be looked back at fondly, it’s... Read More »

George Kennedy Dec. 15, 2016

Best Year-End Clearance Events

With the holiday season upon us, you’re probably looking for a good deal for all of the items on your wish list. For... Read More »

Mel Anton Dec. 15, 2016

What Does A Vehicle History Report Tell You?

It’s on everyone’s checklist. Before you buy a used car, be sure and get a vehicle history report. Read More »

John M. Vincent Dec. 13, 2016

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport: 10 Things That Make it Special

In the Corvette world, the name “Grand Sport” carries some weight. It represents a lineage of cars that, at one time or... Read More »

Dec. 13, 2016

Used Car Dealership: 8 Warning Signs You're at a Bad One

Used car dealers have a well-earned reputation for shadiness, with their plaid jackets, high-pressure sales tactics... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Dec. 13, 2016

Best Plug-in Hybrids of 2016

Many automakers are adding a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) to their list of offerings. The addition of an electric motor offers... Read More »

Steven Loveday Dec. 12, 2016

10 Things to Look For When Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car can be like skating on thin ice. You never know what pitfalls you’re likely to encounter. The water... Read More »

Eric C. Evarts Dec. 12, 2016

13 Best All-Electric Cars

The selection of all-electric vehicles is growing quickly, as more automakers are releasing competing models (or... Read More »

Steven Loveday Dec. 12, 2016

Most Reliable New Cars Under $20,000 in 2016

Some of the lowest priced cars on the market also receive good predicted reliability scores. Despite their... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Dec. 12, 2016

Dodge vs. Ford: Battle of the Brands

Dodge and Ford have been around nearly as long as the automobile itself. Deeply rooted in Detroit, the American... Read More »

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull Dec. 12, 2016

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