Jada A. Graves

Funky Cars You Love to Hate

Remember the Pontiac Aztek? For the four years Pontiac sold this crossover SUV, reviewers complained more about the... Read More »

Used Car Lemons and Lemonade

Knowing where to place your bets with a used car can be tricky. The horror stories are all too common -- the... Read More »

The Car That Stops Itself and Other Hi-Tech Rides

I blame The Jetsons . The way I see it, ever since the classic 1960s cartoon, we've been pining for family... Read More »

Don't Make These 8 Dealership Mistakes

There's nothing like the sensations that come with buying a new car -- the seductive purring of the engine, the... Read More »

How to Buy a Used Car: Closing the Deal

You're in the home stretch now, but you still have a few things to take care of before you can go home happy. Make sure... Read More »

How to Buy a Used Car: Negotiating

You're back to researching once you've seen the cars you like. But instead of collecting general information, take some... Read More »

How to Buy a Used Car: Test Driving

If you're decided on a budget, some prospective cars and a preferred outlet for purchasing, you can now start the... Read More »

How to Buy a Used Car: Starting Out

You can buy an older car from many more places than a new model. Prices and the quality of the merchandise can... Read More »

6 Used-Car Traps and How to Avoid Them

Buying a new car can be very exciting. Going into the dealership and negotiating a price can be stressful, but it all... Read More »

Is It Better to Buy a New or Used Car?

Automakers have reported anemic sales so far this year, and the downward sales trend doesn't show signs of stopping... Read More »

The Best Cars for Where You Live

Don't pretend you don't know why your micro-mobile gets passed in the carpool lane. Whether it's a conscious choice or... Read More »

The 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars

Recent gas prices have taken some of the fun out of shopping for a new car, but they certainly haven't limited your... Read More »

Best Cars for the Long Haul

Everyone has affection for their first car -- especially if it didn't leave you stranded on the side of the road two... Read More »

Finding a Small Car with Lots of Room

It's hard to imagine shopping in the small car class for a roomy ride. Just looking at some of these vehicles can... Read More »

Where Gas is 12 Cents a Gallon

Tracking the price of gas has practically become a national hobby. Americans may be complaining about rising gas costs... Read More »

Coolest New Car Features

Keyless entry is so 1983. It takes more than chirping locks to impress prospective car buyers these days, and... Read More »

GPS Navigation Systems: Buying Guide

Whether your dubious sense of direction leads you to JCPenney instead of Whole Foods, or you're just interested in a... Read More »

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