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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 »

Jada A. Graves Jun. 15, 2009

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 »

Jada A. Graves Jun. 1, 2009

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 »

Jada A. Graves May. 11, 2009

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 »

Jada A. Graves May. 4, 2009

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 »

Jada A. Graves Mar. 17, 2009

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 »

Jada A. Graves Mar. 17, 2009

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 »

Jada A. Graves Mar. 17, 2009

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 »

Jada A. Graves Mar. 17, 2009

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 »

Jada A. Graves Mar. 10, 2009

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 »

Jada A. Graves Feb. 17, 2009

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 »

Jada A. Graves Sep. 16, 2008

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 »

Jada A. Graves Aug. 29, 2008

Best Cars for the Long Haul

The Honda Civic 's quality record, youthful style and fully-equipped cabin put it on anyone's short list of cars for an... Read More »

Jada A. Graves Aug. 14, 2008

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 »

Jada A. Graves Aug. 8, 2008

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 »

Lauren DeAngelis and Jada A. Graves Jul. 23, 2008

Coolest New Car Features

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

Jada A. Graves Jul. 17, 2008

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 »

Jada A. Graves May. 19, 2008

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