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Why Are Cars So Expensive?

A common question among car buyers is “Why are cars so expensive?” In December 2018, the average transaction price for... Read More »

John M. Vincent Mar. 21, 2019

What Is a Car's MSRP?

Start car shopping, and one of the first numbers you'll see is the vehicle's MSRP, or manufacturer's suggested retail... Read More »

John M. Vincent Mar. 14, 2019

12 Best Car Deals This March

No one wants to tromp around a car dealer lot when the weather is awful. This year’s never-ending winter could end up... Read More »

John M. Vincent Mar. 7, 2019

How Much Should You Spend on a Car?

One of the first steps you should take when you are considering buying or leasing a new or used vehicle is figuring out... Read More »

John M. Vincent Mar. 6, 2019

14 Ways to Survive the Car Dealership

Having a new car can be a lot of fun, but many car buyers find the process of buying or leasing to be anything but... Read More »

John M. Vincent Mar. 6, 2019

30 Best Car Buying Tips

Tell a friend or neighbor that you’re in the market for a new or used car and you will likely be regaled with stories... Read More »

John M. Vincent Mar. 6, 2019

Average Used Car Loan Interest Rates

It’s easy to forget that the price tag is only one part of the total cost of buying a used vehicle. Another significant... Read More »

John M. Vincent Mar. 6, 2019

Military and First Responders Guide to Car Discounts

Many automakers offer generous discounts to current and former military members in recognition of their service to... Read More »

John M. Vincent Mar. 6, 2019

12 Best Car Lease Deals This March

Despite the groundhog’s prediction, winter’s grip is hanging on tight this March. That’s great if you’re looking to... Read More »

John M. Vincent Mar. 6, 2019

Certified Used Cars vs. Extended Warranties: Which Is Better for You?

When you are considering purchasing a used car, you have a choice: You can either buy a certified pre-owned car with... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 31, 2019

How to Buy a Car

Getting behind the wheel of a new or new-to-you used car is exhilarating. There’s nothing like finding the right car... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 31, 2019

How Does Leasing a Car Work?

If you could get a new car every few years, with the latest features and technology, at a monthly price that’s... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 31, 2019

17 Car Loan Mistakes Everybody Makes

There’s more to buying a car than simply picking up the one you want and driving it home. You also need to figure out a... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 29, 2019

New Cars Vs. Used Cars

One of the first questions that car buyers face is whether to purchase a new car or one that’s used. Pre-owned vehicles... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 29, 2019

2019 Detroit Auto Show: Biggest American Debuts

It was a quiet year at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, but that didn’t stop America’s... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 16, 2019

2019 Detroit Auto Show: In Pictures

For a few days each January, the automotive world is focused on Detroit. The North American International Auto Show... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 15, 2019

2019 Detroit Auto Show: 12 Biggest Debuts

While much of the Midwest looks like frozen tundra during the winter months, the North American International Auto Show... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 15, 2019

2019 Cars With Great Residual Values

Some cars are better values than others when you choose to lease. One of the biggest factors in the total cost of the... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 14, 2019

Should You Use In-House Financing from Car Dealers?

Where you finance your next car can save you money or cost you money. About 85 percent of new vehicles are paid for... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jan. 11, 2019

2018 LA Auto Show: 15 Most Outrageous Vehicles

Amidst the glitz and glamour of the Los Angeles Auto Show are some cars and trucks designed to capture your attention... Read More »

John M. Vincent Dec. 3, 2018

Scenes From the 2018 LA Auto Show

The studios of Hollywood aren’t the only places where you’ll find spotlights and excitement in Los Angeles. In downtown... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 30, 2018

What Does a Vehicle History Report Tell You?

A crucial step in any used car purchase is getting a vehicle history report. It’s like a window into the car’s past... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 30, 2018

How to Get the Best Used Car Interest Rate

It’s a lot more fun to shop for cars than it is to shop for car loans. If you want to get the best deal, though, you... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 30, 2018

2018 LA Auto Show: 10 Biggest Electric Car Debuts

Los Angeles is the epicenter of America’s green car culture, so it’s only fitting that manufacturers choose the Los... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 29, 2018

2018 LA Auto Show: 11 Biggest Debuts

Fire up the stage lights! This year’s major auto show season kicked off with dozens of new vehicle introductions during... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 29, 2018

12 Best 2-Seater Cars

Most cars sold in America seat at least four people. Some amazing cars only come with two seats, though. They are quick... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 27, 2018

72/84 Month Auto Loans Are a Bad Idea: Here’s Why

As cars and trucks get more expensive, consumers are taking out longer and longer loans to pay for them. According to... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 26, 2018

The Most Luxurious Minivans You Can Buy

Today’s minivans are no longer just utilitarian people-movers that show you have embraced adulthood. The newest models... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 20, 2018

Can You Lease a Used Car?

One way to get behind the wheel of a car without the high cost of purchasing and financing it is to lease, rather than... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 15, 2018

Car Leasing Costs: Taxes and Fees

When you lease a car, you pay for the vehicle’s depreciation during the course of the lease, plus interest. While... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 15, 2018

How Does Trading In a Car Work?

Trading in your current vehicle to a car dealership is an easy way to part with it when it’s time to buy or lease a new... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 15, 2018

Complete Guide: How to Buy a Used Car

A great way to save money when buying a car is to purchase a used vehicle instead of a new one. The moment you drive a... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 15, 2018

What Is a Good Credit Score to Buy a Car?

Your credit score is one of the critical factors lenders look at when considering whether to finance your next auto... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 15, 2018

How to Get Out of an Upside-Down Car Loan

Owing more money on your car than it is worth is a horrible problem to have if something terrible happens – like the... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 15, 2018

Best Black Friday Car Deals in 2018

Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving – has become a holiday in its own right. It’s also a great time to buy or... Read More »

John M. Vincent Nov. 8, 2018

Cars That Are Almost Self-Driving

The time when we can sit back and tell our car where to drive itself is getting closer every day. Self-driving cars... Read More »

John M. Vincent Oct. 23, 2018

30 SUVs Worth Waiting for in 2019

There’s no doubt about it, SUVs are the hottest thing in the automotive market these days. With improving efficiency... Read More »

John M. Vincent Oct. 4, 2018

Buying vs Leasing a Car

There’s more than one way to get behind the wheel of a new car. You can go the traditional route of buying your next... Read More »

John M. Vincent Sep. 27, 2018

How to Negotiate the Best Car Price

While getting behind the wheel of a new or used car can be a lot of fun, few buyers find the process of buying a car an... Read More »

John M. Vincent Sep. 27, 2018

How to Finance a Used Car

When shopping for a used car, it’s critical that you think about how you are going to pay for it. For most buyers, that... Read More »

John M. Vincent Sep. 27, 2018

How to Buy a Car with Bad Credit

You need a car to drive, but your credit history is more of a nightmare than a dream. Can you even get auto financing... Read More »

John M. Vincent Sep. 27, 2018

How to Refinance Your Car Loan

Refinancing a home mortgage is common, but is auto loan refinancing worth it? If you do it right, you can save more... Read More »

John M. Vincent Sep. 27, 2018

How to Finance a Car and Get a Car Loan

Most car buyers put all of their efforts into finding the perfect car. While that's critically important, figuring out... Read More »

John M. Vincent Sep. 27, 2018

How to Get Out of a Car Lease

Leasing a new car gets you into a vehicle with up-to-date features and technology for a reasonable monthly price. When... Read More »

John M. Vincent Sep. 24, 2018

22 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs in 2018

SUVs and crossovers offer buyers great space for passengers and cargo, a high seating position, an expansive view of... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 30, 2018

13 Best Cars for Dogs

When you’re shopping for a new car, it’s easy to overlook your pet’s needs. Long-time dog owners will tell you... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 29, 2018

11 Fast Trucks: Pickups That Really Haul

Just because you need a utilitarian pickup truck, you don’t need to be limited to life in the slow lane. Equip a pickup... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 29, 2018

17 Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury SUVs

Luxury SUVs blend the opulence of a high-end sedan with the capability, space, and commanding driving height of an SUV... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 28, 2018

12 Tips for Negotiating With a Car Dealer

Having a new – or new-to-you used – car to drive is an invigorating experience. For most people, though, the process of... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 28, 2018

Audi vs. Mercedes: Battle of the Brands

The battle of German luxury brands Mercedes-Benz and Audi dates back to the origins of the automobile. Carl Benz... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 28, 2018

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