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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

15 Sedans That Make Commuting a Blast

Driving back and forth to work can seem like drudgery if you have the wrong car. Pick the right one, though, and your... 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

The Best Off-Road SUVs in 2018

For many drivers, the adventure begins where the pavement ends. They need durable vehicles that are built to tackle... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 27, 2018

How Does the Electric Car Tax Credit Work?

Sticker prices for plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles are, for the most part, significantly higher than those... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 27, 2018

What Types of Hybrid Cars Are There?

When most buyers think about hybrid cars, they think about the Toyota Prius . While it was one of the first on the... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 27, 2018

31 Coolest Family Cars

Who says family cars can’t be cool? Just because you have to carry people and their stuff doesn’t mean you can’t have a... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 24, 2018

SUVs vs. Minivans

Family-friendly people movers come in two basic varieties: minivans or SUVs. There are pros and cons to each in terms... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 23, 2018

What is Dealer Invoice Price?

The goal of most buyers is to negotiate a price on a new car that's well below the sticker price, or MSRP . A more... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 23, 2018

16 Cheapest Turbocharged Cars You Can Buy

Automakers are increasingly turning to turbochargers so that they can install smaller engines in their vehicles while... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 23, 2018

6 Ways to Make Money on a Car Lease

Usually at the end of a lease, you drop the vehicle off at the dealership you got it from and walk away with no further... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 22, 2018

12 Car Leasing Mistakes That Cost You

Leasing a car is an excellent way to get behind the wheel of a new vehicle – with the latest safety, connectivity, and... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 22, 2018

The Best 8-Passenger SUVs of 2018

When you need a capable vehicle that can carry eight people, an SUV is an excellent choice. While most midsize... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 22, 2018

40 Best SUVs Under $40,000

SUVs are the most popular products in today's U.S. auto market. Not only do they feature roomy and versatile interiors... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 21, 2018

10 Tips for Negotiating a Car Lease

Leasing a new car is simple in theory: you’re just paying for the part of the vehicle’s depreciation that occurs during... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 20, 2018

The 6 Best New SUVs Under $20,000

The popularity of SUVs continues to soar as they replace the traditional four-door sedan on America’s highways. They’re... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 20, 2018

How Does Leasing a Car Work?

About 30 percent of new cars are leased, rather than purchased. Leasing has several advantages – at least in the short... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 2, 2018

12 Compact SUVs With the Most Cargo Room

Cargo capacity is an essential factor to consider when choosing your new ride, and the compact SUV segment offers a... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 1, 2018

14 Most Luxurious Trucks

There’s no need to give up the features you love from your luxury car when you buy a pickup. Truck makers are building... Read More »

John M. Vincent Aug. 1, 2018

9 Signs a CPO Car Is Right for You

Think there are only two choices when buying a car: New or Used? There’s a third option, and it blends the best of both... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jul. 31, 2018

15 Cheap New Cars With Lots of Horsepower

When your lust for power is intense – but your finances aren’t – you can still find some great vehicles. From sedans... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jul. 31, 2018

15 SUVs With the Best Third-Row Seats

SUVs with three rows are great options for growing families, allowing the vehicles to carry up to seven, eight, or even... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jul. 31, 2018

30 Best Cars Under $30,000 in 2018

It’s easy to find a new car for less than $30,000, but can you get a GREAT car for less than $30K? The answer is an... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jul. 30, 2018

8 Best Electric Vehicles in 2018

Though we're still in the dawn of the modern electric vehicle (EV) age, automakers are producing a growing number of... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jul. 30, 2018

Can You Lease a Used Car?

Leasing a car is a popular way to get behind the wheel for less than the cost of purchasing the same vehicle. While... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jul. 20, 2018

14 Ways to Get the Best Used Car Deal

Buying a new car should be a fun experience. For many shoppers, however, the freewheeling process of finding a good... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jul. 19, 2018

10 Best Times to Buy a Used Car

Buying a used car rather than a new one is a fantastic way to save money. To save the most money, you have to buy the... Read More »

John M. Vincent Jul. 19, 2018

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