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Car History Report: Which One Is Right for You?

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? Getting a vehicle history report is a critical step ... read more »
Used Honda Civics

Used Honda Civics

Honda Civic sedans and hatchbacks, which recently underwent a full redesign, have long been some of the best-selling affordable compact cars on the market. While ... read more »
How CPO Programs Work

How CPO Programs Work

Certified pre-owned (CPO) cars have become a very important option for buyers looking for a trustworthy, high-quality vehicle at a lower cost than a new ... read more »
Flood-damaged cars

Avoiding Flood-Damaged Used Cars

Following recent historic Louisiana floods, and a year that has brought massive rainstorms to other parts of the country, buyers of used cars should be ... read more »
Should I Buy a Used Honda Odyssey?

Should I Buy a Used Honda Odyssey?

Think of the Honda Odyssey as the straight A-student that rarely makes a misstep. If you want steady, reliable excellence that is designed for a ... read more »
Lexus CPO Buying Guide

Lexus CPO Buying Guide

Can’t afford to buy a new vehicle but still want the luxury Lexus offers? You may want to consider a Lexus certified preowned vehicle. These ... read more »
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2009 BMW X3, Best Used BMW

Best Used BMWs

If you aspire to a sports or luxury car from BMW, but want to avoid the steep cost of a new model, there's another ... read more »
Best Used Hyundais

Best Used Hyundais

Hyundai has long been a symbol of value in the automotive marketplace. From hatchbacks to small crossovers to full luxury cars, the Korean automaker delivers ... read more »
Trucks with the Best Residual Value

Trucks with the Best Residual Value

The day you purchase a new truck it’s hard to imagine a time when you’d ever want to trade it for something else. The day ... read more »
2014 Honda Civic

Used Car Buying: Getting the Timing Right

Want to get the best bang for your buck when looking for a used car deal? It comes down to three factors: What you buy ... read more »
Shoud I Buy A Volkswagen Today

Should I Buy a Volkswagen Diesel Today?

Ever since the Volkswagen diesel scandal broke in September of 2015, there’s been rampant speculation about what Volkswagen would do to fix the problems and ... read more »
New vs Used Car Loans

New vs Used Car Loans: Why Are Used More Expensive?

It’s a great time to buy a used car, with thousands of well-cared-for off-lease vehicles hitting the market each day. But, while the cars are ... read more »
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certified pre-owned

What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

Walking through a used car lot, it can be difficult to tell which car will be a reliable ride – and which one is hiding ... read more »
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What Does 'No-Haggle Price' Mean?

For car shoppers, the most painful part of the process is negotiating a price. Many buyers have previously suffered through an interrogation-like experience, waiting for ... read more »
broken down car

Understanding J.D. Power Reliability Ratings for Car Buying

Regardless of warranty, new and used car buyers want their vehicles to be dependable. That’s why reliability ratings from J.D. Power and Associates are ... read more »
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5 Common Mistakes Used Car Buyers Make

When it comes to used car buying, there are lots of mistakes buyers can make. However, there are five common mistakes that experts familiar with ... read more »
2015 Honda Fit

How Much Should You Spend on a Car?

There’s no getting around it – cars are expensive. They’re starting to cost more and more, too. Kelley Blue Book reports that the average new ... read more »
Best Used Trucks Under $25,000 to Buy Now

Best Used Trucks Under $25,000 to Buy Now

The best-selling vehicle in the U.S. is a pickup truck, and it’s easy to see why. Trucks are available with four-wheel drive, have spacious ... read more »
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Should You Buy a Used Rental Car?

Should You Buy a Used Rental Car?

For rental cars, it turns out, there’s an afterlife. Each year, rental agencies sell portions of their fleet to consumers and dealerships, so it’s possible ... read more »
5 Things Smart Used Car Shoppers Look For

5 Things Smart Used Car Shoppers Look For

It’s estimated that more than 14 million new cars will be sold in the U.S. this year. If you think that’s a lot, then ... read more »
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U.S. News Launches Used Car Rankings

We’re pleased to launch our Used Car Rankings, especially since so many users have asked for them. We hope that they give used car shoppers ... read more »
For Best Used Car Prices, Buy During Holiday Season

For Best Used Car Prices, Buy During Holiday Season

If you’re looking to purchase a used car in the near future, CarGurus, a car research and shopping site, says that now is the time ... read more »
Used Car Buying Mistakes: Avoid These to Save Money

Used Car Buying Mistakes: Avoid These to Save Money

Used car prices reached record highs in April and May, but as gas prices start to fall, used vehicle prices are beginning to drop. If ... read more »