Cars / Buying

  • 10 Best Used Cars With a 4-Digit Price Tag

      

    I'm asked continually, "Can I buy a really reliable car for under $10,000?" Consumer Reports says you can. They've run a new list of 10 great used cars that will run you 4 digits...

  • Beat the Pricing From Online Car Buying Sites

      

    Author’s Note: The catalyst for this series was the eye-opening discovery that over the last 20 years, the dealer invoice price has been turned into a bloated imposter that has nothing to do...

  • 10 Cars That Will Almost Certainly Last 200,000 Miles

      

    Americans are keeping cars the longest we ever have since the automobile was invented. The average age of a car on the road today is around 11.5 to 12 years, depending on whose numbers you...

  • Drive Your Own Car or Rent One for Summer Travel?

      

    AAA now estimates that its costs 58 cents per mile to operate a new vehicle, down from 59 cents just a year ago on the wave of weak gas prices we've been seeing for much of this year. Yet...

  • Buying a Car on eBay: Financially Sound or Insane?

      

    Last week, I walked into Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center and announced that I had purchased a car on eBay.  Once the initial laughter subsided, I had to defend my actions as many...

  • Best and Worst Used Cars

      

    So much has been written about how to buy a new car. But truth be told, far more people buy used than they do new. So here's some guidance to help you get the best used car for your...

  • Should You Ever Lease a Car?

      

    Leasing is all the rage in the auto industry again, but does it make sense for you to get into a car this way? Why leasing is not as good as it seems I've seen several news reports...

  • 4 Ways To Stay Safe When Using Craigslist

      

    Craigslist can be a great place to buy all kinds of items -- but you've got to be careful or it could cost you your life. Follow this advice to stay safe when you use Craigslist Some...

  • Safest cars for your teen driver

      

    Consumer reports announced its top picks for 2015 car models. Here are their picks for the safest vehicles to put your teen driver in.

  • Should you take a longer loan to lower car payments?

      

    Buying a car? You might be tempted to take out a longer loan to lower your payments. Clark weighs in on this popular practice.

  • New and Used Car Price Trends for 2015

      

    The trends in the car market are becoming more complicated. I want to give you a look-see into the near future. A look at car pricing trends now and in 2015 New car sales have been huge for...

  • Whose Side Are Those New-Car Pricing Sites Really On?

      

    Author’s Note: The catalyst for this series was the eye-opening discovery that over the last 20 years, the dealer invoice price has been turned into a bloated imposter that has nothing to do...

  • New Reasons To Be Careful When Buying a Used Car

      

    If you're buying a used car like most people do, you've got to be aware of some danger spots so you don't end up with a stinker of a ride. Beware of these dangers when buying...

  • Is that Used Car worth the money?

      

    Most cars being bought today are used, which means they could come with problems. How to make sure the car you’re buying is worth it.

  • Best Cars of 2015

      

    Every April, Consumer Reports makes a special effort during car buying season to give advice for new and used buyers in their annual auto issue. This year, the overall most reliable brand for new...