Cars / Buying

  • The 25 best and worst cars for customer satisfaction

      

    While the car market remains red hot, a new customer satisfaction index finds consumer perception of the auto industry is chilling. Overall satisfaction is down nearly 4%, according to the...

  • What your car says about your credit score

      

    Could the car you drive be an accurate indicator of your credit score? Better check your wheels against this list to see what you're subliminally broadcasting to the world! A fellow I know...

  • The hot car buys for autumn of 2015

      

    Looking for an end of the year deal on a vehicle? Here are where the deals are right now.

  • New ways to buy or sell a car

      

    The way you and I buy a used car is being turned on its head because of smartphones and the Internet. There are now several new companies that are offering entirely new ways to take the pain out...

  • Replacement tires don't have to make you poor

      

    Have you gotten sticker shock when you needed replacement tires for your car? Chances are you may have expensive non-standard tires. Automakers create multiple lines of a single vehicle at...

  • 10 best back-to-school cars from Kelly Blue Book

      

    Check out the list of the best back-to-school cars for 2015 from Kelly Blue Book. Read more: 10 cars that will almost certainly last 200,000 miles 2015 Honda Fit The Fit is the most...

  • It's time to jettison the conventional wisdom about how to buy a new car

      

    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...

  • 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...

  • How to avoid buying a flood-damaged car

      

    With recent storms, you need to be careful about purchasing a flood damaged car. The one thing to do before you drive off the lot.

  • Avoid the #1 Mistake That Car Buyers Make

      

    The No. 1 mistake that car buyers make -- no matter whether they're buying new or used -- is so simple to avoid. I want to identify it for you and tell you how to work around it so you can...

  • The Clark Smart Steps for Buying a New Car

      

    If you're in the market for a new car, here are my tips for making a smart purchase. Here's how to buy a new car First, go to your credit union, online bank or traditional bank...

  • New services let you buy a car sight unseen

      

    Here’s why buying a car without ever seeing it in person could now actually be a smart way to go.

  • Beware of Flood Cars in the Marketplace

      

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I gave warnings about flood cars entering the used car market. At that time, hundreds of thousands of vehicles were rebuilt and had their titles...

  • Will Your Next SUV Be a Plug-In?

      

    SUVs have had two distinct reputations. One as a family carry-all capable of hauling lots of people, their stuff and the occasional trailer. The other is as a fuel-chugging, bloated example of...

  • Best cars for teen drivers

      

    When it comes to the best cars for teen drivers, safety is a key concern. But some new info from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has me reversing some of my longstanding...