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Looking to buy a car--new or used? Confused about leasing versus buying? You've come to the right place. Begin here, by clicking through on links that will help you find the information you need.

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Clark shows off what he calls the "frunk" of his all-electric Tesla -- a trunk where the engine would normally go.

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 cars is a repeat performer that's near and dear to my heart -- the Tesla S. ...

Now is the time to buy a hybrid vehicle

Now is the time to buy a hybrid vehicle

Why lower gas prices and rising SUV sales make now the perfect time starting looking at a fuel efficient car.

Best 2015 Cars for Resale Value

Cars are the second biggest expense in most people's lives. But will the car you're buying hold its resale value? Best cars for holding their value over 5 years Kelley Blue Book has published its annual Best Resale Value Awards for 2015 vehicles. When we buy a car, we think ...

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 used I've talked in the past about how we have a scandal in this ...

A Look at the Safest and Deadliest Cars on the Road

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 advice. I used to say you wanted teen drivers in an underpowered car with a lot ...

 

Debunking the Myth Around Dealer Cash Incentives

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 with any true vehicle cost — a fact which torpedoes the foundation for the ubiquitous “target price” ...

Low interest and dealer incentives on new cars

Low interest and dealer incentives on new cars

You might save more money now buying a new car than buying a used car. Low interest rates and some dealer incentives make this an ideal time to think about upgrading your wheels.

New car loans for new Uber drivers

New car loans for new Uber drivers

Uber is now offering car loans for potential new drivers with bad credit, where you pay off the loans by picking up fares for Uber.

 

Whose Side Are Those New-Car Pricing Sites On, Yours or the Auto Industry’s?

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 with any true vehicle cost — a fact which torpedoes the foundation for the ubiquitous “target price” ...

 

New Survey of the Most Reliable Cars

When you buy a new car, you want to make sure it's going to be a reliable ride. I have new info to share on that front from the annual Consumer Reports auto reliability survey. What Consumer Reports does each year represents the most extensive survey of automotive reliability. This ...

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