7 Things To Consider When Buying Your Teen Their First Car

Learning to drive is a teenager’s ticket to freedom, and for many teens their first car will bring them memories that they’ll cherish for the rest of their lives…even if their first car is a ratty old Dodge Omni. Cars are an expensive responsibility, however, so if you’re in a position to buy one for […]

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Should You Go Electric? Cost Comparison

Vehicle fuel economy ratings are taking on more importance than ever, as gas prices are steadily increasing — reaching as much as $6/gal in some areas. The good news is that consumers have options. There are more compact vehicles on the market now than ever before, plenty of hybrids, and – most enticingly – a handful […]

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Do Your Homework Before Deciding to Splurge on A New Car

Jack Payton is an auto enthusiast, road trip pioneer and a freelance writer for the online tire retailer tires-easy.com. For more of Jack’s musings see his recent piece on road trip disasters. She hadn’t outright said it, but I could tell. All the signs were there. It was a reality that I was going to […]

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Gas vs Diesel Engines – Advantages and Disadvantages

Gas prices are high…and they have been for a while now. Unfortunately, the price of gas is even more unpredictable than the weather, so it’s hard to know when or if prices at the pump will go back to normal. Therefore, when it comes time to buy a new car or truck, many people are […]

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Car on eBay

While eBay isn’t quite as popular as it was a few years ago (remember all the eBay buzz when this commercial came out in 2007?), it’s  bigger than ever as far as car buyers are concerned. There are thousands of vehicles for sale on eBay every day, and many of them are being sold for […]

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Chrysler’s New “Customer Experience Initiative” Doomed To Fail

In this week’s Automotive News, one of the front-page stories is that Chrysler-Fiat has changed the system they’ve used to make sure that their Ram, Fiat, Jeep, and Chrysler dealers are doing the very best they can to satisfy the customer. Under the old system – the system that Chrysler is killing – dealers were: […]

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Dealership buy a car get a car free sales gimmick explained

Car Dealer Tricks: Buy One Car, Get One Free

Everyone loves the BOGO (buy one get one free) offer – it’s universally understood and it’s a staple of any consumer product marketing strategy. However, when a car dealership offers you the BOGO offer, there’s a good chance you’re about to get ripped off. Here’s how it works and what you need to watch out for.

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