How Chrysler is Taking Advantage of People with Bad Credit

If you know someone who just bought a new Chrysler product (aka Jeep, Ram, Dodge, or Chrysler) there’s at least a 29% chance that this person has bad credit. From AutoNews.com: In the first quarter of 2012, 29 of every 100 new-auto loans for Chrysler vehicles have been to consumers with credit scores below 680, […]

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Essential Money-Saving Car Buying Tips

The great thing about being a customer for a new car is that it is you sitting in the driver’s seat. While some dealership sales people might not want you to think so, you  call the shots. While painless car-purchase may sound like a contradiction in terms, the determined among us can achieve this minor […]

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8 Tips for Buying A Teenager A Used Car

While the typical teenager’s interest in cars may be waning (studies show that today’s teens are less interested in cars than the previous generation), there are still a tremendous number of young people eager to become licensed drivers. Many teenagers who are eager to establish their independence look forward to the time when they will […]

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5 Things You Don’t Know About Subaru

When you think of vehicle manufacturers certain big names (i.e., Honda, Toyota) seem to be the only brands that trickle to the mainstream mind-set. However, there are many other viable options when car shopping. Let’s take a look at one of those manufacturers and why they shouldn’t be overlooked, especially with their current project due […]

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How To Avoid Scams When Buying a Car

Arming yourself with knowledge of the most popular car buying scams before you purchase will help you avoid getting scammed and ripped off by unscrupulous dealers. Most of the car dealers you’ve ever interacted with are nice, law abiding folks who are simply doing their jobs. Unfortunately, over the years, some of the sales people […]

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High MPG Cars – Pros and Cons

The basic appeal that high MPG cars hold is two-fold: They’re environmentally friendly, and they’re easier on the pocket book each time the gas light turns on. The question many have to ask, though, is what other factors should be considered and how much less do they cost with all factors combined? Sure, the new […]

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Car Dealer Tricks: No Payments For 6 Months

When it comes to selling cars, dealerships are willing to try any and all sales tactics and gimmicks. They’ll copy programs from different industries, disregarding tremendous differences between businesses. While dealerships are to be commended for their creativity and ingenuity, sometimes the sales tactics end up costing consumers. The “No payments for [blank] months!” sales […]

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Public Auto Auctions Aren’t Necessarily A Good Deal

First of all, when you buy a car at auction, you’re buying it “as-is.” While auctions will advertise that they’ve inspected all the cars, these inspections are usually cursory and unreliable. When I worked as a used car manager, I often found major problems on vehicles that auction inspectors were supposed to catch (frame damage, […]

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Ask AAA: Buy A Sports Car Or A Motorcycle And A Cheap Car?

Here’s a question from a young man looking for some fun: Q. I’m trying to decide if I should buy a sports car or if I should get two vehicles – a motorcycle (for fun) and a cheap car for the winter? Any advice? Thanks – Chris. I like the way you’re thinking – it’s […]

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7 Tips For Buying A Car From A Private Seller

Buying a car from a private party can be a great way to save some money. Millions of people buy and sell their cars privately every year, and 98% of the time the transaction is honest and forthright. Nonetheless, it’s imperative that you that you follow these tips so that you don’t get taken advantage […]

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