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Buying A New Car: The 10 New Rules

Buying A New Car: The 10 New Rules

You're in the market for a new car, but it's been a while? It's time for a refresher course. Car shopping and buying have changed in dramatic ways, and you need to know the new rules. Your budget and your needs are still the most important factors when it comes to buying a new car--but these days... read more

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Flooded car in parking lot. Photo via Flickr user waitscm/CC2.0

California Mandates Red Warning Stickers For Salvage Cars

Hard on the heels of our warning about scams involving flood-damaged vehicles, well, flooding the market, lawmakers in California have mandated that, come next July, all... read more September 28, 2011 by  1


 
Nashville flood car

Flood Waters May Be Receding, But Flood-Damaged Car Scams Are On The Rise

One scam is on the rise and consumers are wise to be leery of used car deals that sound too good to be true. The old adage of “Buyer, beware” holds doubly true... read more September 26, 2011 by  0


 
Car being loaded onto flat bed tow truck

The Repo Man Cometh -- But Not On Facebook

Late last summer, we sent a warning to anyone who might be behind on a car note, credit card, or mortgage: don't accept that mysterious Facebook friend request! At the time... read more March 10, 2011 by  1


 
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R

Life At The Dealership: A Moral Sales Dilemma

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I was helping a young family of four buy a used car. Their budget was limited, along with their down payment. They also... read more December 15, 2010 by  0


 
2004 Dodge Durango Limited

Life At The Dealership: Help Buying A Used Car

I prefer telling my friends that I was Internet Sales Manager for a major car dealer than telling them that I was just a used car salesperson. It’s true that my... read more December 13, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Ford F-150 XLT

2011 Ford F-150 Buyer's Guide: Which Truck Is For Me?

2011 Ford F-150 V-6: First Drive 2011 Ford F-150 5.0 and 6.2: First Drive 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost: First Drive 2010 Ford F-150 full review When the 2011 Ford F-150 begins to... read more September 29, 2010 by  0


 
Dealer - Sale

Shopping Tip: Buy Now, As Car Prices May Go Up This Winter

If you're in the market for a new car, you should be prepared to buy this summer.  Prices have been on the way down for months, but they're expected to level out in a few... read more July 16, 2010 by  0


 
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Getting Ready For Your Next Car? Mint & KBB Want To Help You Save

When it comes to personal finance, there are three things we know for sure: 1. America's love affair with credit cards has not gone well. 2. By and large, Americans seem to... read more July 9, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

June Auto Sales Suggest The Market Isn't Recovering

We're accustomed to seeing some gamesmanship when automakers reveal their monthly sales figures, but this month, the spinning was unusually intense.  The take-away, though... read more July 7, 2010 by  0


 
Used car salesman

Latest Threat to Carbuyer Safety: The Evil of 'Curbstoning'

Have you heard of "curbstoning"? We hadn't, and we like to think we're up on new automotive trends. But if the National Automobile Dealers Association has its way, you will... read more April 21, 2010 by  3


 
2006 Toyota Corolla 4-door Sedan LE Auto (Natl) Trunk

Test Drive Tips: Cargo and Storage

Most people don’t know how to take full advantage of a test drive. We drive the car around the block a few times. Maybe even get it up to a decent pace on the freeway. We... read more March 5, 2010 by  0


 
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