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Car Buying Guide: More Car Loan Do’s And Don’ts
Car Buying Guide: More Car Loan Do’s And Don’ts

Readers can send in questions about the car buying process and get answers from an industry insider! Paying a higher interest rate than necessary on your car loan can cost you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars more than necessary over the term of a loan. That’s why doing nothing about your...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Debut

Every few years, Volkswagen executes the necessary changes and hopeful improvements on its Jetta model to keep the name going for years to come. In 2011, Volkswagen's latest Jetta will be released and with this newest edition comes its best enhancements yet. One of the most important factors when...Read More»

2007 Chrysler Sebring
How Much Car Insurance Coverage Do You Need?

"How much car insurance do I need?" is the number one question consumers ask whether they are purchasing a used car or a brand new luxury car. A universal answer for how much auto coverage is the right amount does not exist, mainly because every driver is different. The amount of auto insurance...Read More»

2005 Honda Accord Coupe EX AT Front Seats
Car Insurance Discounts: Understanding the Basics

Getting car insurance doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, discounts can make your policy much more affordable. Insurance companies offer a variety of discounts on car insurance. Research ways you can take advantage of the maximum savings. Maintain a good driving record. Carry multiple...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck Front Exterior View
Predatory Towing Or Just Property Rights

If you travel to Philadelphia for a cheese steak or a soft pretzel be careful where you park your car. However, if Mayor Michael Nutter signs a bill passed recently in city council you may not have to worry. The bill would require that the police or the parking authority ticket cars parked...Read More»

1997 Saturn SL
Buy Here Pay Here: A Tough Way To Buy A Car

It’s tough to have no money and need a car. Throw in a bad credit history and the chances of you having something to drive to work are like finding a '57 Chevy in an Amish barn. Your last resort may be a “Buy Here, Pay Here” (BHPH) car lot. Their practices are so suspect that the new Consumer...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe S Engine
Why 'Cheap' Oil Changes Aren't So Cheap

This Friday a customer brought me a car with the oil pressure light on. He had recently had an oil change done on the car by a local chain quick-lube shop. The car, a late model MINI Cooper, uses a cartridge filter that fits over a sleeve inside the oil filter housing cap. The quick-lube shop had...Read More»

2009 Ferrari California
Road Testing For Daydreamers

The so-called "buff books" (traditional automotive glossy magazines) sell cars with sex appeal and fantasy. We all love to read about the latest exotic sports car or decadent luxury sedan. The magazines jockey for position atop the "road test methodology" food chain, by providing more performance...Read More»

2003 Chrysler PT Turbo
How To Sell Your Car Online

There are more websites specializing in selling your car online sprouting up each day. Many are free. Some charge a fee. If you need to sell your vehicle quickly, where do you begin? As an former Internet manager for a major car dealer, I learned that unless you’re in a hurry or don't have to...Read More»

2008 Dodge Avenger 4-door Sedan R/T FWD Angular Front Exterior View
Taking Photos for Your Online Car Ad

The Internet has changed everything when it comes to selling your car, truck, or SUV. It’s no longer sufficient to insert a five-line ad in the local shopper or weekly newspaper and sit back waiting for the phone to ring. The new rules of marketing dictate that you post your ad online on as...Read More»

2005 Ford Explorer 4-door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Angular Front Exterior View
Buying a Certified Pre-owned Vehicle (CPO) – Part II

My daughter recently asked for help deciding which used SUV to buy. She was surprised when I recommended that she and her husband look at certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles at major dealerships. Her surprise resulted from my havingShe was surprised because I have written extensively on how to buy...Read More»

Honda Odyssey Concept
Four Great Honda Ads: How Honda Goes Its Own Way

If you love car ads, and I do, you know that some brands stand out for their creativity more than others--and this creativity truly reflects the brand's image and core beliefs. I’m not talking about any special tag lines that some marketing hack in an Armani suit with an expensive watch, a lot of...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson FWD 4-door I4 Auto Limited PZEV Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Hyundai Tucson Improved To Near Perfection

The 2010 Hyundai Tucson GLS compact crossover is one handsome machine, especially dressed in cotton white paint that shows off the explicitly curvaceous lines of its exterior. This is a redesigned model for the 2010 selling season and it’s so much nicer than the previous generation Tucson that...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet HHR FWD 4-door SS Angular Front Exterior View
Top Five Affordable 2010 Compact Wagons

Compact wagons are the ideal solution to having that much needed extra cargo space. There is a lot of different models available for 2010 and choosing the one that is best for you can be confusing. However, it doesn't have to be a difficult choice as there are some that are considered top of the...Read More»

Used car salesman
Help! Doug: How Do I Find A Great Used Car For My Kid?

Q: I used your services for a $10,000 car. This time my 17-year-old needs a cheap car around $2,000 cash. I'm afraid he'll end up in a car that will cost more to fix than what he pays for it. Any advice to help me help him? A: Going cheap can quickly become expensive. Finding a great car on a small...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
2010's Top 5 Affordable SUVs

Sports utility vehicles can be expensive, but you can find suitable models that are within your budget. SUVs are popular as family vehicles, as cargo haulers, or just for those long business trips you might have to take. They are reliable, powerful, stylish, and also a practical choice for many...Read More»

2010 Buick Enclave FWD 4-door 1XL Angular Front Exterior View
The 2010 Buick Enclave

The Buick Enclave has standard seating for seven people, making this SUV one of the best mid-sized family cars on the market.  Buick have not spared any expense when it comes to the looks and stylish design of the Enclave.  The quality just oozes out of this SUV from the inside to the outside...Read More»

2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Seven Cars You Must Drive Before You Die

I went skiing with my brother-in-law a little while ago on one of those days where the sun was shining, the crowds were small, and the conditions were beyond wonderful. I spent much of the time yipping, hollering and smiling as the sun shone down and I bounced off moguls and did lasting, real and...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
2010 Toyota Camry SE V6: Sporty And Fast With Quality And Reliability

The Toyota Camry continues to be the most popular midsize car sold in the United States. It has long been known for its quality, reliability and resale value. The Camry made its US debut over 20 years ago and has earned a reputation for great build quality and long-term durability. The Toyota Camry...Read More»

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