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When Knowing Your Credit Score Is Not Enough

When Knowing Your Credit Score Is Not Enough

Car buyers are often told that they need to know their credit score prior to walking into a car dealership to buy a vehicle. Readers of this website know that I recommend that consumers go one step further and get pre-approved on their car loan at a bank, credit union, or online lender. Why do I... read more

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Late On Your Car Note? Don't Accept That New Facebook Friend Request

Remember the paper boy in Better Off Dead -- the psycho tyke who chased John Cusak around, demanding his two dollars? Yeah, we all laughed about the little dude's... read more September 7, 2010 by  7


 
GM Renaissance Center American flag

As GM Dips Back Into Subprime Lending, Will The Deals Get Better?

General Motors today acquired subprime lender AmeriCredit, as part of a $3.5 billion deal that will help extend loans and leases to those with blemished credit. Before you... read more July 23, 2010 by  0


 
USAA iPhone app

Need To Buy A Car At 2:00 AM? USAA Has An App For That.

The USAA iPhone app does a lot of nifty stuff. Apart from letting users manage their USAA accounts, pay bills, and deposit checks remotely, the app also provides many... read more July 22, 2010 by  0


 
Money, money, money

It's Still Tough to Get an Auto Loan

The market is recovering slowly because credit is still very hard to come by.  We've seen encouraging signs that credit standards are loosening and auto loans are on the... read more July 21, 2010 by  0


 
Used car salesman

One Ugly Auto Dealer Trick Down, The Rest? Status Quo

Although we still haven't yet seen what exactly what the soon-to-be-signed financial reform bill will do for consumers, we already know who won big: auto dealers. Auto-title... read more July 20, 2010 by  1


 
Traffic in China

Nielsen: Chinese Car Buyers Are Feeling A Little Hungover

2009 was a year that many would like to forget, and that goes double for the auto industry. In China, however, 2009 was a boom time for car makers -- a year of steep... read more July 16, 2010 by  1


 
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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 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Wants No Regrets: Return Your New 2010, If You Want

Living without regret: it's something we try to do every day here at TheCarConnection, and Chrysler's been following our lead. Earlier this year, the automaker allowed buyers... read more July 8, 2010 by  8


 
2010 Ford Mustang 2-door Coupe GT Premium Angular Front Exterior View

Ford Pumps Up Rebates for 2010 Mustang, Taurus, Focus

There's one easy way to tell when manufacturers are ready to sweep showrooms clean of the current model-year crop of vehicles, and usher in the new year: the "special event"... read more July 8, 2010 by  1


 
Auto loan

GM Looking To Offer More Loans To More Customers

When General Motors sold off control of GMAC, it lost more than its in-house financing arm. It lost the ability to offer loans to a broad range of consumers, particularly... read more June 24, 2010 by  10


 
2010 Dodge Charger SR8

Chrysler Renews Zero-Percent Financing Offers For June

Chrysler this week renewed its generous zero-interest financing and cash-back offers for the month of June. The automaker had already strengthened its incentive offerings for... read more June 3, 2010 by  0


 
Used car salesman

Dealers Dodge Financing Oversight—Will Shady Lending, Too?

If a deal is too good to be true it probably is; and you shouldn't talk monthly payments at the lot before you decide on a car and a price. Don't forget those two valuable... read more May 25, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Zero-Percent Deals Break Through Auto-Affordability Decline

As the auto industry gradually crawls back toward a recovery, car shoppers this winter and spring might have been stymied by one quite significant roadblock: rising interest... read more May 11, 2010 by  5


 
2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles Get Stronger May Incentives

Chrysler today announced a more aggressive incentives program for May, including the potential for no-interest financing on much of its product line or cash-back offers of up... read more May 4, 2010 by  7


 
Toyota 0% financing ad

Looking For A Sweet Deal? Vehicle Incentives Hit Record Highs

If you're in the market for a new ride and you've been waiting for the current wave of incentives to peak, you might want to head down to your dealer now. According to a... read more April 21, 2010 by  0


 

 
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