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Hoping For A Deal On A 'New Used' Car? Don't Hold Your Breath

Hoping For A Deal On A 'New Used' Car? Don't Hold Your Breath

If you're looking to buy a car, and you're hoping to save money by grabbing one from the "used" lot, you may be in for a bit of a shock. According to Alec Gutierrez, a market analyst at Kelley Blue Book, new vehicles now sell for just 11.5% more than their one-year-old equivalents -- and in some... read more

August 9, 2012 by  - 3
 
2012 Toyota Prius C, as shown at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

March Sales Hit Record Highs, But Fuel-Efficient Cars Come At A Premium

Like the U.S. economy, America's auto market is slowly, steadily recovering from the aftershocks of the Great Recession. New sales data from Kelley Blue Book suggests that... read more March 22, 2012 by 


 
2011 Volvo S60 Performance Project

Saab Saga, Infiniti Gets Small, GM Recall: Car News Headlines

Volvo's S60 Performance Project hints at a possible PCP model, which is almost but not quite as unfortunately named as the Smart ED. [MotorAuthority] Saab says it's found a... read more July 5, 2011 by  1


 
Soviet-era ekranoplan

The Death and Rebirth of the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has faced some, errrr, challenges in the past few years. At times, many said outright that the industry was dying. But as 2010 and 2011 are proving... read more May 23, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Family Car Advice: What If You Have To Buy Now?

Looking at the news reports, it’s no secret that buying a new or used family car today is much less attractive than it was a few months ago. But if your car is about to... read more May 23, 2011 by 


 
General Motors Cadillac Dealership

Studies Offer Differing Opinions On Recovery Of U.S. Auto Industry

According to consulting firm A.T Kearney, the U.S. auto industry is recovering nicely, and will sell 13.2 million new units this year, 15.2 million units next year and 16... read more May 18, 2011 by 


 
Used car salesman

Social Media Is Fun, But Why Isn't It Selling Cars?

We here at SocialCarNews will be the first to advocate that social media is fun. Connecting with people across the world over your passion is a new way of making friends. But... read more May 11, 2011 by  1


 
Chevy Volt

Want To Buy American? You Can't In San Francisco

As incredible as this may sound, the city of San Francisco, California, has just lost its final domestic car dealership. San Francisco Ford Lincoln Mercury closed on April... read more May 10, 2011 by  19


 
2011 Ford F-150 towing a trailer

Pickup Truck Sales Plunge To Thirty-Year Low

Sales of pickup trucks, once considered the staple vehicle of U.S. automakers, fell to volumes not seen since Ward's Auto began keeping a database in 1980. April 2011 sales... read more May 9, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Kia Optima

Car Sales, April 2011: Everybody's Up, Almost

New-car sales continued to nudge back into a more healthy range in April, as most of the major automakers reported big double-digit increases. With some automakers left to... read more May 3, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Best-Selling Family Cars for 2011, So Far

What's the best-selling family car in America? With automakers reporting March sales and an unexpected first place for the mid-size Nissan Altima as the best-selling sedan in... read more April 4, 2011 by 


 
2011 Ford Mustang V-6. Photo: Anne Proffitt.

Surplus Mustang Inventory Shutters Ford's Flat Rock Plant

If you're in the market for a new Ford Mustang V-6 or GT, we've got some good news for you: Ford is likely to give you additional cash rebates or low-interest financing in... read more April 4, 2011 by  14


 
scrap heap

Will Auto Sales Stay Lower Because Better Cars Last Longer?

As most sentient consumers know, the car market fell off the cliff in 2009 and is only now starting to recover--slowly, haltingly, painfully. It may take several years to... read more March 30, 2011 by  3


 
Handing over car keys

You Haven't Been Donating Your Cars To Charity, Have You?

Donating old cars to nonprofits used to be a win-win: charities generated revenue from the re-sale or auction of vehicles, and donors got a nice write-off on their taxes. But... read more March 16, 2011 by  2


 
Online shopping

Study Shows Consumers Prefer Upfront Pricing And Transparency

A new study by TrueCar Inc. determined that consumers prefer to know the true price of a car paid by others along with transparency when car shopping. It seems most consumers... read more February 28, 2011 by 


 
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in... read more January 5, 2011 by  6


 
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