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Smart Car Shopping: Knowing Your Credit Score Is Not Enough

Smart Car Shopping: Knowing Your Credit Score Is Not Enough

Savvy car shoppers--and experts on savvy car shopping--recommend that consumers know their credit score before they walk into a car dealership. Why? To stop dealers from padding the interest rate on car loans. When that happens, it increases the dealership’s profit, but that profit comes... read more

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Edelman's 2011 Trust Barometer

Automotive Is Second-Most Trusted Industry On The Planet

If any of the world's automakers have a dose of the Monday blues, here's a little something to cheer them up: a new survey from research firm Edelman shows that the auto... read more January 31, 2011 by  1


 
2011 BMW 335d sedan

Frugal Shopper: End-Of-Year Deals Extend Into January

The last days of the year are among the best days to shop for a new car. From board rooms to district sales centers to the manager's office at the local dealership, it's the... read more December 31, 2010 by  0


 
Dealer

Frugal Shopper: Men Get Better Car Deals? It Might Just Be A Myth

Men tend to get better deals than women when shopping for new cars, right? Not true in most cases, says at least one company that analyzes sales data. Perhaps you don't need... read more December 9, 2010 by  1


 
Teen driver

41% Say 'Buying American' Is Most Important When Shopping For A Car (But What's 'American'?)

Each of us has a slightly different set of criteria when we go shopping for a new ride. Some are obsessed with horsepower, some want airbags, and some marketing folks believe... read more November 23, 2010 by  13


 
Generation Y

Is Social Media Driving Young People Away From, Well, Driving?

If you read our sister sites, you already know that shoppers over 50 account for nearly two-thirds of all new car purchases. What you may not know is that the stats on... read more November 5, 2010 by  4


 
2010 Chevrolet Impala

Chevy Hands AARP Members $1000 Toward A 2010 or 2011 Impala

If you've reached the Big 5-0 and you're in the market for a new sedan, you might want to renew your AARP card: for the month of November, GM is offering AARP members a... read more November 4, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Dodge Lineup Revamped With New Models, Trims, Pricing

Chrysler's model line is on the way toward the fruits of Fiat ownership, but for 2011 it's rehabbing its model lines with a refreshed look and feel on most... read more November 1, 2010 by  5


 
Screencap of Toyota's Shopping Tool App

Toyota's Updated App Simplifies Shopping

As we learned last week, car shopping isn't always fun -- but thanks to a slew of web-enabled devices, it's easier than it once was. If you own a smartphone or a tablet... read more October 20, 2010 by  0


 
Screencap from CarWoo!

Looking To Buy A Car? CarWoo! Could Offer You An Edge

Buying a new car is many things, but rarely is it fun. Sure, it's nice to window shop, to zip through a few test drives, but there are also loads of important decisions to be... read more October 15, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Toyota Camry LE

Car Dealer Tricks: Car Loan Tactics

It’s crunch time for car dealers. Their ranks have been decimated by the downturn in the economy. If that weren’t bad enough, savvy car shoppers are using the... read more September 29, 2010 by  0


 
Car shopping

Shoppers Over 50 Account For Most New Car Purchases

Ever since Baby Boomers came of age in the late 1950s and 60s, America has been obsessed with youth culture. Each week, it seems there's a new report talking about the... read more September 28, 2010 by  0


 
2007 Honda Civic

Why You Should Consider A Certified Pre-owned (CPO) Vehicle

When my daughter informed me that her Toyota Matrix was too small for her growing family, I found myself extolling the virtues of certified pre-owned vehicles (CPO). I knew... read more September 21, 2010 by  0


 
NADAGuides mobile site

Attention Car Shoppers: Get Vehicle Values To Go (If You're Lucky) On NADAguides.com

In days of old, research-minded car buyers would toddle into showrooms armed with brochures and Blue Books and printouts of web pages. But for today's savvy shopper, it's all... read more September 15, 2010 by  0


 
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

2011 MINI Countryman: The Golf For Really, Really Cool People

MINI--the brand, the car, the lifestyle--took the automotive world by storm with the first generation, which included a great product and stellar advertising that was and... read more August 15, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Dodge Caliber RT

Car Loan Interest Rates Continue To Fall

Do you qualify for a zero percent offer from an auto manufacturer during the 2010 model year clearance sales that are taking place across the country? Only 1 in 20 new car... read more August 15, 2010 by  0


 

 
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