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Top Five 2010 SUVs Under $25,000
Top Five 2010 SUVs Under $25,000

SUVs are great for commuting, for going on vacation, and they also make an ideal family vehicle. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a vehicle of this type for under $25,000. However, there are quite a few to choose from when you begin researching. These are the top five suggested affordable...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
Top Five 2010 Model Year Coupes Under $25,000

If you want a brand new 2010 model year coupe at an affordable price, now is the time to buy it. There are quite a few reliable and durable vehicles of this type on the market at the moment. When you are on a budget it can be difficult to find a reasonably priced coupe, but that doesn't have to...Read More»

2006 Honda Civic Sedan
Car Dealer Tricks: The Independent Trade Value (Summary)

Car dealers have a bad reputation for good reason. After working as Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I liken the business to a shark tank where only the strongest survive. This leads to an approach where car dealers and their sales staff use tricks to get more money out of customers than...Read More»

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Car Dealer Tricks: The Independent Trade Value (Part III)

Car dealers have a bad reputation for good reason. This series of articles is dedicated to a long list of tricks that car dealers use to get more money out of customers than they want to pay. As an ex-Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I saw first-hand how subtle some of these tactics can be...Read More»

1999 Ford F150
Car Dealer Tricks: The Independent Trade Value (Part I)

Even car dealers know that they have a bad reputation for good reason. Most won’t admit it, but they know it nonetheless. Part of that bad reputation results from using tricks to get customers to pay more than they want versus being upfront and transparent in their business dealings. Over the...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: First Impressions

Last week I had the opportunity to join Mark Phelan, auto critic for the Detroit Free Press, as he reviewed the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is well crafted and vital to the future of the company. Chrysler is betting a lot on its first new vehicle since entering...Read More»

2010 Ford Escape
Save Big With Summer New Car Incentive Programs - While You Can

Now is a great time to buy a new car.After disappointing sales in June, car makers are lining up with huge incentive programs to lure buyers back into dealerships. The two biggest incentives being used are low interest rates--many down to zero percent--and cash back that effectively discounts the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
July 2010 Incentives From Toyota

Many car makers cut back on incentives in June 2010, and lower sales were one of the consequences. General Motors sales in June dropped 13 percent from May. Even Honda--normally a strong competitor--saw its sales slip nine percent. One of the biggest losers was Toyota, which saw a decrease of 14...Read More»

2001 GMC Yukon Denali
Car Repair Complaints About Time, Price, And Quality

After watching online news for subjects of note concerning auto repair, I have found out two things conclusively--there’s a lot of fires in auto repair shops and there are lot of dissatisfied car repair customers. There are numerous suggestions about how to reduce garage fires, chief among them...Read More»

2009 GMC Acadia
Save Money On CPO Vehicles With Incentive Financing

Yesterday we discovered that there are two ways to win (and save) when buying a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle. First, negotiate a great deal. Making a good buy doesn’t diminish the many value-added benefits of CPO programs. Topping the list of benefits includes a vehicle that meets a higher...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Impala
Consumers Can Save Twice When Buying A CPO Used Car

One of the problems consumers face when buying vehicles is banks and financial institutions charging a higher interest rate on used cars compared to new ones. The differences can add up to a large chunk of change. However, there is a sizable list of certified pre-owned vehicles that--for a limited...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI 2-door HB Man PZEV Angular Front Exterior View
Volkswagen Announces Certified Collision Repair Facility Program

Volkswagen is helping its vehicles maintain their resale value by initiating the VW-Certified Collision Repair Facility program. This allows both dealership-affiliated and independent body shops to perform collision repairs according to Volkswagen’s own safety standards and specifications...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Hybrid
Car Buying Guide: When NOT To Get A Car Loan From A Dealer

Readers can send in questions about the car buying process and get answers from an industry insider! We have been discussing how an unprepared car buyer can spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars more than necessary by not arranging for a car loan prior to walking into a car dealership. We’ve...Read More»

2010 Ford Escape
Car Buying Guide: When To Get A Car Loan From A Dealer

Readers can send in questions about the car buying process and get answers from an industry insider! We have been discussing how an unprepared car buyer can spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars more than necessary by not arranging for a car loan prior to walking into a car dealership. However...Read More»

Dodgy dealer
Help! Doug: Can Dealers Legally Advertise Lease Payments Disguised As Car Payments?

Q. I'm no genius but I've got common sense. I was almost taken by a dealer that advertised a really low monthly payment, without making it clear in the ad that the payment was not on a loan. The money down was not a real down-payment, but a strange lease down-payment I had to pay tax on. So, I...Read More»

2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
How Extended Warranties Work

Extended warranties are the automotive version of the hedge bet. You pay money up front so that if you experience some car failure down the road you won’t have to jeopardize your child’s college fund to replace the transmission in that 2007 Ford Explorer that you’re driving. That’s...Read More»

Kenworth T270 Hybrid Service Truck
The Kenworth T270 Hybrid Medium-Duty Work Truck

Kenworth, owned by Paccar, has a medium-duty Class 6 (26,000 pound gross vehicle weight) hybrid-electric truck based on the model T270 platform. This truck utilizes the Paccar-Eaton diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain in a parallel hybrid format and produces 25-35 percent better fuel efficiency for...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
How To Compare Car Insurance Rates

The steps involved in comparing car insurance quotes may sound simple, but each year, thousands of Americans end up paying too much for car insurance because they dont understand what each coverage means or they simply pick the car insurance company with the best ads. It's tough to tell if you have...Read More»

Car repair
Car Repair Guys Can Be Good Guys Too

The mission of  AllCarAdvice is to protect, instruct and entertain its readers. Protect them from unscrupulous car related practitioners, instruct them about ways to enhance their car owning experience and entertain them with all the peripheral things that happen with and about cars...Read More»

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