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U.S. Drivers Keep Their Cars Nearly 6 Years -- A Record High

U.S. Drivers Keep Their Cars Nearly 6 Years -- A Record High

If you've bought a new car since 2005, chances are good that it's still sitting in your garage. According to Polk research firm, U.S. consumers are holding onto their vehicles -- both new and used -- for longer than ever before, and not just for financial reasons. Polk has been tracking the average... read more

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For sale, low miles, one horsepower.

The Coming Carpocalypse: Florida Dealer Accepts Horse Trade-In

Need further proof that the economy is about as healthy as a three-pack-a-day smoker living on the bacon and red meat diet? Ponder this: a Florida used car dealer recently... read more October 7, 2011 by  0


 
Odometer

Odometer Tampering On The Rise, Especially For Leases

Leasing a new car can have it’s advantages over buying a new car. Since you’re only paying for depreciation plus use of the vehicle over an established period of... read more October 5, 2011 by  0


 
Nashville flood car

Flood Waters May Be Receding, But Flood-Damaged Car Scams Are On The Rise

One scam is on the rise and consumers are wise to be leery of used car deals that sound too good to be true. The old adage of “Buyer, beware” holds doubly true... read more September 26, 2011 by  0


 
Carfellas

Carfellas: Discovery's New Show About Ex-Cons, Cars & Cannoli

If you're the sort of TV fanatic who dreams about a mash-up between the brashness of The Sopranos and the waistbands of Pawn Stars, we've got good news: the Discovery Channel... read more August 24, 2011 by  8


 
1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata M-Edition

Reader Advice: What Car To Replace A 1997 Mazda Miata?

We get a lot of reader mail at High Gear Media, and we’re happy to report that very little of it involves threats of bodily harm. The most common question we get... read more August 15, 2011 by  6


 
Used car salesman

No Return: Man Takes Lemon Van On A Rampage, Trashes Six Cars

With anything involving car shopping and vehicles, if you're not on guard and a careful shopper, mistakes can be very expensive—and infuriating. So found a Salisbury... read more July 21, 2011 by  0


 
Haynes repair manual. Image: Haynes Publishing

The Bible of the Shadetree Mechanic Joins The Digital Era

If you’ve ever spun a wrench on your own car or motorcycle, chances are good that you did so with the assistance of a Haynes repair manual. Available at libraries, auto... read more June 23, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Gas Prices Driving Used Car Prices to 16-Year Record Highs

Prices for used cars are accelerating, according to a report from the country's car salespeople. Used-car prices are now at a 16-year high, according to the National... read more May 26, 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


 
2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

April Sees Record High Used Car Prices

If Kelley Blue Book and Manheim Consulting are correct, used car prices are at an all-time high, favoring consumers looking to trade their existing car on a new model or even... read more May 12, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Hyundai Elantra

Not The Betting Type? Hyundai Guarantees Its Trade-In Value

Hyundai has in just a few years built itself into one of the strongest brands in the market. But to some shoppers who've been buying Toyotas or Hondas for a... read more April 20, 2011 by  1


 
Teen driver

Auto Leasing Rebounds To 2005 Levels

Leasing is back, in a bigger way than it's been for more than five years. Last month, nearly 21 percent of vehicles that left dealer lots did so on leases; in February, that... read more April 6, 2011 by  3


 
Clunkers

Americans In No Hurry To Retire Clunkers, As Sales Falter

It's the cycle of life. As we buy new vehicles, we trade others in; frugal used-car owners buy those, and sell their older vehicles. And in turn, a tired heap of a vehicle is... read more March 11, 2011 by  13


 
2010 Ford Flex

Selling Your Car: The Video Walk-Around โ€“ Post It On YouTube

The economic downturn is forcing more people to sell their cars privately instead of trading them in with car dealers. Most of us only sell a handful of vehicles in our... read more December 10, 2010 by  0


 
Car Tell Auction Prices iPhone App

Car Tell Auction Prices iPhone App Helps Consumers Avoid Overpaying

Have you ever been on a dealership lot and wondered what it paid for that used car? Standing there wondering how much are they actually trying to make on your purchase? Of... read more November 9, 2010 by  0


 
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