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Luxury Cars Get Pricier, As Mass-Market Affordability Improves
Luxury Cars Get Pricier, As Mass-Market Affordability Improves

What price luxury? While there are indications that the cost of some luxury goods are falling somewhat, both new and used luxury cars are costing more this year than they were last year. That’s an interesting contrast to the mass market, where new cars are costing less than year-ago levels...Read More»

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Need A Used Car? Buy This Summer From A Downtown Dealer

If you're in the market for a used car, now might be a good time to get serious about shopping. New data, paired with time-honored auto industry trends, could add up to big savings for consumers in the coming weeks. Last month, we told you that used car prices were slipping. According to the...Read More»

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As Predicted, Used Car Prices Plummet

Remember how we said that used cars would get cheaper in June? We hate to say we told you so, but...well, do we really need to say it? In point of fact, though, we can't take credit for the prediction. The National Automobile Dealers Association broke the news in April, and NADA has now confirmed...Read More»

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Buyer's Alert: Was Your Used Car Recalled & Never Fixed?

Buying a used car can be a very smart move. In fact, financial advisors like Suze Orman claim it's one of the best things you can do with your money. But compared to buying new, purchasing a used car carries added risks. Case in point: Carfax found that over 2.7 million of the used cars advertised...Read More»

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Looking For A Used Car? You May Want To Wait Until June

If you're looking to buy or sell a used car, take note: the National Automobile Dealers Association says that used car values are about to peak. If they're right, now could be the perfect time to unload your current ride, but you may want to wait a couple of months before investing in another used...Read More»

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Looking To Buy (Or Sell) A Used Car? Keep An Eye On Gas Prices

Gas prices are high, and chances are good that they're going higher. That news isn't just important for your daily commute: for used car shoppers, it affects the prices of vehicles you're considering, and for used car sellers, it impacts the value of your current ride. According to AAA, today's...Read More»

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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»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape (Tentatively) Priced, BMW ActiveE Driven: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Porsche celebrates hitting the two-million Facebook fan mark and has released details regarding the interior of the 2013 Boxster. General Motors previews the future of car windows and Saab's bankruptcy is affecting Spyker's future. All this and more in today's car news...Read More»

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Thinking About A Used Car? Buy Now, Before Prices Rise

If you're looking to buy a used car in the near future, you should consider grabbing one now, before prices rise. That's according to Kelley Blue Book, which expects to see used car values jump as much as 5% before March and remain high for the rest of 2012. January is often a so-so month for auto...Read More»

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Craigslist Used Car Scams: How To Avoid Getting Taken For A Ride

Shopping for a used car can be stressful because there are so many options to consider. Do you go to a brand-affiliated dealership? The no-name lot around the corner? Or do you scour the classified ads on Craigslist? If you prefer the third option, beware: there are numerous used-car scammers...Read More»

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 took a horse in on trade for a family-sized van. While a lot of dealerships claim they’ll take “anything” in...Read More»

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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 time, your monthly payments are likely to be less than with an outright purchase. Since leases are usually capped at three...Read More»

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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 when it comes to the torrent of flood-damaged vehicles that may be hitting the market in your area. Think that you...Read More»

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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 has just ordered 12 episodes of a reality show called Carfellas, and the first two are set to air on Monday night. Carfellas...Read More»

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 involves the purchase of a replacement vehicle, and reader Sondi Moore has reached out to us seeking advice on a replacement for a...Read More»

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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, Massachusetts man earlier this week. His wife bought a van, then he took it to his mechanic, who found a host of...Read More»

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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 parts stores and mass retailers alike, it seemed that there was a Haynes manual printed for any vehicle older than five...Read More»

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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 Automotive Dealers Association (NADA), which tracks used-car prices. Correlating to the high price of gas, demand for small and...Read More»

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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, consumers and car buyers are still in the driver's seat. As always, automotive marketing plays a big role. It's a discipline...Read More»

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