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Auto Leasing Rebounds To 2005 Levels

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 number was closer to 25 percent. The last time that leasing accounted for this many new car sales was back in the... read more

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1979 Lincoln Town Car, Missoula, Montana

Owners Keeping Vehicles Longer, Aftermarket Serves To Benefit

It seems the days of buying a brand-new car every two to three years are fading into history, as most buyers are keeping their new cars for much longer. Among families who... read more November 5, 2010 by 2


 
2008 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible

How To Find Used Car Bargains In A Tight Market

You have heard about the birth rate spiking nine months out from a blackout or a bad snowstorm. Well that is sort of what is happening in the used car market except in... read more November 3, 2010 by 1


 
2006 Ford Mustang GT Convertible - front

How To Spot Used-Car Warning Signs

If you're looking at buying a used car, the simplest clues can tell you if you're in luck or in for a bad ride. As a former service writer, I've seen those clues up close and... read more October 28, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring

Selling Your Car Online: Setting Yourself Apart From Dealers

The economic downturn is forcing more Americans to sell their cars privately rather than trading them in with a car dealer. For those brave souls venturing online to post... read more October 26, 2010 by 0


 
2008 Ford Taurus SEL

Buying From A Car Dealer: Getting The Most For Your Trade

The world of car sales—private sellers or at a dealership—is like the Wild West. It’s free-wheeling and whoever does the best job negotiating the terms of... read more October 24, 2010 by 1


 
2011 Hennessey HPE650

Selling Your Car Online: Free Websites Or Premium?

More Americans than ever are having to sell their vehicles privately rather than trade them in with a car dealer. It’s well known that you can put more money in your... read more October 24, 2010 by 0


 
2008 BMW 3-Series 328i

Ask TCC: What Should I Know About Buying A 2008 BMW 3-Series?

As you might imagine, we get a lot of questions about buying cars--both new and used. Our friend Scott Mowbray wrote: I'm looking at a 2008 BMW 328 or 335, with about 25,000... read more September 13, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Toyota Corolla

Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Drunk Driving, and Charger

Toyota's latest recall involves more than a million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks. It's been long in the works--and Toyota says it's a "voluntary service action."... read more August 26, 2010 by 0


 
Used car salesman

Dealers Dodge Financing Oversight—Will Shady Lending, Too?

If a deal is too good to be true it probably is; and you shouldn't talk monthly payments at the lot before you decide on a car and a price. Don't forget those two valuable... read more May 25, 2010 by 1


 
Dealer - Sale

Frugal Shopper: Does It Make Sense To Buy A Used Rental Car?

If you're thinking about a late-model used car instead of a new one, the used cars on offer by major rental companies can be tempting. From a price standpoint, you're getting... read more May 21, 2010 by 12


 
Used car salesman

Latest Threat to Carbuyer Safety: The Evil of 'Curbstoning'

Have you heard of "curbstoning"? We hadn't, and we like to think we're up on new automotive trends. But if the National Automobile Dealers Association has its way, you will... read more April 21, 2010 by 3


 
2010 Chevrolet Malibu

GM Expands Certified Pre-Owned Financing Deal To Chevy Malibu

General Motors has expanded low 3.9-percent financing on Certified Used models to include the Chevrolet Malibu. In February and March, GM was offering the deal on 2005-2010... read more April 8, 2010 by 0


 
Flooded Car

National Title-Check System Closes Some Scammer Loopholes

Would you believe that up until now there hasn't been a true database for vehicle titles, supervised by the federal government? It's finally here; by January 1 of this year... read more March 3, 2010 by 2


 
2007 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sport Wagon 328i RWD Front Exterior View

BMW Extends Free Maintenance On Certified Pre-Owned Cars

BMW has announced a limited-time offer, running from February 2 through March 31, to extend the no-cost maintenance coverage on some U.S. Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) cars by an... read more February 5, 2010 by 0


 
2009 Pontiac G6

GM Offers Financing Deal On Certified Used Pontiac G6

If you're feeling a little cash-strapped but in need of a new car, GM is giving you an alternative to that bargain-basement 2010 Chevrolet Aveo, or to a normal used-car. It's... read more February 3, 2010 by 1


 

 
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