Used Cars

Used Electric Cars: Quick Guide For Getting The Best Deal
Used Electric Cars: Quick Guide For Getting The Best Deal

If you think that electric-car ownership is beyond your financial reach, think again. Due to a matter of supply and demand, and a flood of used models entering the market, electric vehicles (EVs) like the Nissan Leaf are remarkably affordable. This summer, and likely into the fall, there’s a...Read More»

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Is CarMax Selling Unrepaired Recalled Vehicles? You Betcha -- And So Are Other Used-Car Dealers

If you're planning to do some used-car shopping this weekend, take extra care to ensure that your next pride and joy doesn't have any outstanding recalls. Two consumer watchdogs -- the California Public Interest Research Group Education Fund (CALPIRG) and the Consumers for Auto Reliability and...Read More»

7 Photo Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Car Online (Illustrated With Selfies From Wikimedia) post thumbnail
7 Photo Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Car Online (Illustrated With Selfies From Wikimedia)

Selling a car online is easy, right? Type in the make/model/year, offer a little description, name a price, post a few pics, and -- boom! -- you're done. Except it's not that simple. If you're selling your car, you should spend just as much time planning your pitch as Madison Avenue types prepare...Read More»

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Market Forces: New-Car Sales Surge Making Used Cars Cheaper

It's been a very strong year—a very strong several years, really—for new-car sales. New-vehicle sales continue to be the bull-market bright spot of the economy, with analysts still predicting annual sales headed past 16 million vehicles this year. July sales factored in as the best for...Read More»

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The Most Popular Used Vehicles Of 2014 (So Far)

If you're in the market for a used car -- whether you need to replace your current ride or want to give a recent grad a set of wheels for college -- you know that demand for many models is high. Understanding which are the most popular could help you haggle and boost (or diminish) the resale value...Read More»

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The United States Of Used Cars

There are more than 250 million used cars on the road in the United States and every year, close to 40 million of those used cars change hands. Used-car sales volumes typically dwarf new-car sales. But how does the fleet of used cars for sale look in different parts of the country? We analyzed our...Read More»

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Cars In America Are Still Over 11 Years Old -- And Getting Older

During the Great Recession, car sales tanked, bottoming out in 2009. That year, Americans bought just 10.4 million vehicles -- a number that U.S. auto dealers had been surpassing for decades. But the economy wasn't the only thing that kept consumers from buying cars. True, many people lost jobs...Read More»

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Government Shutdown Puts Used Vehicle Prices In A Tailspin

Let's be honest: no one enjoyed last month's federal government shutdown. Every politician worth her salt knew that the outcome was a foregone conclusion, and yet, they went through with it anyway, causing needless mayhem and panic. And that's not just what progressives are saying. Even the...Read More»

Deal Alert: Prices Drop On Used Compact Crossovers Like CR-V, RAV4 post thumbnail
Deal Alert: Prices Drop On Used Compact Crossovers Like CR-V, RAV4

Compact crossover vehicles such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Subaru Forester have, increasingly, been drafted into primary family-vehicle duty, replacing mid-size sedans in many households. And if you’re in the market for one of these in late-model used form, the next...Read More»

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Average Car In America Is Now 11.4 Years Old

In 2012, research firm R.L. Polk announced that the average vehicle in the U.S. was a whopping 10.8 years old. That marked an all-time high, but Polk says the record has been broken again, with the figure now standing at 11.4 years. Think about that for a moment: the average car in America was...Read More»

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Used Cars Take A U-Turn: Prices Finally Fall

Last summer, used car prices were sky high -- not as high as they'd been earlier in 2012, but close enough that the price gap between "new" and "new used" cars remained very, very narrow. But oh, what a difference 12 months can make. According to Detroit News, used car prices have been in free fall...Read More»

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The Car Connection's Best Used Car Finds For June 29, 2013

With the 4th of July holiday coming up, you may be planning a road trip. That just might involve a change of vehicles--a change into something pre-owned, perhaps? If you're about to purchase a vehicle, we can help. With millions of used car listings, and thousands of vehicle reviews, The Car...Read More»

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Best Used Luxury Car 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Luxury cars offer a little more—of what matters to nearly everyone but the most dedicated misers. Whether it's the reputation of the brand and the image it carries; the cabin comforts and interfaces; the innovations behind the wheel; the more refined driving experience; or the extra assurance...Read More»

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Best Used Convertible 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

If you've ever owned and enjoyed a convertible—or even just rented one—understand that open-top models are about more than just feeling the wind in your hair. They're also about the freedom you show and feel, in driving a vehicle that might not hit all the marks for practicality. Not...Read More»

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Best Used Sedan 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

With so many nameplates and so many millions sold each year, the four-door sedan is one of the pillars of the car industry. As with trucks and utility vehicles, sedans make up such a big chunk of total car sales, it's simple--and maybe overwhelming, too--to find one that suits your taste and your...Read More»

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Best Used Family Car 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Family cars are a nebulous idea--what's perfect for our crew (a turbodiesel manual wagon of imported extraction) might not be ideal for yours (uh, minivan?). Shopping for a family car--whether it's a crossover or SUV, sedan or hatchback, minivan or green machine--doesn't have to be that difficult...Read More»

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Best Used Wagon 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Let’s face it; Americans are biased against wagons. Whether it’s due to the associations that the Baby Boomer generation has with bloated, motion-sickness-inducing land yachts with names like Country Squire or Vista Cruiser, or to the idea that wagons represent parenting in some quaint...Read More»

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Best Used Minivan 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Minivans are the family haulers of this generation. Invented in the 1980s and marketed first by Chrysler, they replaced traditional station wagons--at least, until sport-utility vehicles came along and spoiled all the fun. Over the years since the first 1984 Chrysler minivans, newcomers like the...Read More»

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Carfax Sued For $50 Million By 120+ U.S. Dealers

Carfax's catchy ads have encouraged millions of Americans to say "Show me the Carfax!" when purchasing used cars. That's great for Carfax's bottom line, but not so much for the dealers who have to provide those brand-name reports -- to the tune of $16.95 a pop, or a monthly subscription of up to...Read More»

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