According to DealerRater, the car buying public is basically ignoring the opportunity to test drive cars now. “55 percent of car buying consumers only test drive one car before they make the decision to buy. Another 22 percent drive just two — essentially equaling the entire population of consumers that test drive three or more,” […]
It’s a question we never stop getting: “My mechanic tells me my car needs $3,400 worth of repairs. Should I do it, or think about buying a new car?” This might help make your decision easier.
You’re just buying a new — or new-to-you — car. Why are you worried about it breaking down now? Because mechanical failures in modern cars can be insanely expensive.
Even if the extent of your automotive technical knowledge begins and ends with prime time television commercials, you probably understand that the most engine wear takes place when you start your car. Now that we’ve arrived at a point when most new cars have auto-stop/start technology which increases the number of starts in an average […]
Recently, we posted a story on things taller drivers should be looking out for when purchasing a new vehicle. It suddenly became obvious that we should also provide some advice for those of lesser stature. We polled our smaller friends to find out their challenges when finding a new car.
A friend in the Car Talk Communities asked a great question last week as he was about to purchase a used car:
It’s graduation season, and a lot of former students are looking for their first car. When the time comes for you to buy your first car, here are tips that will help you put the right car in your driveway.
It seems like everyone you know has a kid graduating from college, and their parents are thinking about ways to provide them transportation. If you follow everyone else’s advice, though, you’re into a car for $25k or more. That’s nuts. You can buy a safe, cool, fun, reliable used car for your recent college grad […]
It might be tempting to run out and buy a new car at this time of the year, but delaying your purchase by a few weeks could save you some money. Sometimes it’s not an option because your old clunker simply gives up, but if you can plan, then make sure you walk into the […]