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AddA big red bow makes getting a car for christmas special

December is the best month for car sales

Every Christmas, holiday-themed car commercials spur millions to wonder 'who gives a car for Christmas?' immediately followed by 'and where do they find those big bows?'

58Black Friday Car Shoppers Should Wait For Lower Prices

The best day for holiday shopping isn't the best one for buy a car

The unofficial consumer holiday is often touted as the best day to get some major discounts, but new data from TrueCar.com shows Black Friday is only the fifth-best day to get a heavily discounted car.

494Used Car Prices Expected To Drop In Next Few Years

Analysts warn of largest decline in second-hand vehicle prices in U.S. history

This year's surge in new car sales could make for cheaper used cars down the road.

39Booming Crossover SUV Sales Trigger Car Discounts

The year-long shift is hurting car sales so much that automakers are offering bigger discounts to keep moving metal

The seismic shift in American car-buying toward trucks and crossover SUVs is creating great deals on compact and midsize cars.

211What Not To Say To A Car Dealer

How to get the best bang for your buck at the dealership

Apprehensive about shopping for a new car? Afraid you'll say the wrong thing to a car dealer that will give him the upper hand in the price battle? Shopping for a new car, or even a used one, doesn't have to be that kind of nerve-jangling roll of the dice that it was many years ago. For starters, the advent of the Internet allows car shoppers to go into battle armed with more information today tha

37Which Month Is The Best Month To Buy A New Car?

Throw out everything you thought you knew about when to car shop

Throw out everything you thought you knew about car shopping. According to a big new study from TrueCar, August -- not late December as is commonly accepted -- is the best month to buy a new car.

11The Cheapest And Most Expensive Cities To Buy A Used Car

Vehicles tend to be pricier out west

The farther west you shop, the most expensive it is to score a used car, according to a new study from CarGurus.

282GM Offers Employee Pricing To Owners Of Recalled Vehicles

American automaker trying to keep people from fleeing its brands

Owners affected by the General Motors ignition switch recall are getting even an better incentive to return to its brands for their next new car. The automaker says that these drivers can now get employee pricing on its models. Previously, GM was only offering them a $500 discount if they bought a new 2013 to 2015 vehicle.

2Used Cars In Five Segments Will Soon Be Cheaper

As demand tapers at the end of tax-refund season, car values will drop in kind

Used cars across five different segments will soon get much cheaper, according to a new study from Black Book. If you're in the market for one of these types of vehicles, you may want to hold off on shopping until late spring or summer.

21Looking To Buy A Used Car? You Might Want To Consider A New One

Buying a used car isn’t the slam dunk it used to be

Because of the recession that hit in late 2008, people have been holding onto their rides for longer than usual, waiting for better days before trading in old wheels for new ones. The fact that vehicles in general are more reliable than ever has only exacerbated the lack of low-mileage used cars, as owners rack up tens of thousands of trouble-free miles before finally trading them in.

64Who Can Afford The Average Car Price? Only Folks In Washington, D.C.

Americans are spending far too much money on new cars

A medium-income household can afford the average-priced new vehicle in just one of the 25 largest U.S. metro areas, according to a report from Interest.com.

3Polar Vortexes Altered Car Shopping Preferences

Utility vehicles experienced a surge in popularity

The harsh winter, during which many areas of the United States saw temperatures dip well below zero degrees, changed car shopping preferences, according to a new study from Swapalease.com, with utility vehicles replacing certain other car segments in several locations.

12Key Factors To Consider When Buying A Truck

Determine your needs and save some money

Whether you're buying a truck for everyday driving or for occasional use, there are five important factors to take into consideration to make sure you get the most out of your vehicle. This checklist will help you determine which features are worth the extra money, and which you can go without.

18End Of The Year Car Shoppers Will See Deep Discounts

The best deals on a new car will be found the week after Christmas

According to Market Watch, between December 26th and January 2nd automakers will offer the best deals of the year on new cars.

76Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers About Online Car Shopping

Shoppers can take simple steps to protect themselves against fraud

We use the Internet to research and purchase all sorts of products, but the Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers to be wary when buying a car online. Just like that time you tried online dating, appearances aren't always what they seem.

6Autoblog launches 360 app that puts users in driver's seat

On October 14th, Autoblog launched its first virtual-reality car buying experience for iPad and Android tablet users. Autoblog 360 uses the accelerometer inside your device to let you virtually interact with a car.

3Changing Interiors Of Cars, Auto Industry Looks Outside For Inspiration

People outside the car industry are having a bigger influence on its future

Right at the outset of his presentation, Tom KraMer confesses. He doesn't know a lick about the auto industry. He designs medical devices and surgical tools for a living.

21The Car Coach: What Is That ECO Button In My Car?

Lauren Fix answers your questions about fuel economy and more

I purchased a Honda 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L on Oct. 1, 2012. As time goes by, I have questions and concerns. When I'm driving and then I go to use the brake, the car hesitates or jumps a few times.

159Over 10% of new car buyers skip the test drive

How disinterested are consumers in their cars? According to a new study reported in The Detroit Free Press, more than 10 percent of new car buyers can't be bothered to take a test drive.

27Illinois town builds own track for consumer test drives

If you're shopping for a vehicle near Naperville, Illinois, you may have a chance to put your possible purchases through the gauntlet on at a new facility. The town has joined forces with local dealers to create a driving course that would reduce the number of test drives on public streets and give buyers a better sense of the type of vehicle they were purchasing before they signed on the dotted line. The course features a variety of pavement types, a small parking area and even a sprinkler syst

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