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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.

97Is Today's Honda Accord Cheaper Than It Was Back In 1989?

The answer is pretty surprising

The American Public Media radio show Marketplace recently tackled the question whether modern vehicles were actually more expensive once you factored in important variables like inflation and cost of ownership.

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.

36Unusual Car Colors Are Cheaper Upfront, Have Higher Resale Value

Yellow cars depreciate in value the least, according to a new study

According to a new study from iSeeCars.com, cars painted in unusual colors are cheaper at initial purchase and depreciate less than common colors such as black, white and silver.

13Car Ownership Costs Less, New Study Finds

Fuel, tires and insurance costs all dropped

AAA has good news for car owners tired of feeling the pinch of car ownership: The cost of owning and operating a car has gone down in the last year.

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.

60First 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Sells For One Million Dollars

Money from the sale donated to the Karmanos Cancer Institute

NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick loves buying first-built Chevrolet models for charity. He paid $1 million to buy the first production 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible and $650,000 to get the first 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28.

14Honda, Mercedes top KBB brand image awards [w/video]

Kelley Blue Book has announced the winners of its 2014 Brand Image Awards, which look at brands with "attributes that capture the attention and enthusiasm" of customers in the market for a new car.

174The Five Worst Car Investments

Purchasing these things can actually hurt your car's value and performance

By spending money on maintenance and some upgrades, you can improve your car's reliability and overall life expectancy. You can also reduce safety risks and expensive repairs. Changing the oil regularly, replacing worn-out tires, and getting your wheels aligned periodically are all no-brainers.

13Your Car May Be In Demand Overseas

Pent up demand in foreign markets may help lower your lease payments

A growing number of American car leases are being taken over for the purpose of being shipped overseas at the end of the term, according to Swapalease.com. This is happening particularly because fewer lessees and dealers plan to keep the leases because of the changing equity position.

42American classic car values falling flat as foreign and exotic marques rise

Anyone who follows the collector car market will tell you that prices are up, and demand is high. Indeed, Scottsdale's 2014 auction week, highlighted by the festivities at Barrett-Jackson, was a raging success, with numbers that were improved from the previous year in most significant categories. A look at the final tallies, though, shows that most of the big-dollar action happened in the foreign and exotic categories, with classic American iron from the 1950s falling behind.

33Lexus, Mazda win KBB 5-Year Cost To Own Awards

We focus a lot on what new cars are like to drive, but it's difficult on a one-week loan to really get a sense of what a car is like to live with. Sure, we try to recreate that sense with our long-term vehicles, but even after a year, it's impossible to know fully learn about a car, particularly in terms of reliability and cost of repairs. For 2014 model year vehicles, Kelley Blue Book has put together a list of the most affordable vehicles over a five-year period.

62New findings suggest EVs lose value quicker than gas-only autos

Electric cars may be great for saving money on gas, but a new report from Kelley Blue Book, commissioned by USA Today, shows that EVs might not be a great value option for their first owners. The study found that compared to gas-powered vehicles, EVs tend to lose significantly more of their value in the first five years of ownership, corroborating a study conducted in the UK, which we reported on earlier this month.

41Toyota, Lexus dominate KBB's Best Resale Value Awards

Toyota and Lexus stormed the 2014 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards, winning a combined 18 categories including best brand and best luxury brand. This marks the third year in a row that both automakers have won the Brand and Luxury Brand resale value awards. In all, Toyota won 11 categories and Lexus won seven.

9Rare Ferrari Fetches $27 Million At Auction

The Ferrari shattered the world record for most paid at auction for a road car

A rare 1967 Ferrari owned by a North Carolina orphan-turned-millionaire sold at auction for $27.5 million.

AddUsed Car Prices Fall For The First Time In Years

Older cars seeing a dramatic decline, but newer used cars still expensive

The trend of rising used car values is reversing. USA Today reported that overall used-car prices fell 4.5% on average in April.

36How high-efficiency trims can actually reduce your car's resale value

Factory fuel economy packages, the special trims or option groups bundled with efficiency improving items such as low-rolling-resistance tires, aerodynamic tweaks and electric power steering, cost the consumer a few hundred dollars (or more) at the time of purchase but don't seem to add any resale value down the road, says a recent report from Cars.com.

40Here Are The New Cars That Hold Their Value Best

Honda and Toyota earn top honors in two annual residual value surveys

As you take the plunge on a new car purchase, it helps to know which brands hold their value the best. Two recent surveys named Honda and Toyota as the brands most likely to hold their values in first five years of ownership.

AddGood News For Drivers: Gas Prices And Car Prices Falling

Japanese brands leading on lower pricing compared with 2011

There is good news for drivers and car buyers. Not only are gas prices tumbling, possibly to as low as $3.00 per gallon by Fall, but so are the costs of buying a new car in many cases, according to Kelly Blue Book.

71Edmunds: Honda and Acura best brands for retaining value

Honda and Acura have had their fair share of issues over the last few years – from earthquakes, tsunamis and floods to important new models not being all that well received – but that hasn't stopped them from claiming top honors in Edmunds' 2012 Best Retained Value Awards.

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