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Avoid buying flood-damaged cars with a few simple tips

A car dealer in Manalapan, New Jersey pled guilty Monday to theft by deception after he manipulated the titles of cars damaged in Hurricane Sandy and sold the cars to unsuspecting customers.

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Issue arises from ongoing Takata airbag recalls

Honda recently started disclosing possible recalls related to airbag malfunctions in certain vehicles. The automaker is asking customers buying those used cars to sign a document that acknowledges they've been made aware of the issue. Buyers may be better informed, but such a signature could also shift liability away from the automaker.

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Auto loans in the US increased 10-percent from a year ago

It looks like Americans are feeling more confident about borrowing money again, at least when it comes to their cars. Credit reporting giant Equifax has released its latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, and the data suggests that auto lending is booming in 2014.

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The ensemble consists of 59 cars, as well as other memorabilia

A Miami real estate developer is selling his entire massive collection of James Bond memorabilia. Valued at $33.25 million, the collection is considered the largest in the world, and will only be sold to a buyer willing to take the whole thing.

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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.

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Toyota hopes to sell more than 10 million vehicles in 2014

Toyota remained the top-selling automaker for a second year in a row, beating U.S. rival General Motors by some 270,000 vehicles in 2013, and set an ambitious target to sell more than 10 million vehicles this year.

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Automakers asked for extentions to deal with questions from Sen. Ed Markey

A U.S. senator who wants to know how carmakers intend to thwart automotive cyber hackers will wait a little longer for answers.

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He was famous for ads showing him paired with exotic animals

Cal Worthington, who built a fortune from a series of West Coast auto dealerships and became a TV fixture thanks to folksy car lot commercials urging customers to "Go see Cal," has died. He was 92.

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Pickup truck and luxury buyers powering profits for automakers

Automakers posted their strongest April sales since 2007, before the recent Recession started and the economic meltdown that drove General Motors and Chrysler into bankruptcy took place, as consumers feel more confident about their incomes and economic outlook and replace their aging wheels.

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Earnings could improve in the remainder of the year

Chrysler reported a small profit for the first quarter, reflecting lower shipments of vehicles to Europe and a slow down in production for the U.S. connected with new model launches. The company's overall outlook, though, remains positive as it moves toward a likely initial public offering.

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20-year-old "daughter" Lexxa Ridley bares quite a bit in ebay ad

Kim Ridley, owner of Ridley's Rides in Oregon, is sure to be in the running for the 2012 Father of the Year award. Wanting to sell his 1977 Datsun on eBay, Ridley decided to employ an age-old advertising technique: Sex sells. The issue? The sexy woman he shot draped over his car was actually his 20-year-old daughter Lexxa.

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Three year old used cars worth close to new cars

On the fence about buying a new car? Consider that if you are looking to trade in or sell your car, chances are that you'll get more now than in past years, and more than you will likely get one, two or three years from now.

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With used car prices soaring, some cars are worth more a year old than they were new

Some drivers who purchased cars last year are finding a sweet surprise when they look up their car's value: The vehicle is worth more now than it was a year ago.

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Dealers Take To Social Media, But Are Car Shoppers Following?

Car dealerships are turning to Twitter as their new media frontier, hoping to transform a vehicle for social chatter into a platform for car sales. Some pioneering dealers are gamely trying to build up the number of their followers and using their meager allotment of 140 characters to pass on micro-bursts of information, typically accompanied by a link to their website or Facebook page. But this e

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Determining how much your car is worth depends on many factors. If you're looking to trade your current car for a new car this year, one of the things you might be asking yourself is, "How much is my car worth?" As you may imagine, what your car is worth depends on several factors, including who you are asking. Ask three different people, "What is my car worth?" and you wil

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Taking the guesswork out of how to sell a used car or buy a used car from a private individual instead of a dealer

When you tire of your faithful transporter, when your family size goes up (or down), when it just doesn't feel like fun anymore, or when the miles have piled up too high, it's time to move on. From here, you have two choices: use your car as a trade-in on your next car and probably take a small beating on its value. Or sell the used car to someone who wants it more than you do and, with any luck,

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Six tips to steer you in the right direction

There's typically a 10-20 percent difference between what a dealer will give you for your used car or truck as a trade-in -- and what you could probably sell a used car for yourself.The downside, of course, is that you have to sell your used car yourself. And that means dealing with off-hour phone calls, interacting with strangers -- some of whom may be sketchier than the people you sometimes see

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There probably aren't half as many articles out there about selling your vehicle as there are ones on how to tell you to buy one. Many of us aren't car salesman but all of us should know the basics of getting a car prepped for sale. When the time does come to make a vehicle switch, we should know a little bit about what we're doing. AOL Autos has highlighted five steps that should help get your ca

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Editorial director of Kelley Blue Book explains how to get the most money for your current car when it's time to sell or trade it in

Is it time for you to buy a new car? Well, that usually means you'll also be selling your existing car -- or at least trading it in. If you've done everything right over the years that you've owned your present car, you'll likely get the best price (or trade-in value) for it. But if you've been careless or neglectful you could be in for a rude awakening. You could be offered what may seem like a p

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Ford CEO Alan Mulally continues to lay on the charm, this time popping up at Village Ford in Dearborn, Michigan last Monday to do a trial run on the sales floor of a dealership. We reported in early February that Mulally was planning on spending one or two days at a dealership selling cars, and this appears to be an experiment to make sure his sales skills don't send customers running to the nearest Toyota dealership. It turns out, however, that Mulally is a natural salesman, as he sold three ca

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