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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.

23Tesla looking ahead to certified used car program for Model S

Few people associate Tesla Motors with the classic shady dealings of a used-car lot, but the electric-vehicle maker may be moving in that direction with its Model S. The California-based company very publicly guaranteed buying back its electric sedans from any owners who wanted to get rid of them after three years of ownership. The first of those vehicles could start rolling back in as early as spring 2016, Automotive News reports, which is why Tesla is working on a certified pre-owned vehicle-s

23Can a hopped-up Miata take on the Porsche Boxster?

As long as there have been used cars, there has been this question: are you better off buying a new vehicle, or picking up a used offering and making a few aftermarket modifications? While the answer is far from clear, Auto Express has put together a video that will attempt to well and truly put the argument to bed... or at least add fuel to the fire.

17Recalls have almost no effect on used car prices

This has been a bad year for recalls. The US auto industry broke the record for repair campaigns months ago, and with about 25.8 million vehicles needing fixed, General Motors has gotten close to 2013's total full-year figure of 27.96-million recalled cars all on its own. You might think that used car buyers would run screaming for the hills from all these faulty models, but a recent study finds the exact opposite to be true. In fact, one of The General's vehicles actually gained value slightly,

8Honda asking used-car buyers to sign liability document [w/poll]

Issue Arises From Ongoing Takata Airbag Recalls

New cars under recall must be repaired before a dealer can sell them but used cars are under no such mandate.

37Fukushima radiation still showing up in some Japanese cars

In the wake of the 2011 tsunami that caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, there was a fear that radioactive cars and trucks could be bound for export. Within days of the tragedy, Nissan was already testing its vehicles' radiation levels (pictured above), and the rest of the Japanese auto industry followed soon after. However, three years after the natural disaster, it appears that some used models are still making it out and winding up on the roads in Central

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.

54Toyota tops Consumer Reports best, worst used car values

We often mock Toyota for building boring, soulless cars, but a new study by Consumer Reports suggests that regardless of whether that's true, the company has some of the best used cars on the market. In its report on used cars from 2004-2013, the Japanese automaker had 11 vehicles among its brands on the list – more than any other automaker.

AddSometimes, used Tesla Model S EVs are more expensive than new ones

Time is money, and when it comes to the well-heeled folks who can afford to buy a Tesla Model S luxury electric sedan, that time becomes all the more expensive. That's the explanation behind an iSeeCars survey that found that a typical used Model S is priced higher than the new ones coming from the factory, Forbes says.

6Cox investment values AutoTrader at $7B as car-selling sites gain strength

Acting as a middleman between potential car buyers and dealerships has become quite a lucrative business. "How lucrative," you ask? Well, a company called Cox Enterprises has just purchased a 25-percent stake in AutoTrader at a price of $1.8 billion. With the help of some simple maths, that works out to a rough value for the car-listing site of $7 billion. In most circles, that'd be called a "helluva lotta money."

30Nissan buys jalopy Maxima after seeing filmmaker's epic sales ad

When Luke Akers wanted to sell his 1996 Nissan Maxima GLE - yes, the one seen above that needs a ratchet strap to keep the front end from bursting with joy - the Florida filmmaker turned on his cameras and yelled "Quiet on set!" The result is a one-minute videographic homage to mankind's monuments, narrated with all the intensity of a BBC documentary to sell a 17-year-old sports sedan that comes "fully loaded with an engine, wheels, tires and an automatic transmission."

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.

21EPA Creates Tool To Help Sell Used Cars

New tool generates MPG stickers similar to those on new cars

The EPA is featuring a new tool online to help sell used cars. The agency teamed up with the Energy Department to create a tool that will generate fuel economy information for used cars that mimics the ones required on all new cars.

9Koenigsegg gets its own certified pre-owned program

Certified pre-owned programs are a great option if you're looking for a well-maintained, newer vehicle that has some kind of warranty, without paying full price. As it's a good system, there are a lot of automakers that now offer a CPO option. The newest and perhaps most surprising purveyor of gently used vehicles, though, is Koenigsegg.

AddTesla's vehicle buyback program could yield $368m profit in 2016

Good news, everyone. If we can manage set aside about $37,000 over the next couple of years, a Tesla Model S, a used one, will be ours. That's one of the findings in a Bloomberg Industries study on Tesla's financing, vehicle buyback and resale programs. With the typically unconventional Tesla Motors eschewing the traditional lease program and guaranteeing to buy back used Model S vehicles at a pre-set price, the company could generate $368 million in revenue from used vehicle sales in 2016, Bloo

44Edmunds ranks the best used cars for 2013

When people ask us what car we would recommend for them, it's usually not easy to answer. To make a useful recommendation we must consider which of the numerous vehicle segments fits their needs best, and then choose one of the many vehicles offered in each segment. For some people, new cars don't meet their expectations of value, because they lose so much of it the moment they are purchased and driven off the dealer lot. For them, there's always the used-car market, where great deals can be fou

229American Cars Older On Average Than Ever Before

Quality helps Americans keep their cars running longer

The average age of the 247 million cars and trucks on U.S. roads hit a record of 11.4 years in January, the latest figures available from state registration data gathered by the Polk research firm.

26Automotive Gripes Top List Of Consumer Complaints

Towing disputes are fastest-growing complaints in U.S.

Complaints about unscrupulous practices conducted throughout the auto industry reached a dubious milestone last year.

122Teenage Girl Restores A Car She Can't Drive

This young mechanic is rebuilding a Pontiac Fiero ahead of her 16th birthday

One girl's passion for a project car has inspired a whole community of gear heads. Kathryn DiMaria was only 12 years old when she came to her parents with the idea to refurbish a Pontiac Fiero.

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.

7Used-Car Dealerships Selling Recalled Vehicles

Cars with safety recalls 'no big deal' to dealers

Buyer beware. Used-car dealers have potentially unsafe vehicles for sale on their lots, and they say its standard operating procedure.

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