18 Articles
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How to buy a used car without getting taken

An expert's tips for shopping used cars. Step One: Make sure you don't just buy the shiniest one you see.

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Long-Term Quality: How consumers sometimes pay the price

Quality issues can cost owners a great deal down the line. We look at the case of defects on two popular Nissan SUVs to track how they fared over the years and how a class action settlement didn't provide many owners much help.

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Are old trucks better than new trucks?

It's often the choice between a proven workhorse and something more comfortable that has yet to depreciate. The big difference is price, both now and later.

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Are orphan cars better deals?

Sometimes the key to getting a good value is hitting 'em where they ain't. Millions of cars from dead brands offer that unique opportunity.

Opinion
Is America's last cheap minivan worth it?

Most new minivans remain a cheapskate's paradise. But are there better options?

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What you need to know about dealer odometer fraud

Despite Vehicle History Reports, Odometer Fraud Is Still A Multi-Billion-Dollar Business

A look at how unscrupulous dealers and car auctions doctor odometers, and what to do if you find yourself a victim.

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When is the best time to buy auto parts?

Forget the Black Friday sales. A little planning and patience can get you high-quality parts for reasonable prices.

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Should you buy a leftover 2015 or a brand new 2016 model?

When deciding between a closeout model and the same car from the latest model year, there are several important factors to consider.

Opinion
Which car model is the biggest loser of this century?

There have been a slew of awful cars from Y2K to the present day. We offer three examples. Which ones would you pick?

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Volkswagen Diesels: Buy, sell, or hold?

There's More To It Than Just Supply and Demand

Owners of VW diesels and those who might want one aren't sure what to do. We lay out the things to think about if you're looking to buy or thinking of unloading.

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Old Car or New Car? 1993 Chevy Camaro vs 2015 Honda CR-Z

A Battle Royale Between A Clinton-Era Muscle Car And A Sporty Obama-Era Hybrid

Two very different 4,000-mile cars come up for auction and sell for similar money. With no other options, which one would you go for?

Opinion
How should Volkswagen deal with its diesel problems?

How VW handles its diesel scandal will have great impacts for current and future customers. Here are three things the company can do to keep people happy.

Opinion
What does a million-mile car really tell us?

Big Numbers Don't Always Tell The Tale

Almost any car can get to the million-mile mark, but it takes a special group of people before and after to make it happen.

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Tesla and direct sales aren't dealer model's greatest threat

The Deeper Dive: How Technology Is Disrupting Dealer Service And Parts Departments

The focus in the Tesla dealer fight has been direct sales, but traditional dealers should be more worried about other forces at work against them.

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Tesla and direct sales aren't dealer model's greatest threat

The Deeper Dive: How Technology Is Disrupting Dealer Service And Parts Departments

The focus in the Tesla dealer fight has been direct sales, but traditional dealers should be more worried about other forces at work against them.

Opinion
Why Cadillac needs a real truck in its lineup

And No, We're Not Talking About A New Escalade EXT

While Cadillac spends money on building an international stable of cars, the American market and its thirst for fancy pickups is being ignored. We argue that it's time for a better effort than the Escalade EXT.

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Should you buy an EV?

We run through some questions to ask yourself if you are shopping for an electric vehicle. Many factors impact the decision, like whether to go new or used.