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Our picks for the best $5,000 used cars

The Autoblog staff selects the used cars they would buy for $5,000. This is how we would spend our hard-earned money, and we have a range of choices.

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Don't buy used 2014 BMW i3, says Consumer Reports

Also avoid the 2013 Nissan Leaf and the 2012, 2013 and 2015 Tesla Model S.

The 2014 BMW i3 joins several other EVs on Consumer Reports' list of used cars to avoid.

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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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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?

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Average used car price hits new record high of $18,800

Edmunds' Q2 2015 Used Vehicle Market Report finds that the average price of a used car has gone up 7.6 percent compared to 2014, to $18,800, driven by pickup trucks and cars eight years old and older.

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These EVs are the worst when it comes to depreciation

Glass' Information Services Takes A Look At Falling EV Values In The UK

Three electric cars score are in the top five worst depreciating vehicles in Europe according to a new report from Glass' Information Services.

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Buy an Audi, get some free shoes

Audi is teaming with shoe manufacturer Toms for a new program this summer that will see over 55,000 shoes donated to those in need.

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CPO Tesla Model S EVs can be had for around $55,000

Automaker Touts 200-Point Inspection, Limited Warranty

Certified pre-owned Tesla Model S vehicles available on Tesla's website for $56,000 and up.

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Used car prices reach record level in 2014

A report from Edmunds put the average price of a used car in 2014 at $16,800, which is a record, and a 5.7-percent increase from 2013. It also found 1-year-old and 4-year-old cars showed gains at or near the average, while some vintages showed gains of up to 18.4 percent.

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How you may soon be able to participate in dealer-only auctions online

Automotive remarketer Alteso is pitching a new way to conduct wholesale car auctions, which currently aren't open to the public. Their idea would give everyday customers a way to visit a dealer's site to see what's being offered at auction, then they could request the dealer buy the car on their behalf and take delivery the next day.

Used 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.

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Tesla 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

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Recalls 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,

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Honda 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.

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Fukushima 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

The 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.

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Toyota 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.

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Sometimes, 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.

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Cox 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."

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Nissan 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."

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