Used Car Prices are Falling; Should You Buy Now?

New car sales in 2014 were strong, and the trend is expected to continue in 2015. That’s bad news for new car shoppers, because new car prices tend to rise along with new car sales. For used car shoppers, however, strong new car sales are good news. Most people who buy a new car trade in their old one. Those trade-ins widen the supply of used cars. A bigger supply of used cars means lower prices. In fact, industry ... continue reading»

Like That Rental Car? Don't Buy It

Every once in a while, you go on vacation and end up really liking the car you rent. It’s quiet, drives great, has plenty of room for all your stuff and you associate it with fun and relaxation. You decide to buy the same car when you get home. After all, you just had an extended test drive. What better way to make a smart buying choice? There are a lot of other ways to make a smart buying ... continue reading»

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How to Save Money on a New Car Now

Auto Sales for December 2014 were strong, and they closed out a record-setting year for new car sales in the United States. According to data from TrueCar, new car and light truck sales were up 9.5 percent over December 2013, and the biggest sales numbers for December in 10 years. TrueCar estimates that 17 million new cars were sold in 2014 and they report that transaction prices (the final price paid for new cars and light trucks) increased almost ... continue reading»

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New Year's Resolutions for Car Buyers

According to a study done by the University of Scranton, the three most popular New Year’s resolutions this year are losing weight, getting organized and saving money. Enjoying life to the fullest, staying fit and learning something exciting came in fourth, fifth and sixth, in that order. We can’t help you get organized, and you should be visiting the U.S. News Health site if you’re looking to get into shape or lose weight (they release their ... continue reading»

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Best Holiday Car Deals of 2014

You may feel like you’ve done enough buying for the holidays, but if you’re thinking about getting a new car, now is the time to make one more shopping trip. The end of December is one of the best times to buy a new car. “Year-end is one of the best times to buy a new car as automakers look to maximize sales numbers for the calendar year,” says Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market ... continue reading»

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