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Used Cars: Better Choice than New?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images When shopping for a car, choosing between new or used means considering a lot of different factors. New cars are under warranty, while with some used cars, you have to worry about the vehicle’s maintenance history and hope there are no problems. On the other hand, used cars tend to be more affordable than new cars, and you can often get more car for your money. Now there are a couple more reasons to give used cars another look ... continue reading»

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2013 Ford Focus ST Priced at $24,495

Ford has announced specs and started taking orders for the 2013 Ford Focus ST, which will go on sale later this month for $24,495 (including a $795 destination fee). That’s a significant price hike compared with the base 2012 Focus, which starts at $16,500, but the ST offers a lot more performance than the base affordable small car. “Some cars in this category are entertaining on the track, but much less practical for daily driving,” says Lisa ... continue reading»

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Lexus Announces Pricing for 2013 RX 350 F Sport, GS 450h and 2012 IS

Lexus unveiled pricing information for three model-year 2013 vehicles and one 2012 vehicle last week. The all-new 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport SUV, which hits dealerships in July, will start at $47,000, before destination fees. The new 2013 RX 350 F Sport features all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and an F Sport-tuned suspension. The 2012 Lexus IS 250 and 350 sedans get a price increase of $200, starting in May. The 2013 Lexus RX ... continue reading»

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Hyundai Raises Prices on Upcoming Azera, Genesis Coupe

Hyundai rolled out pricing information for two redesigned models Tuesday. The automaker announced in a press release that the 2012 Hyundai Azera would go on sale in April with a starting price of $32,000, making it the second most expensive car in its class, following the $33,195 Toyota Avalon.     Compared with the 2011 model, the 2012 Azera sees a significant price increase of more than $6,000. Autoblog writes, “Hyundai is asking an awful lot more for its ... continue reading»

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Good October Sales May Mean Better Future Car Prices

Though official U.S. October car sales numbers won’t be available until the beginning of November, analysts are predicting that this month’s increased car sales will mean better new-car prices for car shoppers in coming months. BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai/Kia and Volkswagen are all seeing a sales growth in October over last month, according to Auto Observer. Though General Motors’ overall October sales are down by 3 percent, Chevrolet is having its best third quarter sales in a ... continue reading»

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