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What Lower Used Car Prices Mean for You

2006 Honda Civic There’s good and bad news for car shoppers. Used car prices have fallen for the fourth straight month, according to vehicle auction company Manheim, which is great if you’re shopping for a used car. However, if you’re looking to trade-in or sell your vehicle, you might not get as much money for it. Used car prices were down 0.7 percent in August, which means you likely won’t get a fire sale on the used vehicle ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Used Car Prices

The Best Compact SUVs for Resale Value

Small SUVs and crossovers are extremely popular. According to data from Edmunds.com, compact SUVs have twice the share of the new car market that they had a decade ago, and are now the fourth most popular type of vehicle (midsize cars, small cars and pickup trucks are more popular). While Edmunds points out that small SUVs offer things like space, price and fuel economy that appeal to buyers, there’s another reason to love small SUVs: Their resale values ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, compact SUVs, Small SUVs

How You Can Make Money on Your Car Lease

One of the most attractive things about leasing a car is that you don’t have to worry about it losing value. When the lease is up, you just turn the car in and walk away. However, if you lease a car that holds more of its value than expected, you can actually make money when you turn the car in. [See this month's Best Lease Deals] When you lease a car, you’re essentially financing a portion of ... continue reading»

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September 2014's Best Cash Back, Finance and Car Lease Deals

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Fall is right around the corner, school is back in session and pumpkin spice lattes have returned. Just because the Labor Day car sales are over doesn’t mean you can’t get a good deal on a new car, truck or SUV this September. Carmakers are offering some great car incentives on new 2015 vehicles, and you can score an outstanding deal if you’re willing to take an outgoing 2014 model off the dealer’s lot. We found ... continue reading»

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Best and Worst Cities for Buying a Used Car

If you live in the Sacramento area and are looking for a used car, you have our sympathies. The Sacramento area is the part of the country with the fewest good deals on used cars. If you live in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area, on the other hand, get shopping. Twenty-seven percent of used cars in that area are priced below market value.  [See this month’s Best Used Car Deals] Cities with the Most Used Car Deals City Percentage of ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Used Cars, used car deals, best and worst cities for buying a used car

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