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Where You Should Buy Your Next Used Car

two friends looking at a car While buying a used car saves you money over buying new, buying used also presents its own unique set of challenges. There are just so many more places – and people – selling pre-owned vehicles than new cars. According to the latest NADA DATA report, published annually by the National Automobile Dealers Association, there were 16,396 franchised new-car dealerships in the United States at the end of 2014 (a franchised dealership is a dealership that’s affiliated with a specific automaker ... continue reading»

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The Safest Way to Travel with Your Pet

dog ramp Best car ranking lists aside, there’s no one perfect car for everyone.  The right car for you depends on your needs, wants and budget. The same is true when it comes to finding the right car for traveling with your pets. Just like there’s no one car that is perfect for all humans, there is not one vehicle that is perfect for all pets. After all, just like humans, our animals come in all different shapes, ages and ... continue reading»

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Used Luxury Compact SUVs That Are Cheap to Own

2011 Acura RDX The total cost of owning a car goes far beyond the sticker price. Taxes, fuel, depreciation, insurance, financing, maintenance and repair costs can stretch your budget throughout your vehicle’s life. In addition to a higher price up front, luxury compact SUVs typically have higher long-term costs than affordable compact SUVs, thanks to higher repair costs, more expensive insurance and powerful engines that use more fuel. If you want a luxury badge but don’t want to spend luxury money ... continue reading»

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Best Lease Deals Under $200 This August

2015 Ford Focus Sedan Blue Exterior We've rounded up a list of 10 great new car lease offers with payments under $200 per month. Every car on this list also performs well in our rankings, so you don’t have to choose between having a great car and a great lease payment. Our list of lease deals includes a range of vehicle types, so whether you're looking for an affordable small car, a compact SUV or a midsize sedan, we have you covered. If ... continue reading»

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Get the Most Out of a Used Car Test Drive

how to test drive a car Used car shoppers have a lot of company these days. Used vehicle sales topped the 42-million mark last year and, according to the most recent Used Vehicle Market Report from Edmunds.com, jumped another 1.8 percent during the first quarter of 2015. In other words, a lot more people are buying pre-owned vehicles than new ones. And what every one of those people should keep firmly in mind is that there’s also a lot more to look out ... continue reading»

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