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Should You Buy a Used Rental Car?

For rental cars, it turns out, there’s an afterlife. Each year, rental agencies sell portions of their fleet to consumers and dealerships, so it’s possible that if you’re in the market for a used car, you’ve considered buying a former rental. Last year, Hertz sold 27,000 retired rental cars and plans to increase its sales this year by 65 percent, reports Automotive News. Many rental companies have car sales divisions including Enterprise, Budget Rent A ... continue reading»

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5 Things Smart Used Car Shoppers Look For

It’s estimated that more than 14 million new cars will be sold in the U.S. this year. If you think that’s a lot, then you haven’t taken a look at the used car market. “It varies month to month, but generally used car sales are at a three to one ratio over new car sales,” says Jesse Toprak, vice president of market intelligence for TrueCar.com, who adds that used car sales in 2012 should total ... continue reading»

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U.S. News Launches Used Car Rankings

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images We’re pleased to launch our Used Car Rankings, especially since so many users have asked for them. We hope that they give used car shoppers the same confidence that new car shoppers have when using our New Car Rankings. The used car market is much bigger than the market for new cars. Analysts at TrueCar.com estimate that new car sales this year should reach about 14 million vehicles. Used cars, on the other hand, should total 40 million ... continue reading»

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For Best Used Car Prices, Buy During Holiday Season

If you’re looking to purchase a used car in the near future, CarGurus, a car research and shopping site, says that now is the time to get the best deal, rather than waiting for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to subside. According to a recent press release, the “CarGurus’ Used Car Price Index data shows used car prices typically hit their lowest average of the year in the period between Thanksgiving and the first week of ... continue reading»

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Used Car Buying Mistakes: Avoid These to Save Money

Used car prices reached record highs in April and May, but as gas prices start to fall, used vehicle prices are beginning to drop. If you can’t wait for prices to drop further and must buy now, avoid making these common used car buying mistakes. One mistake, like being afraid to negotiate or buying a car with mechanical problems, can cost you a lot of money. For our list of common used car buying mistakes and how to avoid ... continue reading»

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