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As Prices Drop, Holidays are the Best Time to Buy a Used Car

Used Car Dealership If you’ve been thinking about buying a used or certified pre-owned car, now could be a great time to buy. CarGurus reports that used car prices have dropped 5.4 percent on average since May, and prices could fall an additional 2 percent by the end of January. [Read: How to Buy a Car] “For used car shoppers, it really is the most wonderful time of the year to find a great deal,” says Dave Galvin, director of data ... continue reading»

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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»

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2011 Buick Enclave vs. 2011 Mazda CX-9: Which Used SUV Should You Buy?

2011 Buick Enclave CXL Three-row SUVs are a popular choice among families, and if you’re considering a used or certified pre-owned model, you could save substantially. For example, take a look at our two top-ranked 2011 affordable midsize SUVs, the Buick Enclave and Mazda CX-9. Our pricing data shows that you should be able to find a 2011 Enclave for roughly $21,400 to $26,400, depending on the model you choose. In comparison, the 2011 CX-9 is slightly less expensive, with average ... continue reading»

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Get Used: Used Cars under $20,000

2012 Prius When it comes to car shopping, $20,000 can go a long way, especially if you’re considering a used car. Buying used means that someone else has taken the initial hit on depreciation, and while it’s not typically the case, USA Today reports that some used cars that were bought in May 2013 have actually appreciated in value, including the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, Subaru Forester and 2009 Kia Sorento. [Read: Best Used Car Sales July 2014] Our used ... continue reading»

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Lower Used Car Prices Mean Savings for Buyers

2010 Jeep Wrangler There’s good news for used car shoppers. After years of high prices, used car prices are now the lowest they’ve been in four years, according to Edmunds.com.    “Now that the new car market has hit its stride, buyers are no longer drawn to used cars the way they have been in recent years,” Edmunds.com's Director of Used Car Analysis Joe Spina says in a statement. “Used car prices will likely continue to decline in the ... continue reading»

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