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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»

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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»

Tags: Analysis, Used Cars, Mazda CX 9, Buick Enclave, Used Car Prices

2010 Ford Fusion vs. 2010 Toyota Camry: Which Should You Buy?

2011 Ford Fusion You might be surprised by how much money you can save on a four-year-old car. Take the 2010 Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry, for example. Our pricing data shows that you should be able to find either one for roughly $11,000 to $15,000, depending on the model you choose. By comparison, the 2014 Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry both start at around $22,000, which is about $7,000 more than a fully loaded 2010 model. If you ... 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»

Tags: Analysis, Used Cars, Used Car Prices, Pricing

Cars Damaged in Hurricane Sandy Top 250,000

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images News The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) announced updated estimates of cars damaged by Hurricane Sandy in a press release Thursday, which now goes beyond 250,500. This number only includes insured vehicles whose owners filed a claim after the storm in October 2012. Owners in 16 states have filed claims thus far that range from scratched to flooded vehicles. New York ranks at the top of the list with more than 150,000 vehicles. New Jersey is second with 60 ... continue reading»

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